Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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askance with distrust or suspicion.
cyst a small pouch within body tissue that is filled with fluid or air. Some cysts are connected with serious disease, but most are not harmful at all.
entreat to beg for something, or to do something.
erratic not expected or predicted; not regular.
expound to discuss or explain in detail (usually followed by "on" or "upon").
flange a collar or rim that projects from a pipe, housing, or the like to provide strength, stability, or a place for attaching other parts.
flout to show scorn or contempt for, especially by openly or deliberately disobeying.
kismet destiny, fortune, or fate.
lachrymose weeping, tending to weep readily, or being on the point of tears; tearful.
laconic using very few words; succinct; terse.
minatory presenting a threat; menacing.
pretentious assuming or marked by an air of importance or superiority that is unwarranted.
pusillanimous shamefully timid; cowardly.
rodomontade puffed-up boasting or bravado.
voluble characterized by a steady flow of words; fluent; talkative.