Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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antediluvian hopelessly old-fashioned; primitive; outdated.
banal lacking originality or liveliness; disappointingly ordinary; commonplace; trite.
coeval coinciding in time of origin or existence; contemporary.
demarcate to set apart or separate, as if with boundaries.
epigraph a pertinent quotation or motto, especially found at the beginning of a literary work or of a chapter.
foment to encourage the development of; instigate or foster.
forswear to give up or renounce, often with an oath or pledge.
gloaming late evening; dusk; twilight.
harrow to go over or break up with a harrow.
idiosyncrasy a characteristic of temperament, habit, or physical structure particular to a given individual or group; peculiarity.
kismet destiny, fortune, or fate.
laconic using very few words; succinct; terse.
lenitive mitigating pain, discomfort, or distress; soothing.
pungent sharp and strong in taste or smell.
truculent extremely hostile or belligerent; inclined to fight.