Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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abash to cause to feel embarrassed, uneasy, or ashamed.
cynosure a thing or person that is the center of attention and admiration.
deposition a sworn statement, usually in writing, for use as testimony by an absent witness in a court of law.
disencumber to remove burdens or hindrances from.
disinter to dig up or remove from a place of burial; exhume.
impugn to call into question; challenge or try to discredit.
lacuna a gap or omitted part.
maverick a person who thinks and behaves independently, especially one who refuses to adhere to the orthodoxy of the group to which he or she belongs.
misanthrope someone who hates or distrusts humanity.
otiose having no purpose or use; unnecessary or futile.
pedantic making or characterized by an excessive display of learnedness, or overly insistent on scholarly details and formalities.
recrudesce to become active again or break out anew, as a disease or harmful condition.
repine to express or feel unhappiness; complain; fret.
sartorial of or pertaining to tailors or tailored clothing, especially men's clothing.
veneration a feeling of great respect; awe; reverence.