Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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appurtenance (plural) equipment or instruments used for a given purpose; gear.
astringent a substance or drug that contracts body tissue and slows discharge or secretion.
astute keen in understanding and judgment; shrewd.
bibulous addicted to alcohol; alcoholic.
calumny a harmful statement, known by the maker to be false.
caparison decorative trappings to cover a horse's saddle or harness.
crass lacking in sensitivity or refinement; crude.
dilatory used to cause a delay.
erratic not expected or predicted; not regular.
exegesis a critical explanation or interpretive analysis, especially of religious texts.
incursion a raid or sudden invasion.
recrudesce to become active again or break out anew, as a disease or harmful condition.
salacious excited by lust; lecherous.
symbiosis a close association, usually a mutually beneficial relationship, between two dissimilar organisms.
virago a shrewish, domineering woman; nag or scold.