Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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accretion the process of gradual increase or growth, especially by additions from the outside.
baleful threatening harm; full of malice; ominous.
bilge the rounded part of a ship's hull between the bottom and the sides.
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.
desiccate to remove the moisture in (food) so as to preserve it.
gamut the whole extent or range of anything.
glut a greater supply or amount than is needed.
hypocrisy the practice or an instance of stating or pretending to hold beliefs or principles that one does not actually live by; insincerity.
lupine2 fierce; greedy.
noisome offensive or disgusting, especially in smell; foul.
nonfeasance in law, failure to perform a required duty, as by a public official.
pastiche a work of visual art, music, or literature that consists mostly of materials and techniques borrowed from other works, sometimes done as an exercise to learn the technique of others.
recant to withdraw from commitment to (a former position or statement), especially publicly; retract.
sylph a slender, graceful woman or girl.
unadulterated unmixed with or undiluted by additives or extraneous elements; pure; complete.