Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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advert to direct the attention by comment or remark.
asceticism self-discipline and self-denial as a means of spiritual improvement.
astringent a substance or drug that contracts body tissue and slows discharge or secretion.
epistemology the branch of philosophy dealing with the origin, nature, and limits of human knowledge.
fledge to grow flight feathers.
hypocrisy the practice or an instance of stating or pretending to hold beliefs or principles that one does not actually live by; insincerity.
interdict to deter or impede by the steady use of firepower.
jejune lacking interest or liveliness; dull.
lorgnette eyeglasses, such as opera glasses, that have a short handle by which one holds them in position.
lupine2 fierce; greedy.
pelf money or wealth, usually regarded with disapproval or contempt.
peremptory not permitting refusal or disobedience.
pliant easily flexed; supple.
rapacious capable of capturing and eating live prey; predacious.
relict a plant, animal, or geological feature that has survived in a considerably changed environment.