Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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alfresco in the open air; outdoors.
cynosure a thing or person that is the center of attention and admiration.
dissemble to disguise or hide behind a false semblance; conceal the true nature or state of.
effluvium an outflow of usually invisible, foul-smelling vapor or gas.
engender to create or give rise to.
epistemology the branch of philosophy dealing with the origin, nature, and limits of human knowledge.
erratic not expected or predicted; not regular.
exceptionable likely to be objected to; objectionable.
lattice a flat framework made with strips of wood or other material. The strips cross each other and have open spaces in between. A lattice is often used as a screen on a porch or in a garden.
ostentation a showy display to impress others.
parsimonious excessively frugal; stingy.
picayune having little value or significance; small; paltry.
savor to give an impression; hint (usually followed by "of").
sylph a slender, graceful woman or girl.
voluble characterized by a steady flow of words; fluent; talkative.