Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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astringent a substance or drug that contracts body tissue and slows discharge or secretion.
contumacious stubbornly disobedient; insubordinate; rebellious.
demulcent an oily or sticky substance used especially to soothe irritation in mucous membranes.
diatribe a bitter, abusive attack in speech or writing.
electuary a drug mixed with honey, syrup, or the like to form a paste to be smeared on the teeth or gums of a sick animal.
emulous filled with the desire to equal or surpass.
exponent one that expounds or interprets.
guttural articulated in the back of the mouth; velar.
hackneyed made trite or commonplace by overuse, as an expression or phrase.
ineptitude incompetence; lack of skill.
inflection change that occurs in the form of words to show a grammatical characteristic such as the tense of a verb, the number of a noun, or the degree of an adjective or adverb.
inveigle to entice or ensnare by clever talk or flattery.
knurled having small ridges.
maladroit not skillful; clumsy; tactless.
stative in grammar, of or designating a category of verbs that express state or condition.