Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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benign causing little or no harm.
deadeye an expert shooter.
denigrate to deny the worth of; sneer at; belittle.
derelict failing to fulfill one's responsibilities or obligations; remiss.
dissimulate to hide one's true feelings, intentions, or the like by pretense or hypocrisy.
erratic not expected or predicted; not regular.
facsimile an exact copy or duplicate of something printed or of a picture.
gossamer delicately fine, gauzelike, or filmy.
insouciant having no cares or anxieties; light-hearted; carefree.
jubilate to feel joyful; rejoice; exult.
malaise a state or condition of feeling generally unwell, mentally depressed, sluggish, or uneasy.
plaudit (often plural) an enthusiastic show of approval, such as a round of applause or a very favorable review.
regicide the murderer of a king.
sere1 dried up or withered.
triage a system of determining priority of medical treatment, on the basis of need, chances of survival, and the like, to victims on a battlefield or in a hospital emergency ward.