Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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astringent a substance or drug that contracts body tissue and slows discharge or secretion.
astute keen in understanding and judgment; shrewd.
augury the art or practice or an instance of predicting the future or obtaining hidden knowledge by interpreting omens.
devolve of a duty or the like, to be passed on to someone else.
disinter to dig up or remove from a place of burial; exhume.
feckless weak or incompetent; ineffective.
flagitious viciously or shamefully wicked; infamous.
forbear to keep or abstain from (an action or utterance).
incumbent currently holding an office or position.
malapropism the humorous or ridiculous misuse of a word, especially by using a word that sounds similar to the correct word, but whose meaning is inappropriate.
maverick a person who thinks and behaves independently, especially one who refuses to adhere to the orthodoxy of the group to which he or she belongs.
reconnaissance the act or process of examining an area, especially to gain militarily useful information.
stentorian extremely loud and powerful.
stochastic of, or arising from chance or probability.
unadulterated unmixed with or undiluted by additives or extraneous elements; pure; complete.