Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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abrogate to abolish, repeal, or nullify by authority.
abstruse difficult to comprehend or understand; esoteric; arcane.
acclivity a rising slope.
agog highly excited and full of anticipation.
concur to share the same opinion; agree.
deposition a sworn statement, usually in writing, for use as testimony by an absent witness in a court of law.
Draconian (often lower case) harshly cruel or rigorous.
ersatz serving as a substitute, especially when of inferior quality.
eulogy a spoken or written tribute, especially to honor a dead person; high praise; formal commendation.
expiation the act or the means of making amends, as for a sin or crime.
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.
obviate to prevent or eliminate in advance; render unnecessary or irrelevant.
tort in law, any civil rather than criminal harm or injury that violates the implicit duty of each citizen not to harm others, and for which one may bring a civil suit and collect compensation.
tyro one who is beginning to learn a business, trade, sport, or the like; novice; neophyte.
untoward unexpected and unfortunate.