Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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baleful threatening harm; full of malice; ominous.
blatant completely obvious or undisguised, sometimes offensively so.
consternation surprise and alarm, leading to panic, deep disappointment, or total confusion.
contretemps an embarrassing or unfortunate happening; mishap; mischance.
extrude to force out; expel.
germane having relevance to a given matter; pertinent; significant.
hackneyed made trite or commonplace by overuse, as an expression or phrase.
hirsute covered with hair or stiff hairs; hairy or shaggy.
indistinct not clearly perceived or perceiving.
jeremiad a long complaint about life or one's situation; lamentation.
maladroit not skillful; clumsy; tactless.
misfeasance a normally lawful act performed in an unlawful way.
putrefaction the act or process of rotting or decomposing.
quotidian happening every day or once a day.
stative in grammar, of or designating a category of verbs that express state or condition.