Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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aberration a deviation from what is considered normal or right; irregularity.
asceticism self-discipline and self-denial as a means of spiritual improvement.
blatant completely obvious or undisguised, sometimes offensively so.
canard a deliberately false story or rumor, usually defamatory to someone.
cavalier carefree and offhand; nonchalant.
coeval coinciding in time of origin or existence; contemporary.
conclave a secret, private, or confidential meeting or gathering.
daunt to lessen the determination of; intimidate; discourage.
dawdle to waste time; be slow.
deadeye an expert shooter.
deterge to cleanse, wash, or wipe off.
emote to express or simulate feelings, especially in an exaggerated or theatrical manner.
ingenuous having or showing simplicity and lack of sophistication; artless.
solecism a gross violation of convention in grammar, etiquette, or the like; impropriety.
tamp to compress and pack tightly by repeated light taps.