Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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austerity a tightened or stringent economy, as when there are high taxes, frozen wages, and shortages of consumer goods.
commodious comfortably spacious; roomy.
contumacious stubbornly disobedient; insubordinate; rebellious.
electuary a drug mixed with honey, syrup, or the like to form a paste to be smeared on the teeth or gums of a sick animal.
guttural articulated in the back of the mouth; velar.
idiosyncrasy a characteristic of temperament, habit, or physical structure particular to a given individual or group; peculiarity.
lugubrious sad or mournful, especially in an exaggerated way; gloomy.
malaise a state or condition of feeling generally unwell, mentally depressed, sluggish, or uneasy.
mésalliance marriage with someone of lower social standing than oneself.
obtrude to thrust or force (oneself, one's concerns, or one's opinions) on another or others without being asked.
pastiche a work of visual art, music, or literature that consists mostly of materials and techniques borrowed from other works, sometimes done as an exercise to learn the technique of others.
pedagogy the act, process, or profession of teaching.
peroration the concluding part of a speech in which there is a summing up of the principal points.
quiescence a state of inaction, rest, or stillness; dormancy.
symbiosis a close association, usually a mutually beneficial relationship, between two dissimilar organisms.