Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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abstruse difficult to comprehend or understand; esoteric; arcane.
atonement the act of making reparation for a sin, crime, error, or the like.
Byzantine characterized by complexity and intrigue.
canny difficult to fool or take advantage of; shrewd; wary; clever.
consummate of the highest order or degree.
corporeal having to do with a physical body; bodily.
disaffection an absence or loss of good will, faith, or loyalty, especially toward a government, principle, or the like.
disheveled not neat; messy.
entreat to beg for something, or to do something.
parvenu a person who has suddenly acquired wealth or status, without acquiring the tastes, manners, customs, or the like of his or her new station.
peripatetic walking or traveling around; going from place to place; itinerant.
quadrant any of the four parts that result when an area is divided by two lines, real or imaginary, that intersect each other at right angles.
recant to withdraw from commitment to (a former position or statement), especially publicly; retract.
sanguine having an optimistic temperament or outlook.
sere1 dried up or withered.