Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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canny difficult to fool or take advantage of; shrewd; wary; clever.
cantankerous irritable, stubborn, and quarrelsome.
cession the act of formally giving up or signing over, as a territory; ceding.
cloture in U.S. parliamentary procedure, a method of ending debate and causing an immediate vote on the matter being discussed.
daunt to lessen the determination of; intimidate; discourage.
disaffection an absence or loss of good will, faith, or loyalty, especially toward a government, principle, or the like.
extirpate to get rid of completely, as if by pulling up the roots; root out.
facsimile an exact copy or duplicate of something printed or of a picture.
gnomic short and pithy, as an aphorism.
impermeable not permitting passage or penetration.
laureate one honored for achievement in a particular field or by a particular award, especially in the arts or sciences.
modus operandi a method of accomplishing something; way of working.
penumbra an indefinite, borderline area.
pretentious assuming or marked by an air of importance or superiority that is unwarranted.
veneration a feeling of great respect; awe; reverence.