Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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alluvium sand, soil, gravel, or the like deposited by moving water, as along a river bed.
antediluvian hopelessly old-fashioned; primitive; outdated.
appellation a name, title, or other designation.
corollary a readily drawn conclusion; deduction or inference.
diatribe a bitter, abusive attack in speech or writing.
Úlan enthusiasm or vigor.
foment to encourage the development of; instigate or foster.
incumbent currently holding an office or position.
noisome offensive or disgusting, especially in smell; foul.
penumbra an indefinite, borderline area.
rapacious capable of capturing and eating live prey; predacious.
reconnoiter to go through or over (an area) so as to gain information about it, as for military or engineering purposes.
Sabbatarian one who observes the Sabbath on Saturday, as Jews and certain Christians.
saturnine gloomy, sullen, or cynical in temperament or appearance.
seminal of critical importance; essential.