Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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aleatory pertaining to or depending on luck, chance, or contingency.
cavalier carefree and offhand; nonchalant.
diurnal occurring or active during, or belonging to, the daytime rather than nighttime.
epistemology the branch of philosophy dealing with the origin, nature, and limits of human knowledge.
extirpate to get rid of completely, as if by pulling up the roots; root out.
germane having relevance to a given matter; pertinent; significant.
hypocrisy the practice or an instance of stating or pretending to hold beliefs or principles that one does not actually live by; insincerity.
idiosyncrasy a characteristic of temperament, habit, or physical structure particular to a given individual or group; peculiarity.
imbroglio a difficult, confused, or complicated situation, often involving a misunderstanding, disagreement, or quarrel.
inflection change that occurs in the form of words to show a grammatical characteristic such as the tense of a verb, the number of a noun, or the degree of an adjective or adverb.
limn to paint or draw.
prolix wordy and boringly long.
purvey to supply or provide (especially food, drink, or other provisions).
recondite involving profound concepts and complexities; not easily understood.
requite to retaliate for; strike back on account of.