Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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condign well-deserved or fitting, especially of punishment or reprimand.
conduction the transmission or transfer, as of heat, electrical charges, or nervous impulses, through a medium.
curmudgeon an irritable or ill-tempered person.
ersatz serving as a substitute, especially when of inferior quality.
exponent one that expounds or interprets.
flout to show scorn or contempt for, especially by openly or deliberately disobeying.
imprecation a curse, uttered or thought of.
impute to ascribe or attribute to a source or cause.
inchoate partially or imperfectly developed.
inculcate to cause to accept an idea or value; imbue.
mendicant living on charity; begging.
pandemic a disease that afflicts many people over different continents.
paroxysm a sudden strong outburst of feelings or actions.
scabrous characterized by a rough or scaly surface, as the leaf of a plant.
sotto voce in a low voice or undertone, so as not to be overheard; softly (often used as a musical direction).