Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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barrage a great number of things coming one after another very quickly.
centripetal forced or moving inward toward a center point or axis.
conclave a secret, private, or confidential meeting or gathering.
deign to consider some act to be appropriate or in keeping with one's dignity; condescend.
distraught mentally or emotionally unbalanced; crazed.
effrontery shameless impudence; insolence.
emote to express or simulate feelings, especially in an exaggerated or theatrical manner.
impediment an obstacle or hindrance.
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.
insouciant having no cares or anxieties; light-hearted; carefree.
maladroit not skillful; clumsy; tactless.
perilous causing or involving great danger; risky; hazardous.
quotidian happening every day or once a day.
repine to express or feel unhappiness; complain; fret.
stridulate to produce a shrill grating, creaking, or chirping sound by rubbing certain parts of the body together, as some insects do.