Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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antebellum in or of the period prior to a war, especially the American Civil War.
asterisk a sign (*). It is used to show that there is other information on the page that explains the information where the sign is placed.
concur to share the same opinion; agree.
daunt to lessen the determination of; intimidate; discourage.
demulcent an oily or sticky substance used especially to soothe irritation in mucous membranes.
derision mockery or ridicule.
foment to encourage the development of; instigate or foster.
gambit a tactic or maneuver designed to gain an advantage, especially one that involves some sacrifice on one's part.
impermeable not permitting passage or penetration.
maunder to speak in an aimless or foolish way; babble.
reprobate an evil or lawless person, often beyond hope of redemption.
risible provoking laughter; laughable or funny.
savor to give an impression; hint (usually followed by "of").
stative in grammar, of or designating a category of verbs that express state or condition.
travesty something so grotesque or inferior as to seem a parody.