Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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academicism in the arts, rigid adherence to accepted and traditional forms.
appellation a name, title, or other designation.
bellicose easily incited to quarrel or fight; belligerent.
cachet prestige.
credulous disposed to believe, especially on scanty evidence; gullible.
epicene sharing the traits of both sexes.
exceptionable likely to be objected to; objectionable.
fulminate to vehemently denounce or criticize something.
garrulous given to talking excessively.
humanism a doctrine or mode of thought that gives highest importance to human dignity, values, potentials, and achievements.
inanition a state of exhaustion caused by a lack of nourishment.
malapropism the humorous or ridiculous misuse of a word, especially by using a word that sounds similar to the correct word, but whose meaning is inappropriate.
pusillanimous shamefully timid; cowardly.
reconnaissance the act or process of examining an area, especially to gain militarily useful information.
unabashed not feeling or showing embarrassment, uneasiness, or shame.