Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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abash to cause to feel embarrassed, uneasy, or ashamed.
astringent a substance or drug that contracts body tissue and slows discharge or secretion.
atavism the recurrence or reappearance of a particular trait, style, attitude, or behavior that seemed to have disappeared, or that which has recurred or reappeared after such an absence.
bathos a sudden descent from an exalted style or esteemed state to the commonplace.
debauch to lead or seduce into immorality or intemperance; corrupt.
disallow to refuse to allow or admit; reject.
extort to extract or obtain (money or the like) by force, threats, or abuse of authority.
hagiography an admiring and uncritical biography of anyone.
impute to ascribe or attribute to a source or cause.
ingenuous having or showing simplicity and lack of sophistication; artless.
ligature a band or tie.
limn to paint or draw.
louche of questionable decency, morality, or taste; shady; disreputable.
preferment the act of promoting or being promoted to a higher position or office.
sagacious possessing or characterized by good judgment and common sense; wise.