Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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aplomb great self-confidence, composure, or poise.
banal lacking originality or liveliness; disappointingly ordinary; commonplace; trite.
baneful causing or leading to death, destruction, or ruin; harmful or deadly.
blatant completely obvious or undisguised, sometimes offensively so.
coalesce to grow together or unite to form a single body or organization; unify; fuse.
exceptionable likely to be objected to; objectionable.
garble to mix up, distort, or confuse (a message, translation, or the like); cause to be disordered or unintelligible.
gird to surround, bind, or encircle, as with a belt.
harrow to go over or break up with a harrow.
insularity the condition of being closed to new ideas or outside influences; narrow-mindedness.
mésalliance marriage with someone of lower social standing than oneself.
parlance manner of speaking or writing, especially word choice; vernacular.
paroxysm a sudden strong outburst of feelings or actions.
pliant easily flexed; supple.
voluble characterized by a steady flow of words; fluent; talkative.