Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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adulteration the act or process of making worse or impure by adding unnecessary or inferior ingredients.
alluvium sand, soil, gravel, or the like deposited by moving water, as along a river bed.
asperity harshness or roughness, especially of tone or manner.
assail to attack with vigor or violence; assault.
demarcate to set apart or separate, as if with boundaries.
desideratum something that is needed or wanted.
discountenance to embarrass or disconcert.
gullible believing almost anything; easily tricked.
inveigle to entice or ensnare by clever talk or flattery.
macrocosm a large unit or entity that represents on a large scale one of its smaller components.
maunder to speak in an aimless or foolish way; babble.
pliant easily flexed; supple.
quadrant any of the four parts that result when an area is divided by two lines, real or imaginary, that intersect each other at right angles.
reprise repetition of a musical phrase or theme in an identical or slightly altered way.
revetment a facing of stone, masonry, or the like to support or protect a wall, embankment, or mound of earth.