Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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abeyance temporary suspension or cessation.
academicism in the arts, rigid adherence to accepted and traditional forms.
adamantine firmly decided or fixed; unyielding.
arrant complete; unmitigated; downright.
boorish rude; ill-mannered; crude.
contumacious stubbornly disobedient; insubordinate; rebellious.
dissemble to disguise or hide behind a false semblance; conceal the true nature or state of.
fledge to grow flight feathers.
gullible believing almost anything; easily tricked.
pungency sharpness or bite in taste or smell.
sanctimony a pretense of righteousness or piety; feigned devotion or holiness.
sepsis infection, especially by pus-forming bacteria in the blood or tissues.
shibboleth a slogan, phrase, or belief that characterizes or is held devotedly by a group.
surcingle a girth or belt that wraps around the body of a horse to secure a saddle, pack, or the like to its back.
syntax the word order or pattern of word order in a sentence.