Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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atonement the act of making reparation for a sin, crime, error, or the like.
deify to raise to the rank of a god; consider to be a god.
epistolary established or continued through letters.
hagiography an admiring and uncritical biography of anyone.
idiosyncrasy a characteristic of temperament, habit, or physical structure particular to a given individual or group; peculiarity.
imbroglio a difficult, confused, or complicated situation, often involving a misunderstanding, disagreement, or quarrel.
impediment an obstacle or hindrance.
indulgent gratifying, or being inclined to gratify or yield to others' wishes, especially rather than enforcing discipline or strictness.
lenitive mitigating pain, discomfort, or distress; soothing.
pastiche a work of visual art, music, or literature that consists mostly of materials and techniques borrowed from other works, sometimes done as an exercise to learn the technique of others.
rebarbative tending to irritate or repel; forbidding or unattractive.
reconnoiter to go through or over (an area) so as to gain information about it, as for military or engineering purposes.
sanguine having an optimistic temperament or outlook.
shyster a person, usually a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods.
sudorific causing or increasing sweat, as a medication.