Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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appellation a name, title, or other designation.
asceticism self-discipline and self-denial as a means of spiritual improvement.
augury the art or practice or an instance of predicting the future or obtaining hidden knowledge by interpreting omens.
austerity a tightened or stringent economy, as when there are high taxes, frozen wages, and shortages of consumer goods.
Byzantine characterized by complexity and intrigue.
contumacious stubbornly disobedient; insubordinate; rebellious.
deadeye an expert shooter.
eidetic pertaining to or designating the ability to recall images in almost perfect detail.
incumbent currently holding an office or position.
incursion a raid or sudden invasion.
kibbutz an Israeli farming settlement whose ownership is shared by those who live and work there.
lapidary an expert on or dealer in gemstones.
occlude to close or obstruct (a passage or opening, one's vision, or the like).
rebarbative tending to irritate or repel; forbidding or unattractive.
shyster a person, usually a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods.