Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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asceticism self-discipline and self-denial as a means of spiritual improvement.
bibulous addicted to alcohol; alcoholic.
cantankerous irritable, stubborn, and quarrelsome.
caste the status conferred by the class to which one belongs.
contumacious stubbornly disobedient; insubordinate; rebellious.
erratic not expected or predicted; not regular.
forswear to give up or renounce, often with an oath or pledge.
gamut the whole extent or range of anything.
hackneyed made trite or commonplace by overuse, as an expression or phrase.
incumbent currently holding an office or position.
magnum opus a great work of art, literature, or music, especially a particular person's masterpiece.
meretricious appealing or attracting in a cheap, showy, or shallow way.
misfeasance a normally lawful act performed in an unlawful way.
pliant easily flexed; supple.
recurve to bend or curve back or backward, as the ends of certain shooting bows.