Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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abysmal of vast extent; unmeasurable; extreme.
chary not dispensing freely.
coddle to simmer in water that is almost at the boiling point.
compunction uneasiness about the propriety or suitability of an action; qualm.
diatribe a bitter, abusive attack in speech or writing.
discountenance to embarrass or disconcert.
insipid having a bland or uninteresting flavor; tasteless.
meretricious appealing or attracting in a cheap, showy, or shallow way.
oblique not direct or straightforward in intent, means, or achievement; indirect or devious.
obtrusive aggressive and self-assertive, or inclined to be so.
phlegmatic not given to shows of emotion or interest; slow to excite.
pungency sharpness or bite in taste or smell.
reprobate an evil or lawless person, often beyond hope of redemption.
surcingle a girth or belt that wraps around the body of a horse to secure a saddle, pack, or the like to its back.
unabashed not feeling or showing embarrassment, uneasiness, or shame.