Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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adamantine firmly decided or fixed; unyielding.
ascertain to learn without question; determine.
bereft deprived or stripped of something.
erratic not expected or predicted; not regular.
laudatory expressing praise.
macrocosm a large unit or entity that represents on a large scale one of its smaller components.
parsimonious excessively frugal; stingy.
perquisite a payment or benefit in addition to the wages or salary associated with a position.
quadrant any of the four parts that result when an area is divided by two lines, real or imaginary, that intersect each other at right angles.
quotidian happening every day or once a day.
raffish carelessly unconventional or disreputable, sometimes appealingly so.
relict a plant, animal, or geological feature that has survived in a considerably changed environment.
remonstrate to say in opposition, protest, or objection.
stentorian extremely loud and powerful.
stridulate to produce a shrill grating, creaking, or chirping sound by rubbing certain parts of the body together, as some insects do.