Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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abeyance temporary suspension or cessation.
apotheosis a perfect or ideal example; epitome.
curmudgeon an irritable or ill-tempered person.
divergence the act of separating and moving or leading in different directions.
electuary a drug mixed with honey, syrup, or the like to form a paste to be smeared on the teeth or gums of a sick animal.
erudite having or showing a high level of scholarly knowledge; learned.
espouse to take up, hold, or commit oneself to (a cause, idea, or belief); embrace.
extrude to force out; expel.
glabrous having no hair or fuzz; bald; smooth.
incessant never stopping; constant.
lacuna a gap or omitted part.
macerate to soften (food or the like) by soaking, as in digestion.
parvenu a person who has suddenly acquired wealth or status, without acquiring the tastes, manners, customs, or the like of his or her new station.
prerogative an exclusive right or privilege derived from one's office, position, age, citizenship, birth, or the like.
somatic of or pertaining to the body itself; corporeal.