Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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apocryphal of dubious authorship or authority.
bathos a sudden descent from an exalted style or esteemed state to the commonplace.
condign well-deserved or fitting, especially of punishment or reprimand.
demulcent an oily or sticky substance used especially to soothe irritation in mucous membranes.
disallow to refuse to allow or admit; reject.
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.
encomium a formal expression of praise.
fixation an obsession, especially one that interferes with normal functioning.
hirsute covered with hair or stiff hairs; hairy or shaggy.
idyllic charmingly simple and natural, as a scene or experience; suggestive of peaceful countryside.
kibbutz an Israeli farming settlement whose ownership is shared by those who live and work there.
liminal of or at the threshold of a physiological or psychological response or change of state.
pinchbeck false, sham, or counterfeit.
pronate to turn or rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the palm of the hand faces down or backwards.
reprobate an evil or lawless person, often beyond hope of redemption.