Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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academicism in the arts, rigid adherence to accepted and traditional forms.
adulteration the act or process of making worse or impure by adding unnecessary or inferior ingredients.
comity mutual courtesy and respectful treatment among people or nations.
condone to pardon, disregard, or overlook voluntarily or without condemning.
conduction the transmission or transfer, as of heat, electrical charges, or nervous impulses, through a medium.
declivity a downward or descending slope.
derision mockery or ridicule.
gird to surround, bind, or encircle, as with a belt.
internecine of or pertaining to conflict, discord, or struggle within a group.
macerate to soften (food or the like) by soaking, as in digestion.
parsimonious excessively frugal; stingy.
proselytize to convert or try actively to convert (others) to one's own beliefs or religion.
reconnoiter to go through or over (an area) so as to gain information about it, as for military or engineering purposes.
splenetic ill-tempered or spiteful.
spurn to reject, refuse, or treat with scorn; disdain; despise.