Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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asperity harshness or roughness, especially of tone or manner.
bilge the rounded part of a ship's hull between the bottom and the sides.
cognomen a last name; surname.
colloquialism a word or phrase typically used in conversational, informal, or regional speech or writing, hence sometimes considered inappropriate in formal writing.
disallow to refuse to allow or admit; reject.
disencumber to remove burdens or hindrances from.
effluvium an outflow of usually invisible, foul-smelling vapor or gas.
glut a greater supply or amount than is needed.
homily any discourse offering moral advice or admonitions.
ligature a band or tie.
nonfeasance in law, failure to perform a required duty, as by a public official.
oblivious not conscious or paying attention; unknowing or unaware (usually followed by "to" or "of").
purvey to supply or provide (especially food, drink, or other provisions).
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.
travesty something so grotesque or inferior as to seem a parody.