Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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attenuate to cause to be thin, rarefied, or fine.
calumny a harmful statement, known by the maker to be false.
chary not dispensing freely.
conclave a secret, private, or confidential meeting or gathering.
curmudgeon an irritable or ill-tempered person.
extralegal not regulated or permitted by law; outside of legal authority.
glabrous having no hair or fuzz; bald; smooth.
lattice a flat framework made with strips of wood or other material. The strips cross each other and have open spaces in between. A lattice is often used as a screen on a porch or in a garden.
malfeasance an illegal act or wrongdoing, especially by a public official.
obtrusive aggressive and self-assertive, or inclined to be so.
pandemic a disease that afflicts many people over different continents.
pedantic making or characterized by an excessive display of learnedness, or overly insistent on scholarly details and formalities.
splenetic ill-tempered or spiteful.
syntax the word order or pattern of word order in a sentence.
trabeated using horizontal beams or lintels as supports instead of arches.