Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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abrogate to abolish, repeal, or nullify by authority.
argot the vocabulary or jargon characteristic of a specific group or class, especially of criminals.
beatify to admire or exalt as superior.
desiccate to remove the moisture in (food) so as to preserve it.
epistemology the branch of philosophy dealing with the origin, nature, and limits of human knowledge.
ineptitude incompetence; lack of skill.
laureate one honored for achievement in a particular field or by a particular award, especially in the arts or sciences.
loll to hang down loosely; dangle.
magnum opus a great work of art, literature, or music, especially a particular person's masterpiece.
maladroit not skillful; clumsy; tactless.
periphrasis an indirect or roundabout way of phrasing something; circumlocution.
phlegmatic not given to shows of emotion or interest; slow to excite.
picayune having little value or significance; small; paltry.
shunt to turn or move aside or out of the way; divert.
stochastic of, or arising from chance or probability.