Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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amortize to deduct (expenditures) by fixed amounts over a period of time.
apropos appropriate; relevant; opportune.
benign causing little or no harm.
berate to reproach or scold severely.
colloquialism a word or phrase typically used in conversational, informal, or regional speech or writing, hence sometimes considered inappropriate in formal writing.
crass lacking in sensitivity or refinement; crude.
deify to raise to the rank of a god; consider to be a god.
entreat to beg for something, or to do something.
lambent glowing softly.
minatory presenting a threat; menacing.
mirabile dictu (Latin) wonderful to say or relate.
perilous causing or involving great danger; risky; hazardous.
pretentious assuming or marked by an air of importance or superiority that is unwarranted.
repose2 to put or place (confidence, hope, or the like) in someone or something.
syntax the word order or pattern of word order in a sentence.