Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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attune to adjust so as to be harmonious.
disaffection an absence or loss of good will, faith, or loyalty, especially toward a government, principle, or the like.
doggerel trivial, crudely constructed verse.
gadfly a persistent critic, especially of established institutions and policies.
garble to mix up, distort, or confuse (a message, translation, or the like); cause to be disordered or unintelligible.
hypocrisy the practice or an instance of stating or pretending to hold beliefs or principles that one does not actually live by; insincerity.
iatrogenic caused by a physician or medical treatment, especially from drugs or surgery.
meretricious appealing or attracting in a cheap, showy, or shallow way.
otiose having no purpose or use; unnecessary or futile.
pedantic making or characterized by an excessive display of learnedness, or overly insistent on scholarly details and formalities.
periphrasis an indirect or roundabout way of phrasing something; circumlocution.
rebarbative tending to irritate or repel; forbidding or unattractive.
recrudesce to become active again or break out anew, as a disease or harmful condition.
shyster a person, usually a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods.
tyro one who is beginning to learn a business, trade, sport, or the like; novice; neophyte.