Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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accretion the process of gradual increase or growth, especially by additions from the outside.
arrant complete; unmitigated; downright.
disaffection an absence or loss of good will, faith, or loyalty, especially toward a government, principle, or the like.
disinter to dig up or remove from a place of burial; exhume.
eruct to belch forth.
inflection change that occurs in the form of words to show a grammatical characteristic such as the tense of a verb, the number of a noun, or the degree of an adjective or adverb.
interdict to deter or impede by the steady use of firepower.
internecine of or pertaining to conflict, discord, or struggle within a group.
lupine2 fierce; greedy.
neologism a new word, phrase, or usage.
pathos a quality in life or art that evokes pity, sadness, or compassion.
prolix wordy and boringly long.
reprisal injury inflicted in retaliation for injury received, as in war; revenge.
triage a system of determining priority of medical treatment, on the basis of need, chances of survival, and the like, to victims on a battlefield or in a hospital emergency ward.
virago a shrewish, domineering woman; nag or scold.