Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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beatify to admire or exalt as superior.
belie to give a false impression of.
blatant completely obvious or undisguised, sometimes offensively so.
cantankerous irritable, stubborn, and quarrelsome.
deify to raise to the rank of a god; consider to be a god.
demotic of or relating to the common people; popular.
encomium a formal expression of praise.
espouse to take up, hold, or commit oneself to (a cause, idea, or belief); embrace.
gamut the whole extent or range of anything.
gnomic short and pithy, as an aphorism.
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.
jejune lacking interest or liveliness; dull.
lambent glowing softly.
oblivious not conscious or paying attention; unknowing or unaware (usually followed by "to" or "of").
recant to withdraw from commitment to (a former position or statement), especially publicly; retract.