Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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apposite fitting; pertinent; appropriate.
argot the vocabulary or jargon characteristic of a specific group or class, especially of criminals.
assail to attack with vigor or violence; assault.
bellicose easily incited to quarrel or fight; belligerent.
brash rudely self-assertive; bold; impudent.
consternation surprise and alarm, leading to panic, deep disappointment, or total confusion.
credulous disposed to believe, especially on scanty evidence; gullible.
gambit a tactic or maneuver designed to gain an advantage, especially one that involves some sacrifice on one's part.
halcyon tranquil; peaceful; calm.
imprecation a curse, uttered or thought of.
louche of questionable decency, morality, or taste; shady; disreputable.
lugubrious sad or mournful, especially in an exaggerated way; gloomy.
reconnoiter to go through or over (an area) so as to gain information about it, as for military or engineering purposes.
sanctimony a pretense of righteousness or piety; feigned devotion or holiness.
seminal of critical importance; essential.