Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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aplomb great self-confidence, composure, or poise.
askance with distrust or suspicion.
disallow to refuse to allow or admit; reject.
dissemble to disguise or hide behind a false semblance; conceal the true nature or state of.
glut a greater supply or amount than is needed.
harbinger someone or something that signals or foreshadows a later arrival or occurrence; herald; forerunner.
insipid having a bland or uninteresting flavor; tasteless.
jejune lacking interest or liveliness; dull.
kibbutz an Israeli farming settlement whose ownership is shared by those who live and work there.
lupine2 fierce; greedy.
nostrum a favorite but unproven scheme or theory, offered as a remedy for social or political problems; panacea.
opiate something that induces relaxation, calm, or stupor.
pinchbeck false, sham, or counterfeit.
putrefaction the act or process of rotting or decomposing.
regicide the murderer of a king.