Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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apprehensive feeling fearful about future events.
benign causing little or no harm.
ersatz serving as a substitute, especially when of inferior quality.
expostulate to argue earnestly with someone, usually against an intended action; remonstrate.
flak (informal) irritating opposition, criticism, or dissent.
guttural articulated in the back of the mouth; velar.
lachrymose weeping, tending to weep readily, or being on the point of tears; tearful.
modular designed with standardized units that may be arranged or connected in a variety of ways.
otiose having no purpose or use; unnecessary or futile.
recant to withdraw from commitment to (a former position or statement), especially publicly; retract.
Sabbatarian one who observes the Sabbath on Saturday, as Jews and certain Christians.
Saturnalia an occasion of unrestrained revelry.
stentorian extremely loud and powerful.
supine lying with the face upward.
tummler an entertainer or social director who encourages participation by guests or audience.