Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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accretion the process of gradual increase or growth, especially by additions from the outside.
amortize to deduct (expenditures) by fixed amounts over a period of time.
cession the act of formally giving up or signing over, as a territory; ceding.
delectation enjoyment; delight; pleasure.
desiccate to remove the moisture in (food) so as to preserve it.
garble to mix up, distort, or confuse (a message, translation, or the like); cause to be disordered or unintelligible.
harrow to go over or break up with a harrow.
inadvertent not planned or intended; unintentional.
innocuous not capable of causing damage; harmless.
lugubrious sad or mournful, especially in an exaggerated way; gloomy.
mélange a mixture, usually of very dissimilar elements.
opiate something that induces relaxation, calm, or stupor.
parlous full of dangers or risks; perilous.
refulgent shining brilliantly; radiant.
reprobate an evil or lawless person, often beyond hope of redemption.