Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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alluvium sand, soil, gravel, or the like deposited by moving water, as along a river bed.
cognizant aware; informed (usually followed by "of").
collateral property or other security put forward to guarantee repayment of a loan.
divergence the act of separating and moving or leading in different directions.
emulous filled with the desire to equal or surpass.
extempore without plan or preparation; impromptu or improvised.
ineluctable impossible to be avoided; inescapable.
loll to hang down loosely; dangle.
opprobrious expressing condemnation or scorn; accusing of shameful behavior.
regicide the murderer of a king.
salacious excited by lust; lecherous.
scabrous characterized by a rough or scaly surface, as the leaf of a plant.
seminal of critical importance; essential.
sotto voce in a low voice or undertone, so as not to be overheard; softly (often used as a musical direction).
tort in law, any civil rather than criminal harm or injury that violates the implicit duty of each citizen not to harm others, and for which one may bring a civil suit and collect compensation.