Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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asperity harshness or roughness, especially of tone or manner.
burgeon to start to grow; send forth shoots, leaves, buds, or the like (often followed by "out" or "forth").
Byzantine characterized by complexity and intrigue.
coalesce to grow together or unite to form a single body or organization; unify; fuse.
derision mockery or ridicule.
effete marked by excessive refinement or delicateness of taste.
exponent one that expounds or interprets.
forswear to give up or renounce, often with an oath or pledge.
glut a greater supply or amount than is needed.
incessant never stopping; constant.
indulgent gratifying, or being inclined to gratify or yield to others' wishes, especially rather than enforcing discipline or strictness.
lachrymose weeping, tending to weep readily, or being on the point of tears; tearful.
pronate to turn or rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the palm of the hand faces down or backwards.
unscathed not hurt or harmed; completely uninjured.
uxorious excessively or foolishly devoted to one's wife, and often thereby submissive to her.