Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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cyst a small pouch within body tissue that is filled with fluid or air. Some cysts are connected with serious disease, but most are not harmful at all.
disheveled not neat; messy.
eulogy a spoken or written tribute, especially to honor a dead person; high praise; formal commendation.
extirpate to get rid of completely, as if by pulling up the roots; root out.
fixation an obsession, especially one that interferes with normal functioning.
imprecation a curse, uttered or thought of.
insinuate to suggest (something derogatory) subtly and indirectly.
liminal of or at the threshold of a physiological or psychological response or change of state.
misfeasance a normally lawful act performed in an unlawful way.
pathos a quality in life or art that evokes pity, sadness, or compassion.
phlegmatic not given to shows of emotion or interest; slow to excite.
raffish carelessly unconventional or disreputable, sometimes appealingly so.
recidivism chronic return to bad habits, especially criminal relapse.
recrudesce to become active again or break out anew, as a disease or harmful condition.