Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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adamant unlikely to change in response to any request or argument; firmly decided or fixed; unyielding.
alfresco in the open air; outdoors.
bellicose easily incited to quarrel or fight; belligerent.
bereft deprived or stripped of something.
descant a secondary, usually higher, melody that is played or sung at the same time as the chief melody.
elide to leave out or slur, as a syllable or letter, in pronunciation.
etiolate to weaken, especially through deprivation of normal development.
forswear to give up or renounce, often with an oath or pledge.
imbroglio a difficult, confused, or complicated situation, often involving a misunderstanding, disagreement, or quarrel.
lacuna a gap or omitted part.
obtrude to thrust or force (oneself, one's concerns, or one's opinions) on another or others without being asked.
prolix wordy and boringly long.
purvey to supply or provide (especially food, drink, or other provisions).
salacious excited by lust; lecherous.
stridulate to produce a shrill grating, creaking, or chirping sound by rubbing certain parts of the body together, as some insects do.