Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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collateral property or other security put forward to guarantee repayment of a loan.
conclave a secret, private, or confidential meeting or gathering.
contumely contemptuous insolence; rudeness.
electuary a drug mixed with honey, syrup, or the like to form a paste to be smeared on the teeth or gums of a sick animal.
erratic not expected or predicted; not regular.
extirpate to get rid of completely, as if by pulling up the roots; root out.
extrude to force out; expel.
foment to encourage the development of; instigate or foster.
imbricate overlapping in an even sequence, as roof tiles or fish scales.
insularity the condition of being closed to new ideas or outside influences; narrow-mindedness.
jubilate to feel joyful; rejoice; exult.
maladroit not skillful; clumsy; tactless.
paroxysm a sudden strong outburst of feelings or actions.
pleonasm a redundant word, phrase, or expression.
stentorian extremely loud and powerful.