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Vocabulary Test: Thursday April 5 Spelling Test: Thursday April 12

oligarchy

government by a privileged few

august

great dignity or grandeur

consternation

great fear or shock that makes one feel helpless or bewildered

ebullient

greatly excited

magnitude

the property of relative size

verdant

green; lush in vegetation

salutation

greeting, addressing, or welcoming by gestures or words

wane

grow dim or faint

burgeon

grow forth; send out buds

malignant

growing worse

accretion

growth in size by addition or accumulation

recidivism

habitual return to crime

veracity

habitual truthfulness; honesty

inveterate

habitual; of long standing; deep-rooted

reticent

habitually silent; reserved

hackles

hairs on back and neck; feeling of anger or danger

hirsute

hairy

recalcitrant

resistance to authority

fractious

unruly

esoteric

hard to understand

caustic

corrosive; that which can destroy tissue by chemical action

innocuous

harmless; not controversial, offensive, or stimulating

concord

harmony

cacophony

harsh or discordant sound; dissonance

inquisitor

harsh or prying questioner

cursory

hasty; done without care

odious

hateful; vile

noisome

having a bad odor; foul-smelling

viscid

having a cohesive and sticky fluid

asperity

having a harsh temper; roughness

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