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WT AP English (Set 2.3)

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accolade an award or priviledge granted as a special honor or as an acknowledgement of merit
acerbity the quality of being sharp and forthright
attrition the action or process of gradually reducing the strength or effectiveness of someone/something through sustained attack or pressure
bromide a trite and unoriginal idea or remark, typically intended to sooth or placate
chauvinist a person displaying aggressive or exxagerated patriotism or dedication
chronic long-lasting and difficult to eradicate
expound present and explain (a theory or idea) systematically and in detail
factionalism the quality of being split apart and characterized by dissent
immaculate perfectly clean neat or tidy; free from flaws or mistakes
imprecation a spoken curse
ineluctable unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable
mercurial (of a person) subject to sudden or unpredictable changes or mood or mind
palliate make (a disease or its symptoms) less severe or unpleasant by removing the cause; allay or moderate
protocol the accepted or established code of procedure or behavior in any group, organization or situation
resplendent attractive and impressive through being richly colorful or sumptuous
stigmatize describe or regard as worthy of disgrace or great disaproval
sub rosa happening or done in secret
vainglory inordinate pride in oneself or one's achievements
vestige a trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists
volition the faculty or property of using one's will; nutting up