Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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apropos appropriate; relevant; opportune.
barrage a great number of things coming one after another very quickly.
flange a collar or rim that projects from a pipe, housing, or the like to provide strength, stability, or a place for attaching other parts.
fracas a noisy disturbance or quarrel.
gird to surround, bind, or encircle, as with a belt.
glabrous having no hair or fuzz; bald; smooth.
guttural articulated in the back of the mouth; velar.
ingenuous having or showing simplicity and lack of sophistication; artless.
parvenu a person who has suddenly acquired wealth or status, without acquiring the tastes, manners, customs, or the like of his or her new station.
redoubtable inspiring fear; formidable.
repose2 to put or place (confidence, hope, or the like) in someone or something.
tyro one who is beginning to learn a business, trade, sport, or the like; novice; neophyte.
veneration a feeling of great respect; awe; reverence.
virago a shrewish, domineering woman; nag or scold.
vouchsafe to grant or give with condescension or as a special favor.