Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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appellative a descriptive name or title, as "Terrible" in "Ivan the Terrible".
caparison decorative trappings to cover a horse's saddle or harness.
centripetal forced or moving inward toward a center point or axis.
delectation enjoyment; delight; pleasure.
doyen the senior or highest-ranking male member of a group.
equipoise a state of balance or equal weight, importance, or the like; equilibrium.
expatiate to discuss something at great length; describe in great detail.
froward unwilling to agree or obey; stubborn; perverse.
indistinct not clearly perceived or perceiving.
inveigle to entice or ensnare by clever talk or flattery.
laureate one honored for achievement in a particular field or by a particular award, especially in the arts or sciences.
mésalliance marriage with someone of lower social standing than oneself.
obtrusive aggressive and self-assertive, or inclined to be so.
ostentation a showy display to impress others.
splenetic ill-tempered or spiteful.