Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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apprise to inform (often followed by "of").
appurtenance (plural) equipment or instruments used for a given purpose; gear.
assail to attack with vigor or violence; assault.
bereft deprived or stripped of something.
consternation surprise and alarm, leading to panic, deep disappointment, or total confusion.
conversant familiar; acquainted; practiced (usually followed by "with" or "in").
discountenance to embarrass or disconcert.
expound to discuss or explain in detail (usually followed by "on" or "upon").
oligarchy a government or state in which a few people or a family rule.
ostentation a showy display to impress others.
purvey to supply or provide (especially food, drink, or other provisions).
sanguine having an optimistic temperament or outlook.
sotto voce in a low voice or undertone, so as not to be overheard; softly (often used as a musical direction).
stridulate to produce a shrill grating, creaking, or chirping sound by rubbing certain parts of the body together, as some insects do.
triage a system of determining priority of medical treatment, on the basis of need, chances of survival, and the like, to victims on a battlefield or in a hospital emergency ward.