Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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boudoir a woman's private sitting room or bedroom.
cavalier carefree and offhand; nonchalant.
contretemps an embarrassing or unfortunate happening; mishap; mischance.
disallow to refuse to allow or admit; reject.
Draconian (often lower case) harshly cruel or rigorous.
figurehead a person whose title sounds important but who has no real power.
flout to show scorn or contempt for, especially by openly or deliberately disobeying.
germane having relevance to a given matter; pertinent; significant.
nonpareil a person or thing whose excellence is unequaled; paragon.
peripatetic walking or traveling around; going from place to place; itinerant.
reprisal injury inflicted in retaliation for injury received, as in war; revenge.
rodomontade puffed-up boasting or bravado.
shyster a person, usually a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods.
stentorian extremely loud and powerful.
truculent extremely hostile or belligerent; inclined to fight.