Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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appellation a name, title, or other designation.
appose to place next to or side by side; juxtapose.
atavism the recurrence or reappearance of a particular trait, style, attitude, or behavior that seemed to have disappeared, or that which has recurred or reappeared after such an absence.
dawdle to waste time; be slow.
etiolate to weaken, especially through deprivation of normal development.
expatiate to discuss something at great length; describe in great detail.
forbear to keep or abstain from (an action or utterance).
imbroglio a difficult, confused, or complicated situation, often involving a misunderstanding, disagreement, or quarrel.
lambent glowing softly.
libertine acting without restraint; dissolute; amoral.
obfuscate to make (something) seem or be difficult to understand; obscure or darken.
opiate something that induces relaxation, calm, or stupor.
plaudit (often plural) an enthusiastic show of approval, such as a round of applause or a very favorable review.
sotto voce in a low voice or undertone, so as not to be overheard; softly (often used as a musical direction).
uxorious excessively or foolishly devoted to one's wife, and often thereby submissive to her.