Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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assail to attack with vigor or violence; assault.
attenuate to cause to be thin, rarefied, or fine.
electuary a drug mixed with honey, syrup, or the like to form a paste to be smeared on the teeth or gums of a sick animal.
facsimile an exact copy or duplicate of something printed or of a picture.
imprimatur any official permission or sanction.
intelligentsia the elite class of highly learned people within a society, or those who consider themselves part of such a class.
interdict to deter or impede by the steady use of firepower.
magnum opus a great work of art, literature, or music, especially a particular person's masterpiece.
malaise a state or condition of feeling generally unwell, mentally depressed, sluggish, or uneasy.
pastiche a work of visual art, music, or literature that consists mostly of materials and techniques borrowed from other works, sometimes done as an exercise to learn the technique of others.
peremptory not permitting refusal or disobedience.
recurve to bend or curve back or backward, as the ends of certain shooting bows.
trabeated using horizontal beams or lintels as supports instead of arches.
unabashed not feeling or showing embarrassment, uneasiness, or shame.
vouchsafe to grant or give with condescension or as a special favor.