Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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appellative a descriptive name or title, as "Terrible" in "Ivan the Terrible".
appurtenance (plural) equipment or instruments used for a given purpose; gear.
asperity harshness or roughness, especially of tone or manner.
augury the art or practice or an instance of predicting the future or obtaining hidden knowledge by interpreting omens.
caste the status conferred by the class to which one belongs.
deign to consider some act to be appropriate or in keeping with one's dignity; condescend.
descant a secondary, usually higher, melody that is played or sung at the same time as the chief melody.
distraught mentally or emotionally unbalanced; crazed.
harbinger someone or something that signals or foreshadows a later arrival or occurrence; herald; forerunner.
laureate one honored for achievement in a particular field or by a particular award, especially in the arts or sciences.
pedagogy the act, process, or profession of teaching.
recidivism chronic return to bad habits, especially criminal relapse.
recondite involving profound concepts and complexities; not easily understood.
schadenfreude (often capitalized) pleasure derived from the misfortune of others.
uxorial of, pertaining to, or befitting a wife.