Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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aggregate a sum, combination, or composite of separable elements.
agog highly excited and full of anticipation.
austere having only what is needed; very simple or plain.
demotic of or relating to the common people; popular.
diurnal occurring or active during, or belonging to, the daytime rather than nighttime.
expiation the act or the means of making amends, as for a sin or crime.
extempore without plan or preparation; impromptu or improvised.
fracas a noisy disturbance or quarrel.
impute to ascribe or attribute to a source or cause.
indomitable too strong to be subdued or discouraged; unconquerable.
insularity the condition of being closed to new ideas or outside influences; narrow-mindedness.
laconic using very few words; succinct; terse.
lorgnette eyeglasses, such as opera glasses, that have a short handle by which one holds them in position.
parvenu a person who has suddenly acquired wealth or status, without acquiring the tastes, manners, customs, or the like of his or her new station.
stipple a method of painting, drawing, or engraving by applying small points, dots, or dabs to a surface.