Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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abash to cause to feel embarrassed, uneasy, or ashamed.
appellative a descriptive name or title, as "Terrible" in "Ivan the Terrible".
appose to place next to or side by side; juxtapose.
avow to assert or affirm.
cognizant aware; informed (usually followed by "of").
commodious comfortably spacious; roomy.
etiolate to weaken, especially through deprivation of normal development.
feckless weak or incompetent; ineffective.
forbear to keep or abstain from (an action or utterance).
highbrow one who has or pretends to have highly sophisticated intellectual and cultural interests and tastes (often used disparagingly).
inveigle to entice or ensnare by clever talk or flattery.
luminary a famous, important, or inspirational person.
mésalliance marriage with someone of lower social standing than oneself.
obfuscate to make (something) seem or be difficult to understand; obscure or darken.
sententious using or marked by pompous, high-flown moralizing.