Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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appurtenance (plural) equipment or instruments used for a given purpose; gear.
asterisk a sign (*). It is used to show that there is other information on the page that explains the information where the sign is placed.
epicure a person who has cultivated tastes, as in food or wine; connoisseur.
ersatz serving as a substitute, especially when of inferior quality.
eulogy a spoken or written tribute, especially to honor a dead person; high praise; formal commendation.
extenuate to reduce the magnitude or seriousness of (a fault or offense) by offering partial excuses.
froward unwilling to agree or obey; stubborn; perverse.
gambit a tactic or maneuver designed to gain an advantage, especially one that involves some sacrifice on one's part.
glut a greater supply or amount than is needed.
imprecation a curse, uttered or thought of.
omnibus concerning or including a large collection of things.
otiose having no purpose or use; unnecessary or futile.
recant to withdraw from commitment to (a former position or statement), especially publicly; retract.
revetment a facing of stone, masonry, or the like to support or protect a wall, embankment, or mound of earth.
stipple a method of painting, drawing, or engraving by applying small points, dots, or dabs to a surface.