Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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apotheosis a perfect or ideal example; epitome.
asceticism self-discipline and self-denial as a means of spiritual improvement.
cachet prestige.
coalesce to grow together or unite to form a single body or organization; unify; fuse.
consummate of the highest order or degree.
deify to raise to the rank of a god; consider to be a god.
flout to show scorn or contempt for, especially by openly or deliberately disobeying.
fulminate to vehemently denounce or criticize something.
gambit a tactic or maneuver designed to gain an advantage, especially one that involves some sacrifice on one's part.
lambent glowing softly.
limn to paint or draw.
malfeasance an illegal act or wrongdoing, especially by a public official.
misanthrope someone who hates or distrusts humanity.
ostentation a showy display to impress others.
unabashed not feeling or showing embarrassment, uneasiness, or shame.