Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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assail to attack with vigor or violence; assault.
atonement the act of making reparation for a sin, crime, error, or the like.
denigrate to deny the worth of; sneer at; belittle.
disaffection an absence or loss of good will, faith, or loyalty, especially toward a government, principle, or the like.
fulminate to vehemently denounce or criticize something.
lorgnette eyeglasses, such as opera glasses, that have a short handle by which one holds them in position.
misfeasance a normally lawful act performed in an unlawful way.
munificent having or showing great generosity.
parlance manner of speaking or writing, especially word choice; vernacular.
plaudit (often plural) an enthusiastic show of approval, such as a round of applause or a very favorable review.
pronate to turn or rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the palm of the hand faces down or backwards.
putrefaction the act or process of rotting or decomposing.
repose2 to put or place (confidence, hope, or the like) in someone or something.
shunt to turn or move aside or out of the way; divert.
stentorian extremely loud and powerful.