Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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abide to put up with; stand.
appellation a name, title, or other designation.
ascertain to learn without question; determine.
canard a deliberately false story or rumor, usually defamatory to someone.
caparison decorative trappings to cover a horse's saddle or harness.
cognomen a last name; surname.
corollary a readily drawn conclusion; deduction or inference.
demotic of or relating to the common people; popular.
desiccate to remove the moisture in (food) so as to preserve it.
divergence the act of separating and moving or leading in different directions.
humanism a doctrine or mode of thought that gives highest importance to human dignity, values, potentials, and achievements.
nostrum a favorite but unproven scheme or theory, offered as a remedy for social or political problems; panacea.
saturnine gloomy, sullen, or cynical in temperament or appearance.
sudorific causing or increasing sweat, as a medication.
tyro one who is beginning to learn a business, trade, sport, or the like; novice; neophyte.