Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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appellation a name, title, or other designation.
avow to assert or affirm.
cachet prestige.
conduction the transmission or transfer, as of heat, electrical charges, or nervous impulses, through a medium.
daunt to lessen the determination of; intimidate; discourage.
derelict failing to fulfill one's responsibilities or obligations; remiss.
despoil to forcefully take belongings or goods from; plunder.
discountenance to embarrass or disconcert.
Draconian (often lower case) harshly cruel or rigorous.
fracas a noisy disturbance or quarrel.
laconic using very few words; succinct; terse.
lupine2 fierce; greedy.
oligarchy a government or state in which only a relatively few people or members of a family have real power.
ostentation a showy display to impress others.
perquisite a payment or benefit in addition to the wages or salary associated with a position.