Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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beatify to admire or exalt as superior.
canard a deliberately false story or rumor, usually defamatory to someone.
canny difficult to fool or take advantage of; shrewd; wary; clever.
conjoin to combine for a common purpose.
deify to raise to the rank of a god; consider to be a god.
disheveled not neat; messy.
effete marked by excessive refinement or delicateness of taste.
emote to express or simulate feelings, especially in an exaggerated or theatrical manner.
fealty faithfulness or loyalty.
fracas a noisy disturbance or quarrel.
gossamer delicately fine, gauzelike, or filmy.
incumbent currently holding an office or position.
nostrum a favorite but unproven scheme or theory, offered as a remedy for social or political problems; panacea.
periphrasis an indirect or roundabout way of phrasing something; circumlocution.
stately dignified.