Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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consternation surprise and alarm, leading to panic, deep disappointment, or total confusion.
contretemps an embarrassing or unfortunate happening; mishap; mischance.
denigrate to deny the worth of; sneer at; belittle.
ersatz serving as a substitute, especially when of inferior quality.
espouse to take up, hold, or commit oneself to (a cause, idea, or belief); embrace.
fealty faithfulness or loyalty.
glut a greater supply or amount than is needed.
knurled having small ridges.
laudatory expressing praise.
lien a legal claim on a piece of property when the current owner is in default on a debt or obligation.
peroration the concluding part of a speech in which there is a summing up of the principal points.
pronate to turn or rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the palm of the hand faces down or backwards.
reprise repetition of a musical phrase or theme in an identical or slightly altered way.
stipple a method of painting, drawing, or engraving by applying small points, dots, or dabs to a surface.
unabashed not feeling or showing embarrassment, uneasiness, or shame.