Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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cachet prestige.
disinter to dig up or remove from a place of burial; exhume.
effete marked by excessive refinement or delicateness of taste.
equipoise a state of balance or equal weight, importance, or the like; equilibrium.
euphoria a strong feeling of well-being or elation, sometimes unrealistic or unwarranted, and able to be induced by certain drugs.
laureate one honored for achievement in a particular field or by a particular award, especially in the arts or sciences.
magnum opus a great work of art, literature, or music, especially a particular person's masterpiece.
malfeasance an illegal act or wrongdoing, especially by a public official.
parsimonious excessively frugal; stingy.
recondite involving profound concepts and complexities; not easily understood.
relict a plant, animal, or geological feature that has survived in a considerably changed environment.
reprise repetition of a musical phrase or theme in an identical or slightly altered way.
sartorial of or pertaining to tailors or tailored clothing, especially men's clothing.
stridulate to produce a shrill grating, creaking, or chirping sound by rubbing certain parts of the body together, as some insects do.
unadulterated unmixed with or undiluted by additives or extraneous elements; pure; complete.