Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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appellative a descriptive name or title, as "Terrible" in "Ivan the Terrible".
benign causing little or no harm.
dawdle to waste time; be slow.
epigraph a pertinent quotation or motto, especially found at the beginning of a literary work or of a chapter.
feckless weak or incompetent; ineffective.
immiscible not able to be mixed or blended.
maladroit not skillful; clumsy; tactless.
malapropism the humorous or ridiculous misuse of a word, especially by using a word that sounds similar to the correct word, but whose meaning is inappropriate.
obscurantism a deliberate lack of clarity or directness of expression, as in certain styles of art or literature.
parvenu a person who has suddenly acquired wealth or status, without acquiring the tastes, manners, customs, or the like of his or her new station.
quiescence a state of inaction, rest, or stillness; dormancy.
sartorial of or pertaining to tailors or tailored clothing, especially men's clothing.
scabrous characterized by a rough or scaly surface, as the leaf of a plant.
stative in grammar, of or designating a category of verbs that express state or condition.
uxorial of, pertaining to, or befitting a wife.