Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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abstruse difficult to comprehend or understand; esoteric; arcane.
assuage to make less severe or more bearable; alleviate.
concur to share the same opinion; agree.
conjoin to combine for a common purpose.
deify to raise to the rank of a god; consider to be a god.
deterge to cleanse, wash, or wipe off.
encomium a formal expression of praise.
laureate one honored for achievement in a particular field or by a particular award, especially in the arts or sciences.
munificent having or showing great generosity.
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.
redoubtable inspiring fear; formidable.
stridulate to produce a shrill grating, creaking, or chirping sound by rubbing certain parts of the body together, as some insects do.
sudorific causing or increasing sweat, as a medication.
uxorious excessively or foolishly devoted to one's wife, and often thereby submissive to her.