Part 1.

apotheosis
model of excellence or perfection of a kind
appraising
exercising or involving careful evaluations
apprehensive
in fear or dread of possible evil or harm
arriviste
an ambitious social climber or status seeker
artistry
great skill, imagination, or creative ability
asphyxiation
the condition of being deprived of oxygen

 

Part 2.

assert
declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
asthmatic
relating to breathing with a whistling sound
atrabilious
irritable as if suffering from indigestion
atypical
not representative of a group, class, or type
audacity
aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery
banal
repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

 

Part 3.

beneficiary
the recipient of funds or other advantages
bonhomie
a disposition to be friendly and approachable
bony
composed of or containing rigid connective tissue
bosky
covered with or consisting of bushes or thickets
brocade
thick expensive material with a raised pattern
bugaboo
an imaginary monster used to frighten children

 

Part 4.

bugbear
an imaginary monster used to frighten children
candor
the quality of being honest and straightforward
canon
a collection of books accepted as holy scripture
cantata
a musical composition for voices and orchestra
caption
brief description accompanying an illustration
caret
a mark used to indicate an insertion into a text

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2020-04-17