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cockpit
the part of an airplane where the pilot and copilot sit
plumb
completely
discard
to throw away
sorrel
a horse whose color is slightly orange to light brown
runway
a smooth lane of level ground that airplanes use to take off and land
playwright
a person who writes plays
brackish
stagnant, sour, or salty
epidemic
any disease that spreads through a population
scow
a flat-bottomed boat used for big loads
drone
to make a low humming noise
derby
a race with many contestants
optimism
a belief that good things will happen
version
a new form of something, based on an original model
unintelligible
not able to be understood
glaze
a thin, shiny coating
bleary
unclear; blurred
annual
happening or done every year
priority
of first importance
manuscript
a book written by hand or by typewriter
yarn
a long tale; a story, often adventurous or funny
tolerate
to put up with; endure
scythe
a tool with a long, curved blade; knife; harvester
widowed
left without a husband because of death
bustle
to hurry and move around in a busy and excited way
republic
a form of government in which the power of government rests with the voters, who elect representatives to govern the country
make-shift
a quick substitution, usually invented in an emergency
suspend
to halt any action for a period of time
sorghum
a grain often used to make syrup or to feed animals
harmonica
a small, rectangular musical instrument
brawny
heavily muscled; strong
peal
a loud ringing of a set of bells
balk
to stop short and refuse to go on
Vaya con Dios
Go with God
venison
deer meat
husk
the dry outer covering of an ear of corn and of some other seeds and fruit
disappointed
feeling a failure in hope or wishes
trial run
a preliminary test of a machine or vehicle that simulates actual use
situation
a condition or combiniation of circumstances; the way events or things are at a certain time
calamity
something that goes wrong
wield
to handle with great power; swing; use
kit
shortened form of kitten; the young of certain animals such as foxes or squirrels
herald
a messenger; carrier
fuming
to be very angry, as though giving off smoke
salvage
to save something from being damaged or destroyed
sultry
very hot and humid
portico
a porch or walk held up with columns
drought
a long period with little or no rain
sprint
to run at top speed
rutabaga
an edible plant, something like a turnip
employ
to make use of
notion
a sudden idea or desire; a whim
synagogue
a building or place used by Jews for worship and religious instruction
stud
to dot onto a surface; sprinkle about
auction
a public sale where items are sold to the highest bidders
ladle
to dip out a liquid using a cup-shaped spoon that has a long handle
civil
concerning the events happening within a country or community
flustered
nervous, excited, confused
volunteer
to give or offer, usually without being asked
noose
a loop formed in a rope with a kind of knot that lets the loop tighten as the rope is pulled
posse
a group of men called together by a sheriff to help catch an outlaw or to keep law and order
pneumonia
a serious disease of the lungs
hoist
to raise up or lift, often with the help of a machine
calloused
made hard and thick
shocks
bound pieces of grain stalks; bundles
vehicle
anything used to moving people or goods; a means of transportation
bruin
another name for a bear
solitary
existing or living alone
debris
the scattered pieces or remains for something that has been broken or destroyed
fret
to worry; usually to worry out loud or to show by restlessness that one is worried
contraption
an unusual device or machine
insulation
the material used for slowing or stopping the passage of electricity, sound, or air
swap
to trade items
bill
the hard, projecting mouth parts on the head of a bird
mooring
a stable, secure place where a boat can be tied
trade language
a common language used by several tribes, for marketplace or industry
scepter
a short staff held by a king as a symbol of power; staff; wand
gloom
low spirits; sadness
cellophane
a thin, clear material like flexible paper
rebuke
a stern reprimand
reception
a social gathering in honor of someone
develop
to grow, every detail complete
astound
to fill with wonder; surprise; astonish
veranda
a porch or balcony with a roof
fancy
to imagine
taper
to make or become gradually thinner at one end
sourdough
a settler in the Yukon
publisher
a person or company that produces and sells printed materials, such as books, magazine, or newspapers
calico
a cotton cloth printed with a brightly colored design
submit
to yield to the control, influence, or authority of another
fitful
restless or irregular
mechanic
a person who is skilled in making, using, or repairing machines
reckon
to consider or to compute
caulk
a waterproof substance squeezed into the cracks of a building to make it watertight
incident
something that happened; an event
gush
to say very sweetly
sullen
pouting or in a bad mood
vexillum
a square cloth banner first used by the Romans
prosper
to be successful; to do well; thrive
port
a harbor and the area of a harbor where boats are loaded and unloaded
watch
someone who guards or protects
embroider
to decorate cloth by sewing on designs
loophole
a mistake in a written or verbal contract that allows one party to avoid his obligation
peer
to look closely in order to see something clearly; stare
gingham
a cotton cloth that usually has a pattern of stripes, checks, or plaid
guffaw
hoarse laughter; a short, sudden laugh
enquire
to question or examine
liniment
liquid applied to the skin to soothe or relax; tonic; medicine
jersey
a sweater or shirt of soft fabric, made to be pulled down over the head
trundling
moving or pulling along on wheels
layout
the arrangement of furniture or other structures in a room or building
exaggerate
to describe something as larger or more interesting than it really is
mosey
to move or stroll along
albino
an animal or person that is white because it or he has no skin pigmentation
ruffian
a thug; a criminal
distress
serious danger or trouble
ascension
a going up
antics
games, pranks, or stunts
lariat
a long rope with a sliding noose at one end, used especially to catch horses or cattle
pauper
a common man who is very poor
audition
perform on a trial basis; to show one's skill in acting or singing
urchin
a small, playful child; a child with no money or home
prism
a piece of glass cut so that it breaks reflected light into many colors
mirage
an illusion
tragedy
a serious play that ends badly for the main character or characters
proprietor
owner
responsible
dependable and reliable; trustworthy
falter
to move unsteadily
vast
enormous; wide
ammunition
bullets, explosives, bombs, grenades, or anything else that can be fired from a gun or weapon
yeoman
a minor officer in a king's court
cardamon
an edible seed that comes from an Asian plant
glide
to move smoothly, as though riding on air or water
centipede
an animal that look something like a worm; it has a long, flat body and many pairs of legs
galleon
a large sailing ship with three masts that was used mainly during the sixteenth century
cayman
an animal that looks like an alligator but is a little smaller
tenor
a man's singing voice
pulp
a damp mixture of ground-up wood or rags, used for making paper
treacherous
not able to be trusted
coupon
a small certificate that can be exchanged for money, food, or other goods
massive
huge; larger than usual
fit
to be in the proper condition for a tast; physically fit
infirmary
a room or building for the care of the sick
barter
to trade one thing for another without using money
adjoin
to be next to
wingspread
the distance between the tip of one wing and the tip of the other wing when they are spread wide
strait
tight; confined
dissuade
to persuade a person against his given course of action
compass
to encircle or surround
loft
an open space under a roof; an attic
Moravians
a Protestant denomination
exasperate
to make angry or irritable; to drive a person to the end of his patience; provoke; annoy
tumbleweed
a plant that, when it dies, breaks free of its roots and is rolled about by the wind
polio
poliomyelitis; a disease that can cause paralysis, damage to the muscles, and sometimes death
fumble
to handle clumsily or without skill
gully
a ditch cut into the earth by flowing water
quavering
trembling, unsteady
miniature
much smaller than the usual size
gadget
a small, unusual tool or mechanical device
leprechaun
an elflike creature given to mischief and pranks
fanatic
a person who believes in or loves something so much that he does foolish things for it
banister
a handrail
valour
courage and strength in battle
bow out
to gracefully withdraw, usually fron a contest or game
marmalade
a jam made from sugar and the pulp and rind of fruits
et cetera
and other things of the same kind; and so forth (etc.)
matted
thick, tangled, or twisted
askew
to one side
spoil
to become rotten or damaged so as to be bad to use
divine
of or from God
mangy
having bare or dirty spots
cable
a thick, strong rope made of twisted wire or fiber
ornery
stubborn and high-spirited; mischievous
muchachos
boys; can be used to call one's companions together
dustdevil
a small whirlwind
check
an expression indicating "yes" or "all set"
rector
a minister in charge of a church and parish
spire
to top part of a steeple or other structure that tapers upward
notorious
well known for something bad or unpleasant
inquisitive
eager to learn
foal
a young horse, zebra, or donkey
panning
washing dirt or gravel in a pan in search for gold
heretic
one who hold extremely wicked religious beliefs
lavish
to give generously
rowel
a wheel with sharp spikes
stupor
a daze; a state of confused inactivity
gendarme
a French policeman
relay
a crew, group, or team that relieves another
victor
one who conquers or wins
canvass
to walk door to door for selling or advertising
defiant
refusing to obey authority
queasy
nauseated
pharmacist
a person who is trained to prepare drugs and medicines; a druggist
base
the lowest part; the bottom
brand
a piece of burning wood
prey
an animal hunted or caught by another animal for food
waistcoat
a vest
legend
a story that has been handed down from earlier times
canopy
a covering like a tent held up over a bed, entrance, or important person
barren
not producing anything
cinch
a strap for a saddle, usually fastened along a horse's or other animal's belly
gloat
to feel or show great satisfaction
bronc
a wild or partly tamed horse of western North America
mochila
a pouched leather covering for a saddle
indignant
feeling or showing anger about something that is unfair, mean, or bad
perceive
to understand
snout
the long nose, jaws, or front part of the head an an animal, such as a pig or alligator
fare
the price of a ride on a bus, train, or other vehicle
shackle
a metal bracelet, usually on the end of a chain,used for restraining a captive by the arm or leg
mount
a horse or other animal for riding
thong
a thin strip of leather used to fasten something, such as a sandal
admonish
to correct kindly or to caution
whey
the watery part of milk that separates from the curds when milk turns sour
brandish
to wave or swing about either as a weapon or as a symbol of triumph
feat
an act or deed, especially a skillful one
millstone
one of two large, round flat stones used to grind grain
exploit
a magnificent or heroic deed
symbolize
to be a symbol of; represent; stand for
provision
to act of giving what is needed or useful
skid
to slip or slide on a surface
clammy
moist and cold
bay
a reddish brown horse
ordained
installed as a minister
province
a big division of a country
Limburger cheese
a cheese with a strong smell
tropical
of, like, or found in the very hot regions of the earth that are near the equator
consecrated
set apart to worship God
nocturnal
active at night rather than during the day
cavalcade
a loud, colorful parade or procession using horses
fit
a sudden onset of a strong emotional or physical reaction
azure-blue
a light to medium blue color, like that of the sky on a clear day
allegiance
loyal and faithful devotion to someone or something
vestibule
a small entrance hall
flannel
a soft cloth made of cotton or wool
prattle
to talk meaninglessly; babble
dog-eared
having the corners of pages turned down
bound
to run by leaping
tousled
rumpled, disheveled
conduct
to act as a path for electricity, heat, or other forms of energy
bazaar
a market made up of a street lined with shops and stalls
trellis
a framework used for training climbing plants