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suppliant
someone who pleads a petitioner
surfeit
overabundance
lamentation
expression of grief
haughtiness
arrogance, excessive self-regard
omen
a sign (often or warning)
smite
to inflict a heavy blow, to strike forcefully
smitten
to be infatuated
entreat
to request earnestly
conjecture
[kun JEK chur] conclusion based on insufficient evidence; speculation
expiation
[eks pee AY shun] an action undertaken to make amends for wrongdoing; atonement
fetter
to shackle (literally around ankles)
treachery
willful betrayal
thrice
three times
avert
to keep from happening; to avoid
vex
to annoy
beneficent
kindly; generous
brazen
shamelessly bold (literally, made of brass)
brink
the edge, the verge
sovereignty
supremacy of authority, complete self-government
furrow
[FUR roh] the long, narrow trench in the ground made by a plow
ordinance
a decree; authoritative rule
dirge
a funeral song
compulsion
force, coercion
sluggard
a slothful person, an idler
imprecation
[im pri KAY shun] a curse
affliction
a condition or a cause of suffering
begrudge
to envy or to give reluctantly
balk
to fail to go through with, to stop short
reverence
great respect
calumny
a false attack intended to injure the character of another; defamation
countenance
one's facial expression; to approve of
obstinancy
stubbornness
disquiet
worry, unease, anxiety
rankled
irritated
taint
to make impure
pious
showing religious devotion, devout
insolence
bold rudeness