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epoch
a particular period of time marked by distinctive features, events, etc.
incredulity
doubt about the truth of something
superlative
of the highest kind, quality, or order; surpassing all else or others
slough
an area of soft, muddy ground; swamp or swamplike region
plunder
to rob of goods or valuables
emigrant
someone who leaves his/her country for another
malice
desire to inflict harm or injury
sagacioius
shrewd
alluvial
sand, silt, gravel, or clay deposited by moving water
solicitude
anxiety or concern
guillotine
a device for beheading a person
sawyer
a person who saws wood
stolid
unemotional
contagion
the communication of disease or harmful or undesirable contact
tocsin
a signal of alarm using bells
adjuration
desperate urging
sublime
elevated in thought or superior
mire
swampy ground
taciturn
inclined to silence
sagacious
keen practical sense or shrewd
meddlesome
meddling or interfering
doleful
sorrowful or mournful
sumptuous
lavish, splendid, fine
magnaminous
generous in forgiving
auspicious
promising success
supplication
humble prayer
pernicious
causing harm or ruin