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nevvy
dialect for nephew
epergne
an ornamental dish with several compartments used as a centerpiece for a dining table.
sal volatile
an aromatic mixture used as smelling salts
depreciatory
maent to belittle
unremunerative
unrewarding
indentures
contracts binding people to work for another for a specific period of time
ostentasiously
in a showy manner
mollified
made less severe or violent; softened
rantipole
a rude boisterous boy
bound out of hand
made an apprentice immediantly
melancholy
sad and gloomy
inscrutably
mysteriously
excrescence
an abnormal outgrowth
cain
adam and eve eldest son who killed his brother abel
wandering jew
a character in medieval folklore condemnedto wander the earth restlessly because of his scorful attitude at christs crucifixion
George barnwell
the title character of a popular play in which an apprentice robs his employer and murders his uncle
vexation
an annoyance
disconcerted
frusterated; or upset
timon of athens
he title character of play by shakespeare; coriolanus arrogance cuases him to banished from rome
subterfuge
a strategem used to hide ones true objective or to evade an unpleasant sitiution ; diception
obtruded
forced upon (someone) unwillingly
pervading
spreading throughout
the rich man and the kingdom of heaven
an allusion to mathew 19:24: ''it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needdle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of god''
condescension
the act of dealing withb others in a proud or haughty way
miscreant
an evil prson or criminal
hackney- coachman
the drive of a horsedrawn coach for hire
hammercloth
cloth covering the drivers box in a coach
equipage
a carrige used on formal occasions with horses driver and liverred servants
portmanteau
a stiff leather suitcase that opens into two carpetments
magnanimous
generous in overlooking an injury or insult
handel
george frederick (168-1759) german born english composer