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Brogue
A strong dialectal accent, especially a strong Irish accent.
Pique
A state of vexation caused by a perceived slight or indignity; a feeling of wounded pride.
Swale
A low tract of land, especially when moist or marshy.
Taciturn
Habitually untalkative.
Nocturnal
Of, relating to, or occurring in the night
Terse
Brief and to the point; effectively concise
Malingering
evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated;
Contemptuous
Manifesting or feeling of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn.
Bellicosity
Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.
Stultifying
To render useless or ineffectual; cripple.
Busby
tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions
Ubiquitous
everywhere
Virulent
Intensely irritating, obnoxious, or harsh.
Theosophy
Religious philosophy or speculation about the nature of the soul based on mystical insight into the nature of God.
Philandering
To engage in many love affairs, especially with a frivolous or casual attitude. Used of a man.
Consumption
tuberculosis
Countenanced
To give or express approval to; condone
Inimical
injurious or harmful in effect; adverse
Stolid
Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; impassive
Niggard
A stingy, grasping person; a miser.
Nostalgia
A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.
Elixir
A sweetened aromatic solution of alcohol and water, serving as a vehicle for medicine
vulpine
Cunning; clever.
I.W.W.
Industrial Workers of the World
Anemia
A pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number.
Scrutiny
A close, careful examination or study.
Dour
Silently ill-humored; gloomy
torpor
A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility
stupefied
to dull the senses or faculties of. To amaze; astonish
bindlestiff
A hobo, especially one who carries a bedroll.
Courtliness
In a courtly manner; elegantly or politely.
indefatigable
Incapable or seemingly incapable of being fatigued; tireless
Concupiscence
a desire for sexual intimacy
abysmally
Resembling an abyss in depth; unfathomable
reveille
he sounding of a bugle early in the morning to awaken and summon people in a camp or garrison
obsequious
Full of or exhibiting servile compliance
G.A.R.
Grand Army of the Republic
preternaturally
Surpassing the normal or usual; extraordinary
pullet
A young domestic hen, usually one that is less than one year old.
voracious
Having or marked by an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit
incipient
Beginning to exist or appear
concupiscent
A strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust.
Sallow
unhealthy looking
tannery
An establishment where hides are tanned.
tractable
Easily managed or controlled; governable.
ostensibly
from appearances alone
quirt
A riding whip with a short handle and a lash of braided rawhide.
kinship
Relationship by nature or character; affinity.
Pilfer
To steal or filch.
incontrovertible
Impossible to dispute; unquestionable
portierre
A heavy curtain hung across a doorway
corporeal
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the body.
deterrent
A retaliatory means of discouraging enemy attack
truculently
Expressing bitter opposition; scathing
asininely
like a donkey; stupid, silly or stubborn
succor
to help
unburnished
unpolished
piqued
to offend; annoy
freehold
held for life or able to be passsed by inheritence
disparaged
having little value; belittle
arable
suitable for cultivation
fallow
land that is plowed but left unplanted
communal
shared; public
irremediable
not able to be remedied or fixed
interminable
endless
finical
over carefuul or particular
redound
to lead; contribute
moldering
to crumble; decay
appellation
a name
sonorous
impressive sounding
veracious
honest; accurate
appurtenances
equipment; accessories
quixotic
Caught up in the romance of noble deeds and the pursuit of unreachable goals; idealistic without regard to practicality.