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rounded knob of a saddle
pommel
attic
garret
large, flat-bottomed boat suitable for hauling bluky cargo
scow
mass of metal, or the mold for such
ingot
to leap about
cavort
ship's small boat
yawl
phony
bogus
moderation or abstinence from drinking alcohol
temperance
inspired message or speaker
oracle
bed of straw
pallet
small drawstring bag or purse
reticule
study of skull formation as a determinant of intelligence
phrenology
rebellion
insurrection
clever
ingenious
discourteous
impudent
overly emotional or dramatic
histrionic
part of a steamboat that houses the officers' quarters and pilot house
texas
unusual
singular
splendid
sublime
repentant
contrite
a series of gradual successive stages
gradation
evil disposition toward another; ill will
malevolence
extreme dislike or aversion
repugnance
maze
labyrinth
malignant; spiteful; mischievous
venomous
not perceptible to the touch; intangible
impalpable
to disguise or conceal behind a false appearance
dissemble
directed away from what is right or good; corrupt
perverse
rude and clumsy in behavior
boorish
stanic; characteristic of the devil
diabolical
a speech or comment that encourages, incites or warns
exhortation
remaining in a pure state
pristine
bodily ailement or weakness
infirmity
a person who violates a law
transgressor
marked by quivering or shaking
tremulous
to consent or comply without protest
acquiesce
the quality of being well-mannered; refinement
gentility
to render spiritlike; to make or treat as being airy
etherealize
a commitment to something; declared sacred
consecration
indifference; the state of having no inclination
listlessness
responsive to advice, authority, or suggestion; willing
amenable
the highest degree of respect or reverence
veneration
one who practices strict self-denial as a measure of personal or spiritual discipline
ascetic
the power to produce effect; effectiveness
efficacy
pertaining to the earliest ages
primeval
great personal shame or dishonor
ignominy
a splendid or striking display; something forming a protective covering
panoply
face, countenance, or apperance of a person or animal
visage
tendency; inclination
propensity
to drink; to absorb
imbibe
quality or state of being changeable over the course or duration of human affairs or world affairs; fluctuation
vicissitude
plan or plot, especially evil
machination
unusually early development or maturity
precocity
something justly deserved, whether reward or punishment
retribution
a sudden, impulsive, and seemingly unmotivated notion or action
caprice
an inadequate supply; scarcity
dearth
extreme rigor or harshness; state of being harsh and forbidding
austerity
impossible to retract (take back)
irrevocable
emitting sparks; brilliantly clever
scintillating
atonement; act of making amends for wrongdoing
expiation
trace of something no longer in existence
vestige
accidental; arising/occuring in other than usual location
adventitious
slow; tardy; tending to delay
dilatory
playful teasing
bantering
arrogance; disdainful pride
hauteur
artificial behavior intended to impress others
affectation
the placement of two or more things side by side
juxtaposition
sacred; pure; intact
inviolate
lacking energy; without vigor
languid
wasteful extravagance
prodigality
characterized by intensity of emotion or conviction
vehemently
to pretend
feign
fond of eating and drinking with friends; festive
convivial
irritability; unruliness
fractiousness
arrogant; haughty
supercilious
concerned about the precise accordance with the details of codes or conventions; meticulous
punctilious
unsuccessful; fruitless; failing to accomplish intended objective
abortive
overly, and often annoyingly, talkative
garrulous
indirect or delicate communication; suggestion; hint
intimation
to support with evidence or authority; to confirm
corroborate