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obstreperous
adj. marked by unruly noisiness
mortifying
adj. embarrassing
deference
n. respect; regard
interpose
vb. to put between, as in a conversation
appal
vb. to overcome with consternation, shock, or dismay
cudgel
n. a short, heavy club
insolent
adj. impudent
mettle
n. strength of spirit
intimation
n. a hint; a delicate, indirect communication
enmity
n. ill-will; hatred
stalwart
asj. strong; sturdy
sally
n. a witty remark
vb. to rush forward
distaff
n. a staff for holding wool
prudent
adj. judicious, wise
infalliable
adj. incapable of error
rebuke
vb. to criticize or reprimand
gluttonous
adj. voracious; likely to eat a lot
retort
vb. to reply, answer
bandy
vb. to exchange banter; to discuss lightly
audacity
n. boldness, arrogance
reconnoitre
vb. to make a preliminary survey of
abject
adj. spiritless; beaten down
alms
n. charity; money to the poor
perdition
n. eternal damnation; utter destruction
ignominious
adj. shameful
adjure
vb. to command solemnly, as if under oath
profligacy
n. wild extravagance
regale
vb. to entertain sumptuously
carrion
n. dead, rotting flesh
quandry
n. a state of perplexity
captious
adj. highly critical, as in a captious palate (sp?)
diffidence
n. hesitation due to lack of confidence
satire
n. the literary art of diminishing a subject by making it ridiculous and exposing what is wrong or hypocritical about it
irony
-situational
-verbal
-dramatic
n. the expression of the opposite from that which is intended
-the situation is ironic: the vet ran over the dog
-the words are the opposite from that which is intended: "I love this lima bean puree."
-the character does not understand the irony
sarcasm
n. an extreme form of irony intended to cut or wound