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self possesed
in control of oneself; composed
duly
rightfully; suitably
moor
a tract of open, rolling, wild land, often having marshes
infirmity
A weakness or ailment
rawboned
thin or very lean
plait
a braid, as of hair
sultrier
more hot and humid
tangible
capableof being touchedor felt
quarry
anything that is hunted or pursued, especially an animal
discern
to detect or recognize; make up
condone
to excuse or overlook an offense, usually a serious one without criticism
scruple
an uneasy feeling or hesitancy to act that arises from moral or ethical consideration
diverting
amusing, entertaining
deplorable
very bad; regrettable
imperative
absolutely necessary
zealous
very eager; enthusiastic
preclude
to prevent; make impossible
impunity
freedom from punishment, harm, or bad consequences
accost
to approach and speak to, especially in an aggressive manner
explicit
definitely stated; clearly expressed
implore
to ask earnestly; beg
haggard
having a worn and tired look
craven
extremely cowardly
insolent
so rude or proud as to be offensive
insinuatingly
in an indirect way
pandemonium
wild uproar
disdainful
showing scorn for something or someone regarded as unworthy
incessantly
endlessly; constantly
disconsolate
so unhappy that nothing can comfort; hopeless and depressed
vexation
anger, annoyance, or distress
pauper
a very poor person, especially one supported by public charity
aghast
filled with fear, horror or amazement
gamut
the entire range or series of something
privation
the lack of comforts or basic necessities of life
converge
to come together at a place; meet
unpretentious
modest; simple; not showy
obscurity
the state of being undistinguished or not well known
obliterated
blotted or rubbed out
incredulity
unwillingness or inability to believe something; disbelief
careen
to tilt or sway while moving, as if out of control
serene
calm; peaceful; undisturbed
infallibility
the state of being incapable of making an error
blighted
damaged or spoiled
doggedness
steady persistence; stubborness
reiterate
to say or do again; repeat
precariously
dangerously; insecureley
saddlebow
the arched front part of a saddle
carbine
a light shoulder rifle of limited range
roan
reddish brown
compulsory
required
glade
an opened area in a forest
thicket
a thick growth of small trees
appalled
horrified; shocked
tether
to confine an animal to a certain area by tying or chaining it
perceptible
noticeable; recognizable
pommel
the rounded, front part of a saddle
defaced
to disfigure
council
a serious discussion among a group of people
fusillade
a firing of many firearms, either at the same time or rapidly and continuously
unscathed
unharmed
eruption
a sudden bursting out
blunt
abrupt; insensitive
suffused
to spread through or fill
integrity
honesty; sincerity and strenth of character
communion
sharing of thoughts or feelings
impelled
to drive or urge
ecstasy
intense delight
imperial
outstanding; majestic
abstracted
lost in thought
dank
miserably damp and chilly
palpable
capable of being touched
indolently
lazy
opaqueness
not letting light through
palatial
magnificent, like a palace
amenities
something that makes life more comfortable or convenient
affable
friendly; pleasant
cosmopolite
a person at home anywhere in the world
ennui
boredom
apprehensive
fearful
cower
to shrink away or hide oneself in fear
defamation
the damaging of somone's reputation or character
incautiously
not careful
deceptive
deceiving
ingenuity
cleverness
tyro
a person with no experience in a particular field
spinets
a small, upright piano
disparaging
to belittle(to pur someone down)
invariably
constant
imbecile
a very stupid or foolish person
appellations
a name
cynical
of the belief that there is no true goodness in anyone; scornful
coy
affectedly cute or playful
cryptic
having an unclear meaning; mysterious
degenerated
to lower in quality or value; worsen
countenance
the look on a person's face
perplexing
to confuse
nomenclature
a set of names for a particular group of things
romp
to play in a carefree, lively way
picturesque
having pleasing visual qualities suitable for a picture; pretty
ineffectual
not producing a desired result or effect
ostentatious
done with the intent of attracting notice; showy
pompous
showing an exaggerated sense of self importance
turbulent
full of commotion, disorder, or violence; not calm or smooth
wholesome
promoting good health; healthful
intuitive
rising from an impulse or natural tendency; instinctive; not learned
conviction
a firmly esablished opinion or belief
naive
innocent; unsophisticated
strive
to make an intense effort
articulate
able to express oneself well or effectively
ultimate
most significant; highest or final
melancholy
sad and gloomy
imperious
ruling or ordering around in a harsh and bullying way; arrogant or overbearing
imperceptibly
so small or slight that it is not noticed; not easily perceived by the senses
obsequious
much too willing ot serve or obey; servile
vexation
the condition of being disturbed, annoyed, or trouble
usurpers
one who takes and holds by force or without right
presentiments
a feeling that sometning is going ot happen, especially something bad
royalists
a person who supports a king or monarchy during a civil war or revolution
plebian
a member of the lower class in ancient Rome; one of the commonpeople
imprudence
the quality of not being careful; lack of judgment or caution; indescrete act
compunction
a feeling of guilt about doing something
prodigious
very great; huge; causing wonder
benevolence
a tendency to do good; kindness; generosity
cataleptic
one who has the medical condition of catalepsy which causes seizure; temporary loss of consciousness
despotic
having to do with or like a despot; a person with complete control over a group of people; absolute ruler or tyrant
infamy
a very bad reputation; disgrace; dishonor; great wickedness
requiem
a Roman Catholic mass for a dead person or persons
torpid
moving, feeling, thinking, etc. slowly or not at all; dull; sluggish; without sensation or motion
misanthropy
a person who hates people or does not trust anybody
chimerical
hoping or wishing for something illusory or imposible to achieve; imaginary or unreal
rendezvous
a meeting place
conscription
to force to serve in armed forces; drraft; enroll for a service in the army
labyrinth
a place with a complicated network of winding passages that make it hard to find one's way through; maze
intrepid
very brave; fearless; bold; courageous; dauntless
ironical
meaning just the opposite of what is said; expressing one thing and meaning another
inveterate
firmly fixed over a long period of time; edeep-rooted; habitual, habit
probity
the quality of being honest, upright, trustworthy, etc.; high principle, honesty
verity
1. truth; reality 2. something that is though to be true for all times
repugnance
extreme dislike or distaste; strong dislike
ricocheted
to skip off a surface after striking it at an angle