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morose
sullenly melancholy; gloomy
lumber
to walk or move with heavy clumsiness
imperious
arrogantly domineering; overbearing
dejected
being in low spirits; depressed
scoff
to express derision or scorn
laden
to burden; weigh down
mollify
to placate; soothe
pugnacious
combative in nature; belligerent
plaintive
expressing sorrow; mournful or melancholy
bridle
to show anger
derision
speak of or treat with contemptuous mirth
rheumatism
any of several pathelogical conditions of the muscules etc. marked by pain and disability
reverent
feeling or expressing profound awe and respect
bemused
to cause to be bewildered; dazed
wry
temporarily twisted in an expression of distaste or displeasure
aloof
distant or reserved in manner or social relations
liniment
medicinal fluid rubbed into the skin
fawn
to exhibit affection ot attempt to please
sullen
gloomy or somber
contempt
scorn; state of being disgraced
earnest
showing deep sincerity or seriousness
writhe
to twist or squirm, as in pain
complacent
lack of concern
contort
to twist or wrench out of shape
sulk
to be sullenly aloof or withdrawn
mottled
to mark with spots or blothes of different shades or colors
skitter
to skip, glide, or move rapidly or lightly along a surface
retort
toreply or answer, esp. in a quick, caustic, or witty manner
belligerent
eager to fight; aggressively hostile
craftily; crafty
marked by underhandedness, deviousness, or deception
contending
to strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle
harried
to disturb or distress by as if by repeated attacks; harass
plundered
to rob of goods by force, esp. in time of war; pillage
valor
courage and boldness
insolence
the quality or condition of being rude and impertinent
sage
one recognized for experience judgement, and wisdom
lament
to express grief for or about; mourn
audacity
fearless daring
tactician
one who is skilled in the planning and execution of military tactics
broach
to bring up (a subject) for discussion or debate
insidious
working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner
brazen
bold, shamelss
rebuffed
a blunt or abrupt refusal
libation
the pouring of a liquid offering as a religious ritual
lithe
readily bent; supple
anguish
agonizing physical or mental pain; tourment
desolation
the act or an instance of being devoid or inhabitants; deserted
feign
to give a false appereance
abhorred
to regard with horrer or loathing; detest
sojourn
to stay for a time
thrall
one held in bondage; slave
luminous
emitting light
heed
to pay attention to
mandate
an authoritative commander or instructor
pillage
plunder
promontory
a high ridge of land or rock jutting out into a body of water
remiss
lax in attending to duty; negligent
gentry
people of gentle birth, good breeding, or high social position
uncouth
crude; unrefined
comely
pleasing and wholesome in appearance; attractive
ardor
fiery intensity of feeling
abase
to lower in rank, prestige, or esteem; degrade
victuals
food fit for human consumptions
consort
a husband or wife, esp. the spouse of a monarch
languish
to loose strength or vigor
affront
to insult intentionally
wanton
immoraly or unchaste; lewd
hapless
luckless, unfortunate
guile
treacherous cunning; skillful deceit
profusion
the state of being profuse; abundance
annexed
to attach, especially to a larger or more significant thing
prodigious
impressively great in size, force, or extent; enormous
peals
a loud burst of noise
boon
a benefit bestowed, esp. one bestowed in response to a request
desolation
the act or an instance of being barren; lifeless
beguile
to amuse or charm; delight
somber
dark; gloomy
atone
to make amends, as for a sin or fault
bane
fatal injury or ruin
implacable
impossible to plactate or appease
impalable
not perceptible to the touch; intangible
maelstrom
a whirlpool of extraordinary size or violence
timorous
full of apprehensiveness; timid
wantonness
the trait of lacking restraint or control
gallant
brave, courageous
eddied/ eddy
to move in esp. in a circular motion
assent
to agree as to a proposal
anoint
to apply oil during religious ceremony
booty
treasure
colloquy
A conversation, especially a formal one.
stockade
A defensive barrier made of strong posts or timbers driven upright side by side into the ground.
palisade
A fence of pales forming a defense barrier or fortification.
swill
To drink greedily or grossly
concubine
`A woman who cohabits with a man without being legally married to him
amenity
The quality of being pleasant or attractive; agreeableness.
chattel
An article of movable personal property.
A slave.
provision
A stock of necessary supplies, especially food
clarion
Loud and clear
dally
To play amorously; flirt
To waste time
minion
An obsequious follower or dependent; a sycophant
quandary
A state of uncertainty or perplexity
impudence
The quality of being offensively bold.
cower
To cringe in fear.
oblation
A charitable offering or gift.
conjure
To summon (a devil or spirit) by magical or supernatural power.
dole
A share of money, food, or clothing that has been charitably given.
respite
A usually short interval of rest or relief
mendicant
A beggar.
goad
A long stick with a pointed end used for prodding animals.
niggard
A stingy, grasping person; a miser.
pith
A stingy, grasping person; a miser.
flout
To show contempt for; scorn
galling
Causing extreme irritation or chagrin
compunction
A strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt
odium
A state of disgrace resulting from hateful or detestable conduct.
imperveious
Incapable of being penetrated
callow
Lacking adult maturity or experience; immature
covey
A small group, as of persons.
hackless
the hairs on the upper back and neck
forlorn
Appearing sad or lonely because deserted or abandoned.
rout
An overwhelming defeat.
disconcerted
confused; shaken
quills
The hollow stemlike main shaft of a feather
tremulous
Marked by trembling, quivering, or shaking.
quiver
To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement
commandeer
To force into military service.
coddle
To treat indulgently; baby
revelry
Boisterous merrymaking.
runnels
A narrow channel or course, as for water.
tithe
A tenth part (of taxes)
threshold
An entrance or a doorway.
mettle
Courage and fortitude; spirit
bordello
A house of prostitution.
flog
To beat severely with a whip or rod.
brimstone
Sulfur.
rout
An overwhelming defeat.
disconcerted
confused; shaken
quills
The hollow stemlike main shaft of a feather
tremulous
Marked by trembling, quivering, or shaking.
quiver
To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement
commandeer
To force into military service.
coddle
To treat indulgently; baby
revelry
Boisterous merrymaking.
runnels
A narrow channel or course, as for water.
tithe
A tenth part (of taxes)
threshold
An entrance or a doorway.
mettle
Courage and fortitude; spirit
bordello
A house of prostitution.
flog
To beat severely with a whip or rod.
brimstone
Sulfur.
rout
An overwhelming defeat.
disconcerted
confused; shaken
quills
The hollow stemlike main shaft of a feather
tremulous
Marked by trembling, quivering, or shaking.
quiver
To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement
commandeer
To force into military service.
coddle
To treat indulgently; baby
revelry
Boisterous merrymaking.
runnels
A narrow channel or course, as for water.
tithe
A tenth part (of taxes)
threshold
An entrance or a doorway.
mettle
Courage and fortitude; spirit
bordello
A house of prostitution.
flog
To beat severely with a whip or rod.
brimstone
Sulfur.
sally
To issue suddenly from a defensive or besieged position to attack an enemy.
threnody
A poem or song of mourning or lamentation.
unguent
A salve for soothing or healing; an ointment.
wily
Full of wiles; cunning.
baseness
The quality or condition of being base; degradation; vileness.
arbiter
One chosen or appointed to judge or decide a disputed issue; an arbitrator.