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sepulchre
noun
tomb
wrought
verb (past tense)
to forge, shape, effect
piety
noun
dutifulness in religion, devoutness
aureate
adjective
of a golden color or brilliance
pinion
noun
wing, feather, quill
rampart
noun
a protective barrier, bulwark
fratricide
noun
one who murders his/her own brother
solemnize
verb
dignify, make serious
glut
noun/verb
to fill especially with food
usurp
verb
to seize or hold an office by force or without right
prerogative
noun
a special right, power, or privilege
scathe
verb
to scorch, sear, do harm to
cognizance
noun
knowledge, awareness, responsibility
wrest
verb
to pull, force, or move with violent wringing or twisting movements
bier
noun
stretcher, a stand on which a corpse or coffin is placed on
daunt
verb
subdue, cow, lessen the courage of
whit
noun
bit, the smallest part or particle imaginable
acquit
verb
repay, requite, to discharge completely (from an obligation or accusation), to conduct oneself satisfactorily under stress
conversant
adjective
having knowledge or experience
censure
noun/verb
judgment, official reprimand, to blame or condemn sternly
behest
noun
command, urgent prompting
abide
verb
to await, withstand, tolerate, accept without objection
anarchy
noun
disorder, absence or denial of government or established order
smite
verb
to captivate, take, kill, affect as if by striking
sojourn
noun/verb
a temporary stay, to stay as a temporary resident
libation
noun
the act of pouring or drinking liquid as a sacrifice, a drink containing alcohol
immure
verb
to imprison, build into a wall
brandish
verb
to shake or wave menacingly
furbish
verb
to polish, renovate
pine
verb
to loose health or vigor through grief, to yearn intensely for something unattainable
rapt
engrossed, wholly absorbed
enkindle
verb
to set on fire, to make bright and glowing
recompense
to return in kind, to give something in way of compensation, requite
harbinger
precursor, one who foreshadows what is to come, one the pioneers or initiates a major change
beguile
to lead by deception, hoodwink
procreate
reproduce, propagate
chalice
noun
goblet, drinking cup
equivocate
to use vague or misleading language to decieve
lechery
inordinate indulgence in sexual activities
sacriligious
unholy, gross irreverence to a hallowed person, place, or thing
predominance
the quality or state of having superior strength, influence or authority or being more frequent or common
minion
a follower, underling
verity
truthfulness
rancor
bitter ill-will
sundry
miscellaneous, various
jocund
adjective
marked by high spirits and lively mirthfulness
peal
loud ringing of bells
saucy
bold and impudent, amusingly forward and flippant
blanch
bleach, to become white or pale
malevolence
vicious ill will, spite, hatred
vanquish
defeat, gain mastery over
hauntboy
musical wind instrument, oboe
pernicious
deadly, wicked
avaricious
greedy
voluptous
full of delight or pleasure, suggesting sensual pleasure
concord
state of agreement, harmony
abound
present in large numbers
surfeit
noun/verb
excess, to indulge
clamor
noun/verb
noisy shouting, to protest noisily
temperate
moderation, not extreme or excessive
intemperance
lack or moderation, excessive drinking of intoxicants
assay
trail, examination and determination of characteristics
sanctity
godliness, holiness
fell
adjective
fierce, cruel, terrible, deadly, malevolent
arbitrate
to decide, determine, act as a judge in resolving a dispute
corporal
physical, of, relating to, or affecting the body
quell
quiet, pacify
infirmity
disease, frailty
blaspheme
verb
to abuse, speak of or address with irreverence
diminutive
tiny, small
laudable
worthy of praise, commendable
dolor
sorrow, suffering or anguish
fry
noun
individuals, members of a group or class, very small fishes
resolute
bold, resolved, marked by firm determination
gibbet
gallows
defer
put off, delay
fester
rot, generate pus
vindicate
to set free, avenge, justify
permeate
to spread or diffuse through
dogged
marked by stubborn determination
peaked
thin or sickly, dwindling away
assimilation
to absorb oneself into the culture of a population or group
incredulity
the state of being unwilling to admit or accept something as true
coquette
a women who tries to gain the affection and admiration of men without sincerity
plaintive
melancholy, suffering or woe
burlesque
mockery by caricature, theatrical entertainment, literary or dramatic work that ridicules by exaggeration of comic imitation