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inviolable
(adj) secure from assault
stern
(n) therear part of a ship
magnanimity
(n) showing or suggesting a lofty and couargeous spirit; noble
bow
(n) front part of the ship
perfidy
(n) violation of faith or loyalty, treason
arbitrary
(adj) determined by will or caprice: selected at random
carpet bagger
(n) an oportuunistic or explited outsider
sanctified
(adj) made holy, consecrated
paramour
(n) unlawful lover
succor
(n)help, aid
scurrilous
(adj) vulgar and evil
lar board
(n) left port
impious
(adj) irreligious, lacking reverence for God
obviated
(v) anticipated and then prevented
"she obviated the risk of serious injury by stretching before she ran"
dominion
(n) supreme authority
roust
(v) to make somebody move abruptly out of a place
incurred
(v) brought down upon oneself
doxology
(n) a hymn containing an ascription of praise to God
anathema
(n) a curse, one who is cursed by authority
stanchion
(n) an upright bar, beam, post or support, as in a window, stall, or ship
prostrate
(adj) lying flat, stretched out with your face on ground in adoration or submission
impudent
(adj) shameless, rude, imodest
cavorting
(v) to bound or prance about in a sprightly manner, caper
obsequies
(n) a funeral rite or ceremony
unalienable
(adj) not to be taken away, seperated or given away
contiguity
(n) proximity, nearness
necromancer
(n) sorcerer, a magician
efficacy
(n) the power to produce the effect wanted
ignominy
(n) personal humiliation and disgrace
denizens
(n) occupants
scourging
(v, n)whipping
indubitably
(adv) unquestionably
providence
(n) God
usurpation
(n) wrongful or illegal enrouchment of power
rapscallion
(n) a rascal, rogue, scamp
remonstrate
(v) to plead in opposition to something
evasion
(n) an act or instance of escaping, avoiding something
penitence
(n) sorrow for sins or faults
starboard
(n) the right -hand side of the ship
pathos
(n) an emotion or sympathetic pity
approbation
(n) approval
transient
(adj) not lasting long
erudition
(n) extensive knowledge gained from books
lath
(n) a thin, narrow strip of wood
histrionic
(adj) overly dramatic
machinations
(n) crafty actions intended to accomplish an evil plan
obtrusive
(adj) forward in manner or conduct
insidious
(adj) slowly and subtly harmful or destructive
barbarous
(adj) uncivilized, lacking culture or refinement
panoply
(n) ceremonial attire
emancipate
(v) to set free
entreaty
(n) to ask urgently
carpet-bag
(n)traveling bag made out of carpet; widely used in 19th century
dissipate
(v) to scatter in various directions; disperse
malapropism
(n) an act of misusing words ridiculously especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound
picaresque
pertaining to prose fiction, adventure of an engaging roguish hero described in a series of usually humorous or satiric episodes that often depict, in realistic detail, the everyday life of the common people ex: huck finn