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A prearranged reply to a challenge, as from a guard or sentry; a password
Watchwords
A small flat round of bread, baked on a griddle and usually served toasted
Crumpet
Partly gray or straked with gray
Grizzled
Agreement;concurrence
Assent
A supervised, inexpensive lodging place for travelers, especially young travelers
Hostel
The capacity to be affected by deep emotions or strong feelings; sensitivity
Susceptibilities
Miserly; stingy
Cheese-paring
An extravagant or errratic notion or action
Vagaries
An idea or opinion based on insufficiently conclusive evidence; a conjecture
Surmise
To throw into confusion or disorder; entangle
Embroil
Speaking, writing, written in, or conposed of several languages; mixture or confusion
Polyglot
Eyeglasses clipped to the bridge of the nose
Pince-nez
A meal of the food eaten or provided at a meal
Repast
A bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder
Rucksack
Of, relating to, derived from, or containing boron
Boracic
To count off or name one by one; list
Enumerated
A historical region and former principality in west-central Russia- centered on Moscow, it was founded c. 1280 and existed as a seperate entity until the 16th century, when it was united with another principality to form the nucleus of the early Russian empire
Muscovy
Deeply absorbed; engrossed
Rapt
A gem, such as a diamond, that is set alone
Solitaire
Between; in an intermediate position; neither wholly one thing nor another
Betwixt
A woman hired to do cleaning or similar work, usually in a large building
Charwoman
Very irritable
Waspish
A raincoat
Mackintosh
Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant
Insolent
Sharp or bitter in tone or meaningl; cutting
Tartly
A pate made from goose liver (marinated in cognac) and truffles
Foie gras
Aggressively hostile; disposed to fight; pugnacious
Truculent
A collection of items held or bound together
Sheaf
While
Whilst
Solidly built; sturdy; chubby, plump
Stocky
Assumed or simulated to impress others
Affected