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melancholy
Sadness or depression of the spirits; gloom; pensive reflection or contemplation
importune
To beset with insistent or repeated requests; entreat pressingly
alms
Money or goods given as charity to the poor
prodigious
Impressively great in size, force, or extent
entailing
To have, impose, or require as a necessary accompaniment or consequence
profess
To affirm openly; declare or claim
parsimony
Unusual or excessive frugality; extreme economy or stinginess
hitherto
Until this time
raiment
Clothing; garments
fricassee
Poultry or meat cut into pieces and stewed in gravy
ragout
A well-seasoned meat or fish stew, usually with vegetables
render
To submit or present, as for consideration, approval, or payment
swine
Any of various omnivorous, even-toed ungulates of the family Suidae, including pigs, hogs, and boars, having a stout body with thick skin, a short neck, and a movable snout; A person regarded as brutish or contemptible
popish
Of or relating to the popes or the Roman Catholic Church
factions
A form of literature or filmmaking that treats real people or events as if they were fictional or uses real people or events as essential elements in an otherwise fictional rendition
per annum
By the year; annually
repine
To be discontented or low in spirits; complain or fret
flay
To strip off the skin or outer covering of
incur
To acquire or come into (something usually undesirable); sustain
apt
very appropriate: especially suited to the circumstances; likely: often doing something and likely to do it again
encumbrance
One that encumbers; a burden or impediment
vermin
Various small animals or insects, such as rats or cockroaches, that are destructive, annoying, or injurious to health
tithes
A tenth part of one's annual income contributed voluntarily or due as a tax, especially for the support of the clergy or church
procure
To get by special effort; obtain or acquire
emulation
Effort or ambition to equal or surpass another