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credulous
naive
conflagration
destructive fires
practised
played tricks
Bailiff's Hymn
summons
warrant
legal writ of authorization, as a summons

authority, proof
Brigadier
commander of a military brigade
mien
manner
promontory
peninsula
filament
strand, string
unreeling
unwinding
ductile
squashy, flexible
gossamer
delicate, flimsy
scud
wind-driven clouds and rain
cape
land projecting into a body of water
abaft
toward the stern
onerous
burdensome
pallid
extremely pale
forenoon
time between sunrise and noon
contingencies
possibilities
stern
the rear of a ship or boat
limn
draw
wrested
obtained by force
punt
open flat-bottomed boat with square end, propelled with a pole and used in shallow water
essay
attempt
recordless
unrecorded
artisans
workers
mows
storage places for hay or grain
herd's-grass
timothy hay or redtop
rows
posts used for controlling cattles
bows
collars attached to the stanchions
querulous
irritable, complaining
spherule
miniature sphere
pellicle
small pellet
long sweep
pole on a pivot with a buckey at one end to raise water from a well
buskins
leather boots
supernal
heavenly
lusy
cheerful, vigorous
minded
took notice
baffled
frustrated
couchant
reclining
saw
wise saying
ensilage
fodder kept in a silo
tidies
decorative protective coverings for the armrest or headrest of a chair
suet
fatty tissue from the kidneys of cattle and sheep, used in cooking and making candles
inurns
buries
supine
lying on one's back
windrows
rows made of twigs, branches, or leaves that have been heaped up by the wind
protuberant
bulging
hake
a marine fish related to and resembling cod
gouts of foam
large, shapeless waves of foam
withes
tough twigs used for binding things together
strouding
coarse woolen cloth
dumb
silent
blandishing
coaxing with flattery
mean
stingy
prospects
hopes for advancement
bedight
dressed, decked out
eddies
currents running contrary to the main current or tradition
cross-hatched
marked with two mor more sets of parallel lines
catechetical
pertaining to catechism, a brief summary of basic religious principles in question and answer form
iridescent
lustrous in appearance
malicious
having a desire to hamr others or see others suffer
indiscretion
lack of judiciousness in one's speech or behaviour
unction
an exaggerated earnestness particularly in language
fusty
having an odor of mildew or decay
crone
a withered, witchlike old woman
solicitude
the quality of being concerned or attentive
rapt
deeply absorbed
embellishments
acts of adorning or mkaing beautiful
rookery
a breeding place for certain birds and animals
preening
smoothing feathers with a beak or bill
Prig
stuffy moralist
Bun
name for a squirrel
squirrel track
path for squirrels
Avatar
incarnation
manifestation
dissolution
death
dauntless
fearless
sagacious
shrewd
wise
castellated
built like a castle
august
admirable
buffoons
clowns
improvisatori
musical improvisors
voluptuous
luxurious
vista
passage
scene
bizarre
odd
fantastic
candelabrum
a large, branched candlestick
emanating
issuing from
embellishments
decorations
fete
festival
piquancy
liveliness
charm
phantasm
a phantom or an illusion
arabesque
fanciful
a ballet position
appointments
adornments
wanton
extravagant
unrestrained
anon
again
sable
black
appals
makes pale with fear
dismay
disapprobation
disapproval
condemnation
habiliments
clothing
attire
mummer
one who acts or plays in a mask of costume
impetuosity
violent force
cerements
the winding sheet for a corpse
illimitable
boundless
angled spar
Iceland spar
a translucent prismatic mineral used in optical instruments
inexpedient
unnecessary and therefore unwise
indent for
order
requisition
officiousness
forwardness
evidence
supporting testimony
tench
edible fish of Eurasia
perquisites
extra benefits
portentously
awesomely
pompously
tiffin
luncheon
perfunctory
conducted routinely, with little interest or care
peritonitis
inflammation of the membrane lining the wall of the abdomincal cavity
viaduct
several arches used to carry a road or railroad across a valley or over another road or railroad
pallor
severe paleness
knoll
small, rounded hill
raucous
harsh
disorderly
desultory
occurring randomly
sconce
wall-hung candleholder
tapers
candles
dais
canopy
assauge
diminish
review
ceremonial presentation of troops
petulant
unreasonably irritable
sounded
trying to learn how one feels about something
buckram
a rough cotton fabric heavily coated with glue
vignettes
brief descriptions
hedonist
one who believes pleasure if the chief god
interlocutor
one who takes part in a conversation
worried
agitated
glairy
glazed
character
reputation
blasted
blown to fragments
perfidiousness
treachery
litter
a couch mounted on poles
anarchy
lawlessness
praetors
magistrates just below the rank of consul
seer
prophet
cohorts
division of a legion containing several hundred men each
diadem
ornamental headband
prodigies
omens
amnesty
general pardon
genius
presiding spirit
reconnoitre
to make a careful inspection of
consideration
high regard or importance
parley
discussion
sublunary
of this earth
morass
soggy ground
avidity
eagerness
equivocal
capable of misleading
protuberance
bulge
redoubtable
arousing fear
quiescence
inactiveness
superfluity
excess
imbroglios
disagreements
poltroon
horrible coward
importunities
persistent requests
disengaged
caused
bindled
bound together
cocksure
certain
scudding
swiftly and easily running
shoals
large groups