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amulet
noun
a charm often inscribed w/ a magic incantation to protect the wearer against evil
arrogate
verb
to claim or seize w/o justification
atrophy
noun
decrease in size or wasting away of a body part or tissue
bevel
verb
to cut or shape to a bevel
brawn
noun
full strong muscles
burly
adj
strongly and heavily built: Husky
carouse
verb
to drink liquor deeply or feely; to engage in dissolute behavior
caulk
verb
to stop up and make tight against leakage
consul
noun
an official appointed by a government to reside in a foreigh country to represnt the commerical intersts of citizens of the appointing country
deride
verb
to laugh at contemptuously: Ridicule
dross
noun
the scum that forms on the surface of molten metal; Impurity, something that is base, trivial, or inferior
exhume
verb
Disinter; to bring back from neglect or obscurity
forsooth
adv
in truth: Indeed
forswear
verb
to make a liar of (oneself) under or as if under oath; to swear falsely
gabble
verb
to talk fast or foolishly
gambol
verb
to skip about in play; to leap about playfully
grovel
verb
to creep w/ the face to the ground: Crawl; to give oneself over to what is base or unworthy: Wallow
meddle
verb
to interest oneself in what is not one's concern
mettle
noun
vigor and strength of spirit or temperament; Stamina, Courage
muddle
verb
to make turbid or muddy, to make a mess of: Bungle
pensive
adj
musingly or dreamily thougthful; suggestive of sad thoughtfulness
rack
noun
an instrument of torture on whicha body is stretched; framework, stand , or grating on or in which articles are placed
reap
verb
to cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping machine: Harvest, obtain, win
reek
verb
to give off or become premeated w/ a strong or offensive odor; Give off
respite
noun
a period of temproary delay; an interval of rest or relief
revel
verb
to take intesnse pleasure or satisfaction
roseate
adj
overly optimistic: view favorably
rude
adj
being in a rough or unfinished state; Ignorant, Coarse, Vulgar, Sturdy
ruse
noun
a wily subterfuge: Trick
sadism
noun
delight in cruelty esp. on others
sally
verb
to leap out or burst forth suddenly
salve
noun
a remedial or soothing influence or agency, esp. for wounds or sores
sanctum
noun
a sacred place
scion
noun
detached living portion of a plant joined to a stock in grafting and usually supplying solely aerial parts to a graft; Descendant, Child
scruple
noun
an ethical consideration or principle that inhibits action
slag
noun
the dross or scoria of a metal
sortie
noun
the sudden issuing of troops from a defensive position against the enemy; Raid
spigot
noun
the plug of a faucet or cock; something that regulates availability or flow (money)
stint
verb
to be sparing or frugal

noun
a period of time spent at a particular activity
stocky
adj
compact, sturdy, and relatively thick in build
surly
adj
arrogant, imperious, sullen
taint
verb
to contaminate morally: Corrupt; Spoil, Contaminate
surrogate
verb
to put in the place of another; Substitute
taboo
adj
banned on grounds of morality or taste
verb
to avoid or ban as taboo
noun
a prohibition imposed by social custom or as a protective measure
tally
noun
a device for visible recording or accounting esp. business transaction
verb
to record on or as if on a tally, to make a count of
talisman
noun
an object held to act as a chart to avert evil and bring good fortune
tedium
noun
the quality or state of being tedius; Tediousness, Boredom
temper
verb
to dilute, qualify, or soften by the addition or influence of something else; to make stronger and more resilient through hardship: Toughen
temperate
adj
marked by moderation: Mild
thresh
verb
to separate seed mechanically; to strike repeatedly: Trash
transgress
verb
to go beyound limits set or prescribed by: Violate, Sin
uncanny
adj
seeming to have a supernatural character or origin; Weird
upshot
noun
the final result: Outcome
usurp
verb
to seize and hold (as office, place, or powers) in possession by force or w/o right
vapid
adj
lacking livliness, tang, briskness: Falt, Dull
vassal
noun
one in a subservient or subordinate position
wince
verb
to shrink back involutntarily (as from pain): Flinch
wreak
verb
to cause the infliction of (vengeance or punishment): Bring about, Cause
wrest
verb
to pull, force, or move by violent wringing or twist movement
zealot
noun
a zealous person, a fanatical partisan