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Exhilaration
to be enlivened; invigoration; stimulation
Rued
to feel sorrowed over; repented of; regreted bitterly
Ponderous
of great weight; heavy; massive
Mired
a tract or area of wet, swampy ground; bog; marsh.
2. ground of this kind, as wet, slimy soil of some depth or deep mud.
to plunge and fix in mire; cause to stick fast in mire.
Impenetrable
not penetrable; that cannot be penetrated, pierced, entered, etc
Traversed
to pass or move over, along, or through.
Apprehension
anticipation of adversity or misfortune; suspicion or fear of future trouble or evil.
Forlorn
desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or appearance.
Vex
to irritate; annoy; provoke: His noisy neighbors often vexed him.
2. to torment; trouble; distress; plague; worry: Lack of money vexes many.
3. to discuss or debate (a subject, question, etc.) with vigor or at great length: to vex a question endlessly without agreeing.
4. to disturb by motion; stir up; toss about.
5. to afflict with physical pain.
Imminent
likely to occur at any moment; impending: Her death is imminent.
2. projecting or leaning forward; overhanging.
Vexation
. the act of vexing.
2. the state of being vexed; irritation; annoyance: vexation at missing the bus.
3. something that vexes; a cause of annoyance; nuisance: Rush-hour traffic is a daily vexation.
Beguile
to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.
2. to take away from by cheating or deceiving (usually fol. by of): to be beguiled of money.
3. to charm or divert: a multitude of attractions to beguile the tourist.
4. to pass (time) pleasantly: beguiling the long afternoon with a good book
Gentility
good breeding or refinement.
2. affected or pretentious politeness or elegance.
3. the status of belonging to polite society.
4. members of polite society collectively.
Rancid
having a rank, unpleasant, stale smell or taste, as through decomposition, esp. of fats or oils: rancid butter.
2. (of an odor or taste) rank, unpleasant, and stale: a rancid smell.
3. offensive or nasty; disagreeable.
Commensurate
having the same measure; of equal extent or duration.
2. corresponding in amount, magnitude, or degree: Your paycheck should be commensurate with the amount of time worked.
3. proportionate; adequate.
4. having a common measure; commensurable.
Stanchest
to stop the flow of (a liquid, esp. blood).
2. to stop the flow of blood or other liquid from (a wound, leak, etc.).
3. Archaic.to check, allay, or extinguish.
Guileless
free from guile; sincere; honest; straightforward; frank.
Timorous
full of fear; fearful: The noise made them timorous.
2. subject to fear; timid.
3. characterized by or indicating fear: a timorous whisper.
Swaggering
pertaining to, characteristic of, or behaving in the manner of a person who swaggers.
Connivance
the act of conniving.
2. Law.
a. tacit encouragement or assent (without participation) to wrongdoing by another.
b. the consent by a person to a spouse's conduct, esp. adultery, that is later made the basis of a divorce proceeding or other complaint. Also,con•niv'ence.
Construe
1. to give the meaning or intention of; explain; interpret.
2. to deduce by inference or interpretation; infer: He construed her intentions from her gestures.
3. to translate, esp. orally.
4. to analyze the syntax of; to rehearse the applicable grammatical rules of: to construe a sentence.
5. to arrange or combine (words, phrases, etc.) syntactically.
Recantation
to withdraw or disavow (a statement, opinion, etc.), esp. formally; retract
Attest
1. to bear witness to; certify; declare to be correct, true, or genuine; declare the truth of, in words or writing, esp. affirm in an official capacity: to attest the truth of a statement.
2. to give proof or evidence of; manifest: His works attest his industry.
3. to put on oath.
Vigilant
keenly watchful to detect danger; wary: a vigilant sentry.
2. ever awake and alert; sleeplessly watchful.
Disposed
having a certain inclination or disposition; inclined (usually fol. by to or an infinitive): a man disposed to like others.
Whimsical
1. given to whimsy or fanciful notions; capricious: a pixyish, whimsical fellow.
2. of the nature of or proceeding from whimsy, as thoughts or actions: Her writing showed whimsical notions of human behavior.
3. erratic; unpredictable: He was too whimsical with regard to his work
Rollicking
1. carefree and joyous: They had a rollicking good time.
2. swaggering; boisterous.
Shirk
to evade (work, duty, responsibility, etc.).
Zealous
full of, characterized by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent
Connoisseurship
1. a person who is especially competent to pass critical judgments in an art, particularly one of the fine arts, or in matters of taste: a connoisseur of modern art.
2. a discerning judge of the best in any field: a connoisseur of horses.