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cogitate
verb
to consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's minds
propensity
noun
an inclination to do something; aptness; a disposition to behave in a certain way
traverse
verb
to go to and fro across
malleable
adjective
capable of being shaped
torpid
adjective
inactive; dormant
congenial
adjective
suitable; agreeable
augur
verb
predict; foretell
indubitable
adjective
certain; without doubt
scourge
verb
whip; punish (same root as excoriate)
bodice
noun
the part of a woman's dress above the waist
abash
verb
disconcert; destroy the self-confidence of
evanescent
adjective
fleeting; tending to vanish
iniquity
noun
wickedness; sin; violation of right or duty
pillory
noun
wooden framework with holes for head and hands
countenance
noun
expression on a face; bearing
visage
noun
face; features; countenance
abate
verb
reduce in degree(or amount)
sojourn
noun; verb
temporary stay
irk
verb
exasperate; irritate; annoy
sagacity
noun
having keen mental discernment; shrewd
obstinate
adjective
stubbornness
tremulous
adjective
characterized by trembling, as from fear, nervousness, or weakness
momentous
adjective
of great importance, consequence, or moment
plaintive
adjective
melancholy; mournful
lurid
adjective
shining with an unnatural glow
amenable
adjective
willing to agree or yield
draught
noun
a drink or dose
efficacy
noun
ability to have the desired result of effect
epoch
noun
distinctive period
inquest
noun
investigation or examination
paramour
noun
illicit lover
purge
verb
rid of impurities
sable
adjective
black
progenitor
noun
biologically related ancestor
plebeian
adjective
common; of the common people
commiserate
verb
sympathize with; pity
subsistence
noun
of basic living or existence
ascetic
adjective; noun
adj: austere, simple, nonmaterialist
noun: person who practices self-denial for religious reasons
penance
noun
voluntary self-punishment in order to aton sfor some wrongdoing
succor
verb
to help in a difficult situation; to give aid or relief
imbibe
verb
to drink; to take in liquids; to absorb or take in
guise
noun
false appearance; pretense
talisman
noun
amulet; an object thought to be magical or to be a protection against evil
infernal
adjective
relating to or inhabiting hell; demonic, cruel, hellish
inscrutable
ajective
incapable of being analyzed and understood; obscure, cryptic
procure
verb
to obtain or acquire
gesticulation
noun
a deliberate and vigorous gesture or motion
pristine
adjective
pure, fresh, or clean as new; unspoiled; immaculate
tunic
noun
any of a variety of loose fitty cloaks extending to the hips or knees
urchin
noun
a small, mischievous child; a scamp
perpetuate
verb
to cause to continue
ruff
noun
a wheel-shaped collar popular in the late 16th-early 17th centuries. made of very fine fabrics and sometimes edged with lace
sunder
verb
to tear or break apart, usually violently
alchemy
noun
a protoscientific or occult practice seeking the transmutation of base metal into either gold or silver
incantation
noun
a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect
emaciated
adjective
very thin, especially from disease or hunger; physically wasted
palliate
verb
to reduce in severity if; to relieve
pall
noun
a cover, as of fog or cloud, causing darkness
erudite
adjective
having or showing profound knowledge
despondent
adjective
disheartened, dejected; feeling hopeless
auspicious
adjective
attended by favorable circumstances; tending toward good luck
acquiesce
verb
to accept, comply, or submit, usually tacitly or passively; to give in to another's demand or request
reciprocate
verb
to give something in return
columbine
noun
wildflowers known for thier distinctive blooms, generally bell-shaped, with spurs on each petal
sentinel
noun
a lookout; one who watches or stands guard
imperious
adjective
arrogant; domineering; overbearing
comport
verb
to behave well or properly
obeisance
noun
dutiful or submissive behavior; a sign of reverence, submission, or shame
effervescent
adjective
bubbling; marked by high spirits or excitement
jocular
adjective
characterized by jesting and good humor
scurvy
noun
a disease caused by deficiency of vitamin c, characterized by spongy and bleeding gums, bleeding under the skin and extreme weakness
swarthy
adjective
dark-skinnned
consummate
verb
to bring to completion, perfection, or fulfillment
stigma
noun
a sign or symbol of disgrace or infamy
etheral
adjective
(1)very delicate or highly refines; (2)very light, airy, or insubstantial; (3)belonging to the heavens or the elestial sphere