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51 Cards in this Set

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tremulous
characterized by trembling; fearful
mused
to think or meditate in silence
spittoon
a cuspidor: what you spit into
fain
gladly; willingly
accost
to confront boldly
piscatory
fishing
disconcerted
to upset, perturb
besmirched
to soil or sully
vestige
a visible trace or sign of something that once existed
modicum
a small or moderate amount of quantity
gloweringly
angrily or sullenly
implacable
incapable of appeasement or being calmed
homage
honor or respect publicly expressed
rave
to talk irrationally as in delirium
admonitory
tending or serving to admonish, warn, caution
salutation
something uttered or written as a greeting
famished
extreme hunger
lethargy
quality of being drowsy or dull
sagacity
keen practical sense, shrewd
incommodious
inconvenient, uncomfortable
obstinacy
state of being stubborn or refractory
sculleries
small room adjoining kitchen where dishwashing and other chores could be done
purloiner
someon who steals in violation of a trust
appellation
name
trepidation
state of alarm or dread, involutary trembling
efficacy
power or capacity to produce a desired effect, effectiveness
forays
military advance suddenly
aphorism
a terse statement of truth, adage
whet
act of stimulating appetite or thirst
asunder
into seperate parts or pieces
circuitously
something done in a lengthy, roundabout course
ferret
to uncover and bring to light by searching
ferret
to uncover and bring to light by searching
countenances
the face or facial features of
disparagement
something spoken about in a disrespectful way, belittle
pernicious
deadly, destructive
maligned
to make harmful, evil or often untrue statements about
commiseration
sympathy
vehemence
forceulness of expression or intensity of emotion, fervid
nettled
to irritate, vex
barrister
lawyer admitted to plead at the bar in the superior courts
laconic
using or marked by the use of few words, terse or concise
drudge
person who does tedious, menial or unpleasant work
visage
face
florid
flushed with rosy color, ruddy
glib
performed with a natural offhand ease, fluid speaker
repast
meal or the food eaten or provided at a meal
languishing
be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vigor
retributive
involving or characterized by retribution, retibutory
trunkey
jailer who has a key
crestfallen
disappointed