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ADJURATION
a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something
ALLUVIAL
of or related to alluvium-- clay, silt, or gravel carried by rushing steams
CONTAGION
a contagious disease
EMIGRANT
someone who leaves one's country to settle in another
EPOCH
a particular period of history that is noteworthy
INEXORABLE
not capable of being persuaded
INSCRUTABLE
difficult to understand
MALICE
extreme hatred or spite
MIRE
an area of wet soggy muddy ground
PISCATORY
related to the activity of fishing
PLUNDER
to rob of goods by force
POTENTATE
one who has the power and position to rule over others
RETINUE
the attendants of a high ranking person
SAGACIOUS
having wisdom, insight or fairness
SLOUGH
a state of deep despair
SOLICITUDE
a state of anxiety or concern
TOCSIN
a warning bell
TREMULOUS
marked by timidity or fear
TUMBRILS
a cart used to carry condemned prisoners to their place of execution
ACQUITTED
freed from a charge or accusation
ALTERCATION
a noisy quarrel
BARRISTER
a British lawyer who spe3aks in the higher courts of the law
DISREPUTABLE
lacking responsibility in character or behavior
INCORRIBLE
incapable of being reformed
INDICTMENT
condition of being accused of a wrong doing
INSINUATION
an indirect and usually malicious assumption or implication
MALIGNED
to speak evil of
PARRICIDE
the murdering of a family member or relative
UNIMPEACHABLE
beyond doubt or reproach, unquestionable