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gaunt
thin & bony, angular
gibbet
a device used for hanging a person until dead
conciliatory
to overcome the distrust
beguile
decieve/cheat someone
flounder
clumsy unbalanced movements
reprieve
postpone/ cancel the punishment of
statutes
law enacted by a legislature
adamant
not giving up or giving in
sibilance
hissing sound
embody
to give a tangible or visible form to something abstract
incredulous
skeptical/disbelieving
indictment
law charging a party of a crime, drawn up by an attorney
purge
purify, rid of sins
penitence
regret for wrong doing
remorseless
having no pity or compassion
affadavit
written tesitmony under oath in fron of an authorized offical
depostition
witness's testimony: testimony that is given under oath, especially a statement given by a witness that is read out in court in the witness's absence
imperceptible
slight/gradual

ipossible to perceive by the mind/scences
plaintiff
party that institutes a suit in court
anonymity
not being known or identified
effrontery
brazen boldness
qualm
sudden feeling of sickness
ipso facto
by the fact itslef
probity
complete & confirmed integrity
perjury
deliberate giving of flase misleading testimony
guile
treacherous cunning/deciet
engaged
involved in conflict
blanched
to take color from
slovenly
untidy in dress/ marked by negligence
agape
in state of wonder/ love that is spiritual
dissemble
to put on a false appearance in order to conceal facts, feelings, or intentions
apprehension
dread: a feeling of anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen
conjure
to call upon or order a supposed supernatural force or being by reciting a spell
faction
a group that is a minority within a larger group and has interests or beliefs that are not always in harmony with the larger group
providence
divine guidence/care, god conceived as power sustaining and guiding human destiny
contention
an opinion or claim stated in the course of an argument
formidable
difficult to deal with: difficult to deal with or overcome

causing fear, dread, or alarm
subservient
too submissive or eager to follow the wishes or orders of others
prodigious
very impressive or amazing
quail
to recoil in dread or terror
fathom
to understand something, usually something profound or mystifying
notorious
well-known
defamation
to attack somebody or somebody's reputation, character, or good name by making slanderous or libelous statements
anarchy
the absence of any formal system of government in a society
covenanted Christian
member of a church who has agreed to uphold its doctrines, faith, ect
reprimand
tell somebody off: to rebuke somebody for a wrongdoing
falter
lose confidence: to become unsure and hesitant
poppet
doll like figure
ameliorate
improve: to make something better, or become better
crone
offensive term: an offensive term that deliberately insults a woman's age, appearance, and temperament
avid
keen: eager for or enthusiastic about something

craving eagerly
concede
reluctantly accept something to be true
deference
polite respect, especially putting another person's interests first
wily
crafty: skilled at using clever tricks to deceive people
flailing
thrash around: to thrash or swing something around violently or uncontrollably, or move in this way
evasive
avoiding an issue: not giving a direct answer to a direct question, usually in order to conceal the truth
gingerly
very cautious
inept
totally inappropriate: not in keeping with what is right or proper for the circumstances
calamity
disaster: a disastrous situation or event
menace
threat/danger
lechery
adultery