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ingot
a mass of metal cast into a convenient shape for storage or transportation to be later processed
preoccupation
extreme or excessive concern with something
bas
the complete whole of the deaseased
spasmodically
subject to outbursts of emotional excitement
inexplicable
incapable of being explained, interpreted, or accounted for
diffidently
hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self-confidence
austere
stern and cold in appearance or manner
imbecile
a person affected with moderate mental retardation
scruntinize
to examine closely and minutely
dubious
of doubtful promise or outcome
salve
an unctuous adhesive substance for application to wounds or sores
precarious
depending on the will or pleasure of another
stolidly
having or expressing little or no sensibility
doggedly
marked by stubborn determination
intermittent
coming and going at intervals
impudent
marked by contemptuous or cocky boldness or disregard of others
mongrel
an individual resulting from the interbreeding of diverse breeds or strains; especially : one of unknown ancestry
contorted
to twist in a violent manner
opressive
overwhelming or depressing to the spirit or senses
temerity
unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger or opposition
whetted
to make keen or more acute
audacious
a intrepidly daring
laconically
concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious
ravenously
very eager or greedy for food, satisfaction, or gratification
ominously
being or exhibiting an omen
palanquins
a conveyance formerly used especially in eastern Asia usually for one person that consists of an enclosed litter borne on the shoulders of men by means of poles
imperiously
befitting or characteristic of one of eminent rank or attainments
swaggering
BOAST, BRAG
courtiers
one in attendance at a royal court
veritable
being in fact the thing named and not false, unreal, or imaginary
menial
appropriate to a servant
fodder
1 : something fed to domestic animals; especially : coarse food for cattle, horses, or sheep
2 : inferior or readily available material used to supply a heavy demand <routine entertainment fodder> <fodder for tabloids>
pervading
to become diffused throughout every part of
reverberations
an effect or impact that resembles an echo
rogue
a dishonest or worthless person