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Abomination
n. Something that is viewed with horror ot that is intensely hated
benevolent
adj. good or disposed to do good
deftly
adj. done with dexterity or skill
entrails
n. intestines or other inner organs
espy
v. to catch sight of
feign
v. to pretend; create a false apperance
grandee
n. a man of elevated rank of station
harbinger
n. forerunner; one who is sent ahead to prepaer for the ones who will follow
kite
n. a small hawk with long narrow wings and often a notched or forked tail
mortar
n. a strong vessel in which material is pounded or rubbed with a pesle
oracle
n. a person though whom a deity speaks
pottage
n. a thick soup of vegetables that often contains meat
pulsation
n. a rhythmic throbbin
rebuke
v. to criticize sharply or reprimand
stammer
v. to speak in a faltering or stumbling way
tendril
n. a twisting, threadlike structure by which a twining plant grasps an object or another plant for support
uncanny
adj. eerie, mysterious or weird
amiss
adj. imperfect; fauly; gone wrong
brandish
v. to shake or wave an object in a menacing way
cunning
n. skill in deception
delectable
adj. delicious or delightful
esoteric
adj. intened fir or understood by an elite or small group
forsook
v. to have renounced or turned away from
gnash
v. to grind or strike one's teeth together
impenetrably
adj. withouth possibility of being penetrated
lamenation
n. an act of mourning or sorrow
malevolence
n. the quailty of vicious ill will
pandemonium
n. palce of uproar
quaver
v. to tremble
saltpeter
n. sodium nitrate, a white crystalline compound
sediment
n. a deposit; mattter that settles at the bottom of liquid
tremulous
adj, characterized by tremors; shaky
tumult
n, a noisy disorder produced by a crowd
voluble
adj. talkative