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atone
(v.) to make up for


atone for their mistakes
bondage
(n.) slavery; any state of being bound or held down

release a slave from bondage
credible
(adj.) believable

a credible excuse for being late
defray
(v.) to pay for

defray the shipping charges
diligent
(adj.) hardworking, industrious, not lazy

a diligent worker
doleful
(adj.) sad, dreary

the losers' doleful faces
ghastly
(adj.) frightful, horrible, deathly pale
shocked by her ghastly appearance
hamper
(v.) to hold back

hamper our efforts
hew
(v.)to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to

hew down the mighty tree
impoverished
(adj.) poor, in a state of poverty; depleted

impoverished by the war
incessant
(adj.) never stopping, going on all the time
the incessant crying of the sick baby
intricate
(adj.) complicated, difficult to understand
unable to follow his intricate directions
lucid
(adj.) easy to understand, clear; rational, sane

a lucid explanation
posthumous
(adj.) occurring or published after death
Emily Dickinson's posthumous fame
prim
(adj.) overly neat, precise, proper or formal;prudish

in a prim bonnet and gloves
sardonic
(adj.) grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic
the satirist's sardonic laughter
superfluous
(adj.) exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess
just so much superfluous wording
supplant
(v.) to take the place of, supersede

quickly supplanted by a rival
taunt
(v.) to jeer at, mock; (n.) an insulting or mocking remark

taunted by the bully
tenacious
(adj.) holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent

the buldog's tenacious grasp
ghastly
(adj.) frightful, horrible, deathly pale
shocked by her ghastly appearance
hamper
(v.) to hold back

hamper our efforts
hew
(v.)to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to

hew down the mighty tree
impoverished
(adj.) poor, in a state of poverty; depleted

impoverished by the war
incessant
(adj.) never stopping, going on all the time
the incessant crying of the sick baby
ghastly
(adj.) frightful, horrible, deathly pale
shocked by her ghastly appearance
hamper
(v.) to hold back

hamper our efforts
hew
(v.)to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to

hew down the mighty tree
impoverished
(adj.) poor, in a state of poverty; depleted

impoverished by the war
incessant
(adj.) never stopping, going on all the time
the incessant crying of the sick baby