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Larceny
the unlawful taking of another’s property; theft
prolix
wordy or long-winded
uncouth
awkward; ungainly…uncultured; crude
insurmountable
Impossible to surmount; insuperable
aversion
an intense dislike
physiognomy
facial features and expression
expatriated
to exile (a person or oneself)
abhorrence
shrink from in disgust, hatred, etc.
renounce
to give up (formally)
abyss
anything too deep for measurement
feign
to make up, to pretend
manifest
obvious -- reveal; show plainly…list of a craft’s cargo or passengers
superciliously
haughtily
credence
belief esp. in the reports or testimony of another
despotic
tyrant…absolute ruler
sanguine
of the color of blood…cheerful; confident
reconnoitre
To recognize.
portentous
ominous…amazing…pompous
propensities
natural inclinations or tendencies
malefactors
evildoers or criminals
placid
calm; quiet
debilitating
making weak; enervating
irrevocable
that cannot be revoked or undone
inaptitude
Lack of talent or ability.
relinquished
to give up or let go; surrender
irate
arising from anger
alleviated
to make (as suffering) more bearable, to partially remove or correct
magnanimous
showing or suggesting a lofty and courageous spirit
requisite
essential, necessary
encroached
to advance beyond the usual or proper limits
lamentation

prodigious
being an omen, exciting amazement or wonder, big quantity
endeavored
to strive to achieve or reach, to work with set purpose
dissipated
to break up and scatter or vanish
acquiesced
to accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively -- often used with in and sometimes with to
rudiments
a basic principle or element or a fundamental skill
amenities
something that conduces to comfort, convenience or enjoyment
apostrophizing

inveigled
to acquire by ingenuity or flattery
beguile
to lead by deception
egress
the action or right of going or coming out, to go or come out
capacious
containing or capable of containing a great deal
adversary
one that contends with, opposes, or resists
poultice
a soft usually heated and sometimes medicated mass spread on cloth and applied to sores or other lesions
doggedly
marked by stubborn determination
pretence[pretence]
a claim made or implied; especially: one not supported by fact
portmanteau
a large suitcase, combining more than one use or quality
Perusal
examine, consider, read in an attentive manner
requisite
essential, necessary
encroached
to advance beyond the usual or proper limits
Eluding
escaping with quickness and cunning
Connubial
married
Elixir
solution used for medicine
Augmented
increased
Vicariously
taking the place of another
Commiserating
showing sorrow or pity
Interposition
To insert or introduce between parts
Exonerated
freed from blame
Epistle
a formal letter
Shroud
Something that conceals, protects, or screens
Erudition
Deep, extensive learning
Aversion
A fixed, intense dislike
Reticence
The state or quality of being reluctant
Felicitous
Exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style
Patronize
treat in a condescending manner.
Superciliously
pompously
Inefficacy
The state or quality of being incapable of producing a desired effect or result.
Indentures
A contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified term.
Inscrutably
Difficult to fathom or understand; impenetrable.
Subterfuge
A deceptive stratagem or device
Pugilistic
The skill, practice, and sport of fighting with the fists
Clemency
A disposition to show mercy, especially toward an offender or enemy
Remunerate
To pay (a person) a suitable equivalent in return for goods provided, services rendered, or losses incurred; recompense.
Servile
Abjectly submissive; slavish
Amalgamation
A consolidation or merger