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Succor
aid or assistance that relieves from difficulty or distress

ex. he hastened to administer a dose of spirits, and by their succor, his master presently regained motion and consciousness
effeminate
haivng feminine qualities untypical of a man: not manly in appearance or manner; marked by an unbecoming delicacy or over refinement.

Ex. linton was a pale, delicate, effeminate boy.
avaricious
immoderately desirous of wealth or gain; greedy
glen
a small secluded valley
diaphanous
extremely thin or transparent
disgression
a temporary departure from the main subject in speaking or writing.
lachrymose
1)suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful
2) given to shedding tears readily; tearful
virulency
1) quality of being virulent
2)bacteriology: a)the relative ability of a microorganism to cause disease; degree of pathogenicity
3) venomous hostility
4) intense sharpness of temper
expostulate
Wuthering Heights pg. 111
to reason earnestly with someone about the inadvisablity of his or her actions in an effort to correct or dissuade that person
injunction
an authoritative command or order; in law, a court order requiring a party to do or to refrain from some specified action
curlish
boorish; vulgur.... difficult to work; intractable
entreaty
an earnest request or petition, plea
quelled
to bring something to an end, ususally by means of force
to suppress or allay a feeling
phraseology
1)the phrases used in a particular sphere of activity
2)the way words and phrases are chosen or used
heterodox
not in accordance with the established or accepted doctrines or opionions, esp in theology; unorthodox
holding unorthodox doctrines
assiduity
persistent attention or diligence; unflagging effort; constant personal attention and oeften obsequious solitude
elucidate
to make clear; explain
insipid
without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating quailties; vapid
without sufficient taste to be pleasing, as food or drink; bland
lapwing
any of several old world birds of the genus vanellus related to the plovers, esp having a narrow crest or erratic flight behavior
coxcomb
a conceited, folish dandy
sundry
various or diverse
furze
very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrent golden-yellow flowers; common thorugh weastern
evince
to show clearly; make evident or manifest; prove
dubiousness
doubtful; marked by or occasioning doubt: a dubious reply
pule
to whine or whimper
sexton
a church officer or employee who takes care of the chruch property and preforms related minor duties (as ringing the bell for services and digging graves)