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pilfer
to steal in small quantities.
brogan
heavy work shoe.
amity
friendship
indigent
needy, impverished, destitute.
jetsam
part of ship, its equipment or cargo that is cast overboard to lighten load in time of distress.
amiss
out of place.
incontrovertible
undisputed; not open to question.
spurn
rejected.
tenacious
holding fast strong. tending to cling or adhere
franchise
a right by contract; privilege.
winsome
attractive, pleasing, and engaging childlike charm.
supra
above.
poise
composure, balance, calmness
principal
sum, chief, most important.
advocate
supporter.
zephyr
gentle breeze from the west.
composite
combination made up of distinct and diverse components.
askew
to one side, crooked.
hostelry
hotel, inn.
wily
sly, crafty, cunning.
corporeal
relating to human body.
pastoral
drawing contrast between the rural simple life and misery and corruption of city and especially court life.
augment
supplement, larger.
cudgel
a weapon to beat with.
jeer
to speak out in a contemtuous manner. snner, ridicule.
solvent
able to pay all debts; creditworthy
bigot
fanatic, fiend. A person obstinately devoted to his own opinions and prejudices.
quorum
enough memeber to hold a meeting.
extricate
to set free or remove from an entanglement or difficulty.
garish
showy, gaudy.
fervent
passion, eager, zealous. Marked by great intensity of feeling.
repute
good reputation. The status commonly ascribed to one.
affront
Insult face to face by language or behavior.
peripatetic
roaming, moving, shifting. Traveling from place to place.
overweening
arrogant, pushy, forward, cocky
colloquy
conversation, dialogue. A high level serious discussion.
expurgate (verb)
censor. remover otherwise objectionable paasages.
vicissitude
state of being changable. Natural change visible in nature or in human affairs. Ex: the vicissitudes of daily life.
middling
moderate, medium.
raze
erase, cut, shave off.
wanton
hard to control.
mulct
fine or penalty.
specious
not really genuine. false, inaccurate.
hiatus
break, vacation, interruption
decree
official order, law, ordinance.
derision
to make fun of
antipodal
situated at the opposite end.
kowtow
bow, fawn, toady. To behave abjectly before a superior.
amicable
friendly, goodwill, harmonious.
secede
withdraw from a religious or political organization.
trichinosis
infected pork (undercooked); marked by muscular pain, fever.
endemic
native. belonging to a certain people/region.
languish
sluggish, weak. To be in a state of depression or decreasing vitality.
aloof
indifferent, reserved, detached.
cacophony
harsh noise, discord.
provident
frugal.
ditty
a song
decimated
to kill every 10th man. to kill a large part of.