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a rogue or vagabond
picaro
a story that tells the adventure of a rogue or resourceful hero and how he outwits others
picaresque
a novel that is composed of a series of episodes instead of one tightly woven plot
episodic
the ordinary, everyday language of people
vernacular
something on which associated things depend
keystone
jovial, joking
jocund
imposter; fraud
charlatan
moderation or self-restraint in action, especially in the indulgence of alcohol
temperance
a mass of metal cast in a convenient form for reshaping
ingot
an agricultural implement with spike-like teeth or upright disks for leveling and breadking up clods in a plowed field
harrow
acting without regard to consequences
brash
hallucinations caused by alcohol
delirium tremens
hellish
infernal
to talk idly
palaver
small bag or purse
reticule
post or support
stanchion
food
victuals
thoughtful
pensive
made of split logs
puncheon
a rascal
rapscallion