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impish
like a petty demon; mischievous
vise
a device with two jaws that works by a screw or lever for holding objects firmly while work is being done on them
scant
barely enough;
not quite full;
having only a small amount
chum
a close friend;
pal
absinthe
a bitter green alcoholic liquor containing wormwood (a plant related to the daisy;
it has a strong, bitter taste and smell;
something that is bitter and vexing
luster
a glow of reflected light; sheen
dike
a bank of earth thrown up from a ditch or heaped up to form a boundary or to control the flow of water
thicket
a thick usually small patch of bushes or low trees
drawl
to speak slowly with vowel sounds drawn out beyond their usual length
bribe
something given to a person in order to influence a decision or action dishonestly
ransom
something paid or demanded for the freedom of a captured person;
the act of ransoming;
to free by paying a price
motto
a phrase or word inscribed on something (coin or public building) to suggest its nature or use;
a short expression of a guided rule of conduct
adjourn
to bring or come to a close for a period of time, as one would "adjourn" a meeting
spurn
to reject with scorn
tallow
a white solid fat obtained by heating fatty tissues of cattle and sheep;
(used in making candles and soap)