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vain
devoid of real value,worth, or significance
impracticable
that which cannot be put to use or practically dealt with; that which cannot be carried out
wretch
One who is sunk in deep distress, sorrow, misfortune, or poverty
sincerely
In good faith; Without dissimulation or pretence; honestly, straightforwardly
rouse
To cause to start up from slumber or repose; to awaken from sleep, meditation, etc.
ensue
to follow
countenance
Bearing, demeanour, comportment; behaviour, conduct; sometimes spec. behaviour of two persons towards each other
surly
Masterful, imperious; haughty, arrogant, supercilious
indiginae
A native, aborigina
flit
to transfer from one position to another; to remove (a person) from his house or habitation
borne
Carried, sustained, endured, etc
churl
Used as a term of disparagement or contempt;spec. One who is sordid, ‘hard’, or stingy in money-matters; a niggard; a miser
unfledged
Of persons: Immature, inexperienced, undeveloped in knowledge, etc.
dunnock
The hedge-sparrow or hedge-warbler
gruel
A light, liquid food (chiefly used as an article of diet for invalids) made by boiling oatmeal (or occas. some other farinaceous subtance) in water or milk, sometimes with the addition of other ingredients, as butter, sugar, spices, onions, etc.
bonny
Pleasing to the sight, comely, beautiful, expressing homely beauty.
grumble
to utter murmurs of discontent
blubber
To utter or cry out with copious tears and sobs.
recompense
To make compensation or atonement for (a misdeed, wrong, etc.).
cowardice
hostile sentiments of others
perpetual
Lasting or destined to last for ever, eternal
surname
A name, title, or epithet added to a person's name or names, esp. one derived from his birthplace or from some quality or achievement.
plague
to torment or harass
sullen
solemn or serious; Characterized by, or indicative of, gloomy ill-humour or moody silence.
persecuting
action of harassing, or oppressing a person or group
wayward
Disposed to go counter to the wishes or advice of others, or to what is reasonable; wrongheaded, intractable, self-willed; froward, perverse. Of children: Disobedient, refractory.
oppressor
one who persecutes or harasses with unjust or cruel treatment
usurper
one who seizes or arrogates supreme power or authority without right or just cause
brooding
A cherishing in the mind; moody mental contemplation
compelled
Constrained, forced, necessitated
affirmed
Maintained, positively asserted, declared; corroborated or confirmed
dote
To be infatuatedly fond of; to bestow excessive love or fondness on or upo
indulgence
a licence, favour, or privilege granted.
insolent
Proud, disdainful, haughty, arrogant, overbearing; offensively contemptuous of the rights or feelings of others.
insensible
A thing or person incapable of feeling; an inanimate thing; an apathetic person.
obligated
Bound by law, duty, or any moral tie, esp. one of gratitude; under obligation, beholden, indebted.
boasted
Vaunted, bragged of.
stagger
To sway involuntarily from side to side when trying to stand or walk erect; to totter or reel as if about to fall
intimate
To make known formally, to notify, announce, state;
interloper
An unauthorized trader; one who trespasses on the rights or privileges of any trade monopoly (see quot. 1896); {dag}a ship engaged in unauthorized trading (obs.).
wheedle
To entice or persuade by soft flattering words; to gain over or take in by coaxing or cajolery.
imp
A ‘child’ of the devil, or of hell.
qualm
General or widespread mortality of men or animals; plague, pestilence; loss or damage
vindictive
Given to revenge; having a revengeful disposition.
impose
to inflict on or upon
domineer
To rule or govern arbitrarily or despotically; to act imperiously; to tyrannize
amiss
Faultily, defectively; in a way that falls short of its object, or with which fault may be found
manifestations
The action of making manifest; {dag}exposition, explanation (obs.); the fact of being manifested; the demonstration, revelation, or display of the existence, presence, qualities, or nature of some person or thing.
curate
ne entrusted with the cure of souls; a spiritual pastor. {dag}a. gen. Any ecclesiastic (including a bishop, etc.) who has the spiritual charge of a body of laymen.
self-righteous
virtuous in one's own esteem
ransacked
Searched into, explored, plundered, etc.
sermonizing
preaching; delivery of a speech or sermon
discoursing
talking, conversation; discussion.
contrived
Ingeniously or artfully devised or planned.
reprobate
An abandoned or unprincipled person; one whose character is utterly bad; a scamp.
earnest
Seriousness, serious intention, as opposed to jest or play
chided
To give loud or impassioned utterance to anger, displeasure, disapprobation, reproof. {dag}a. To contend with loud and angry altercation; to brawl, wrangle.
grave
Weighty, important; in later use chiefly, requiring serious thought, serious.
peevish
Silly, senseless, foolish
reproof
Insulting or opprobrious language or action used against a person; insult, contumely, scorn