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furrow (n)
a long narrow trench made in the ground by a plow, especially for planting seeds or for irrigation.
interment
the burial of a corpse in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites.
vermilion
a brilliant red pigment made from mercury sulfide
impudence
the quality of being impudent; impertinence.
deign
do something that one considers to be beneath one's dignity.
rill
a small stream.
consummate (adj)
make (a marriage or relationship) complete by having sexual intercourse
harangue
a lengthy and aggressive speech.
tractable
(of a person or animal) easy to control or influence
presumptuous
(of a person or their behavior) failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate
effrontery
insolent or impertinent behavior.
consternation
feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.
impudence
the quality of being impudent; impertinence.
precipitately
to hasten the occurrence of; bring about prematurely, hastily, or suddenly:
disconsolate
without consolation or comfort; unhappy.
succor (n)
assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
induce
succeed in persuading or influencing (someone) to do something.
approbation
approval or praise.
ingenious
(of a person) clever, original, and inventive.
countenance (n)
person's face or facial expression
comely
pleasant to look at; attractive.
falter
start to lose strength or momentum.
vivacity
(especially in a woman) the quality of being attractively lively and animated.
fetter (v)
a chain or manacle used to restrain a prisoner, typically placed around the ankles
cudgel
a short thick stick used as a weapon.
gauntlet
an armored glove, as worn by a medieval knight.
ascertain
find (something) out for certain; make sure of.
clemency
mercy; lenience.
concatenate
link (things) together in a chain or series.
ignominious
deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
specter
Ghost
soliloquize
Talk to oneself
pertinacious
holding firmly to an opinion or a course of action.
expostulate
express strong disapproval or disagreement.
wheedle
employ endearments or flattery to persuade someone to do something or give one something.
vociferous
(especially of a person or speech) vehement or clamorous.
slovenly
(especially of a person or their appearance) messy and dirty.
trepidation
a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen.
sanctimonious
making a show of being morally superior to other people.
poignant
evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.
compunction
a feeling of guilt or moral scruple that follows the doing of something bad.
listless
(of a person or their manner) lacking energy or enthusiasm.
interloper
a person who becomes involved in a place or situation where they are not wanted or are considered not to belong.
prognosticate
foretell or prophesy (an event in the future).
acquiesce
accept something reluctantly but without protest.
epistle
a letter.
paltry
an amount) small or meager.
bereave
be deprived of a loved one through a profound absence, especially due to the loved one's death.
sobriety (#2)
the state of being sober.
wheedle
employ endearments or flattery to persuade someone to do something or give one something.
elicit
evoke or draw out (a response, answer, or fact) from someone in reaction to one's own actions or questions.
doleful
expressing sorrow; mournful.
abhorrence
a feeling of repulsion; disgusted loathing.
paragon
a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality.
irresolute
showing or feeling hesitancy; uncertain.
evince
reveal the presence of (a quality or feeling).
entreat
ask someone earnestly or anxiously to do something.
peruse
read (something), typically in a thorough or careful way.
buoyant (#1, 3)
able or apt to stay afloat or rise to the top of a liquid or gas. stay aflot in buessnes
ostensible
stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
fortnight
2 weeks