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cower
v. hunch over in fear
congenital
adj. present from birth
affectation
n. pretense at possessing a quality not actually possessed
grapple
v. wrestle
effectual
adj. having an effect
animosity
n. a state of ill will
deteriorate
v. get worse
disqualify
v. find to be not eligible
fishmonger
n. one who sells fish
equitable
adj. fair (justice)
fraternal
adj. to do with brotherhood
fixture
n. regular feature
disconcerting
unsettling
aqueduct
n. bridge holding up a canal
beguile
v. seduce
antagonist
"n. a person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with another; opponent"
dastard
n. sneaky and cowardly person
benignant
adj. kindly
comeliness
n. attractiveness
bale
n. suffering as a result of evil
cession
n. giving up of rights
extirpate
v. destroy
gamester
n. game-player
clangor
n. loud banging noise
aye
excl. yes
foment
v. stir up
bole
n. tree trunk
felicitate
v. congratulate
dishabille
n. state of undress
exigency
n. urgent need
burgher
n. citizen of a city state
cynosure
n. center of attention
cosmogony
n. theory of the creation of the universe
caitiff
n. despicable person
adjuration
n. solemn request
illimitable
adj. limitless
germane
adj. relevant
auricle
n. The projecting outer portion of the ear; ear-shaped structure
discrepant
n. lack of similarity
execration
n. hate
distemper
"n. infectious viral disease in dogs, characterized by loss of appetite, a catarrhal discharge from the eyes and nose, vomiting, fever, lethargy, partial paralysis caused by destruction of myelinated
grenadier
n. soldier armed with grenades
benison
n. blessing
caprice
n. whimsical act
disburden
v. relieve
cameo
n. small portrait carved on the face of a jewel
atavistic
adj. reverting to ancient values
countermand
"v. cancel, order to retreat"
augur
v. act as an omen of
gustatory
adj. to do with taste
impalpable
adj. impossible to touch
acclivity
n. upward slope
deponent
n. person who makes a legal statement under oath
contumacy
n. stubbornness before the law
distention
n. the state of being distended or stretched
expeditious
adj. quick and efficient
darkling
adj. growing dark
defunct
adj. no longer working
cornice
n. molded plaster between the wall and ceiling of a room
hussar
n. light horseman from Hungary
codicil
n. amendment to a will
deign
v. consider within one's dignity
debauch
v. to cause to turn from honor to vice
bier
n. funeral plinth
chattel
n. slave
gourd
n. fruit similar to an eggplant with a hard shell used to make bowls and flasks
bleak
"adj. gloomy, somber, depressing, raw, exposed to the elements, unsheltered and barren"
eventual
adj. in the end
contingency
n. event or situation depending on other events or situations
commemorate
v. hold a ceremony for the formal remembrance of
disobedience
n. the state of not obeying
decisive
adj. crucial
encourage
v. generate enthusiasm in
foreground
n. area closest to the camera or spectator
alliance
n. group that has teamed up
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