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thread the needle
'Successfully navigate a treacherous, challenging or difficult passage'
veriest
utmost; most complete.
wring
noun a twisting squeeze; verb twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish; twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid; twist and press out of shape; obtain by coercion or intimidation
endeavour
noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); verb attempt by employing effort
CAROL
noun a joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ); joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ; verb sing "word"
Stave
noun one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket; a crosspiece between the legs of a chair; (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written; verb burst or force (a hole) into something;
register
noun record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions;
clergyman
noun a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
clerk
noun an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts); a salesperson in a store; verb work as a clerk, as in the legal business
ironmongery
noun ironware; a store selling hardware
simile
noun a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')
unhallowed
adjective 1. not consecrated; not regarded as holy or sacred: 2. impious; unholy. 3. wicked or sinful:
executor
noun a person appointed by a testator to carry out the terms of the will
administrator
noun the party appointed by a probate court to distribute the estate of someone who dies without a will or without naming an executor;
assign
noun Law. a person to whom the property or interest of another is or may be transferred;
residuary
adj. entitled to the residue of an estate (after payment of debts and specific gifts); relating to or indicating a remainder
legatee
noun someone to whom a legacy is bequeathed
rampart
noun an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
rashly
adv. in a hasty and foolhardy manner
wrench
verb twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates; make a sudden twisting motion; twist suddenly so as to sprain; twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
covetous
adj. showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages; immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
nip
noun a small sharp bite or snip; the property of being moderately cold; verb give a small sharp bite to; sever or remove by pinching or snipping; squeeze tightly between the fingers
shrewd
adjective 1. astute or sharp in practical matters: 2. keen; piercing. 3. artful. 4. Archaic. malicious.
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