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rime
noun ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside);
dog days
noun the hot period between early July and early September; a period of inactivity
pelt
verb cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile; attack and bombard with or as if with missiles; rain heavily
entreaty
noun earnest or urgent request
sleet
noun partially melted snow (or a mixture of rain and snow); verb precipitate as a mixture of rain and snow
gladsome
adj. experiencing or expressing gladness or joy
implore
verb call upon in supplication; entreat
trifle
noun sponge cake spread with jam and soaked in wine; served with a custard sauce; something of small importance; a detail that is considered insignificant;
withal
adv. together with this; despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
palpable
adj. capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt;
chink
noun a short light metallic sound; a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall;
dingy
adj. causing dejection; thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot; (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear
dismal
adj. 1. Causing gloom or depression; dreary: "word" weather; took a "word" view of the economy. 2. Characterized by ineptitude, dullness, or a lack of merit: a "word" book; a "word" performance on the cello. 3. Obsolete Dreadful; disastrous.
replenish
verb fill something that had previously been emptied
comforter
a long, wide scarf, used by Bob Cratchit who can't afford a coat
Humbug
noun communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive; something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage; pretentious or silly talk or writing; verb trick or deceive
ruddy
adj. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies; inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
morose
adj. showing a brooding ill humor
stake
noun instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning; the money risked on a gamble; A piece of wood or metal pointed at one end for driving into the ground as a marker, fence pole, or tent peg.
veneration
noun religious zeal; the willingness to serve God; a profound emotion inspired by a deity
extremity
noun an external body part that projects from the body; that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso
notwithstanding
adv. despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
cordial
adj. sincerely or intensely felt; showing warm and heartfelt friendliness; diffusing warmth and friendliness; noun strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
Bedlam
noun pejorative terms for an insane asylum; a state of extreme confusion and disorder; Hospital of Saint Mary of Bethlehem, an institution in London for the mentally ill.
portly
adj. euphemisms for `fat'Archaic. stately, dignified, or imposing.
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