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incredulous
adj. not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving
caustic
adj. of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action; harsh or corrosive in tone; noun any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
shade
noun a mental representation of some haunting experience; a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude;
waggish
adj. witty or joking
tassel
noun adornment consisting of a bunch of cords fastened at one end
swoon
noun a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain; verb pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
ponderous
adj. having great mass and weight and unwieldiness; labored and dull; slow and laborious because of weight
deference
noun a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard; courteous regard for people's feelings; a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
benevolence
noun an act intending or showing kindness and good will; an inclination to do kind or charitable acts; disposition to do good
unavailing
adj. producing no result or effect
a rolling year
a 12-month period measured backward from the date an employee first uses leave.
abode
noun housing that someone is living in; any address at which you dwell more than temporarily
conduct
verb lead, as in the performance of a composition; take somebody somewhere; behave in a certain manner; lead musicians in the performance of; transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; direct the course of; manage or control; take somebody somewhere; behave in a certain manner
dismay
noun fear resulting from the awareness of danger; the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles; verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised; lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
flowery
adj. marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details; of or relating to or suggestive of flowers
countenance
noun 1. Appearance, especially the expression of the face: The question left him with a puzzled "word". 2. The face or facial features. 3. a. A look or expression indicative of encouragement or of moral support. b. Support or approval. 4. Obsolete Bearing; demeanor. verb consent to, give permission
shun
verb avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of; expel from a community or group
venture
noun a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit; an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits; verb proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers; put at risk; put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
attitude
noun position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion); the arrangement of the body and its limbs
dirge
noun1. Music a. A funeral hymn or lament. b. A slow, mournful musical composition. 2. A mournful or elegiac poem or other literary work. 3. Roman Catholic Church The Office of the Dead.
hither
adv. to this place (especially toward the speaker)
thither
adv. to or toward that place; away from the speaker
piteous
adj. Demanding or arousing pity:
syllable
noun a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme
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