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Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes
bulbous
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a. curving outward
a. shaped like a bulb
ferrule
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n. a metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting
pique
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v. a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one's pride
indifference
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n. the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
convex
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a. curving or bulging outward
erroneous
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a. containing or characterized by error
fallacy
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n. a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
pledge
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n. a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something
mastiff
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n. an old breed of powerful deep-chested smooth-coated dog used chiefly as a watchdog and guard dog
incredulous
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a. not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving
spaniel
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n. any of several breeds of small to medium-sized gun dogs with a long silky coat and long frilled ears
jut
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v. extend out or project in space
sloven
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a. habitually untidy or careless;
dingy
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a. thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
fray
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v. cause friction
v. wear away by rubbing
benevolence
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n. disposition to do good
dabbler
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n. an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
dolichocephalic
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a. having a relatively long skull
supra-orbital
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a. situated above the orbit of the eye
parietal
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a. of, relating to, attached to, or denoting the wall of the body or of a body cavity or hollow structure
fissure
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n. a long narrow depression in a surface
fulsome
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a. unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
covet
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v. wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)
dexterity
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n. skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands
agile
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a. mentally quick
a. moving quickly and lightly
antenna
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n. either of a pair of long, thin sensory appendages on the heads of insects
asperity
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n. harshness of manner
inadvertently
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ad. without knowledge or intention
ado
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n. trouble or difficulty
Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
resignation
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n. acceptance of despair
repentance
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n. the action of repenting; sincere regret or remorse
circumspect
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a. heedful of potential consequences
manor
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n. a large country house with lands; the principal house of a landed estate
gainsay
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v. deny or contradict (a fact or statement)
profane
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a. not respectful of orthodox religious practice; irreverent
wanton
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a. (of a cruel or violent action) deliberate and unprovoked
by-word
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n. a person or thing cited as a notorious and outstanding example or embodiment of something
yeoman
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n. in former times was free and cultivated his own land
Michaelmas
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n. honoring the archangel Michael; the feast of St. Michael, September 29 in England, Wales, and Ireland
carouse
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n. a merry drinking party
lass
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n. a girl or young woman who is unmarried
daunt
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v. cause to lose courage
eaves
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n. the overhang at the lower edge of a roof
betwixt
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ad. in the interval
league
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n. a former measure of distance by land, usually about three miles
flagon
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n. a large metal or pottery vessel with a handle and spout; used to hold alcoholic beverages (usually wine)
trencher
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n. a wooden platter for serving food
wench
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n. informal terms for a (young) woman
reveller
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n. a person who is enjoying themselves in a lively and noisy way
Whereat
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ad. at which;
mare
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n. the female of a horse or other equine animal
unkennel
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v. drive (an animal, such as a fox) from a hiding place or den
agape
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n. a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship
anon
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ad. soon;
bemuse
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v. cause to be confused emotionally
uproar
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n. loud confused noise from many sources
flask
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n. bottle that has a narrow neck
at length
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ad. at last
abreast
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ad. alongside each other, facing in the same direction
moorland
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n. open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss
gallop
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v. run fast, ride at a galloping pace
dabble
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v. immerse (one's hands or feet) partially in water and move them around gently
froth
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n. a mass of small bubbles in liquid caused by agitation, fermentation, etc.; foam
trail
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v. hang down so as to drag along the ground
v. move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly
bridle
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n. the headgear used to control a horse, consisting of buckled straps to which a bit and reins are attached
valour
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n. the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
whimper
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v. cry weakly or softly
dip
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v. a sharp downward course
slink
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v. walk stealthily
goyal
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n, a deep valley or gorge that is typically narrow with steep sides
pluck
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v. pick, pull, or grasp at
drip
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v. fall in drops
twain
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n. two items of the same kind
sorely
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ad. in or as if in pain
ad. to a great degree
Providence
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n. a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures
Holy Writ
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n. the Bible
forbear
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v. politely or patiently restrain an impulse to do something; refrain
thereof
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ad. of or concerning this or that
ad. from that circumstance or source
elicit
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v. deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
nouveaux riches
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n. a person newly rich
scion
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n. a descendent or heir
grandeur
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n. the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of
bewail
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v. regret strongly
corroborate
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v. support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
nocturnal
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a. belonging to or active during the night
thence
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ad. from that place or from there
dyspnoea
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n. difficult or labored respiration
post mortem
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a. done, occurring, or collected after death
prosaic
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a. not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
cameo
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n. engraving or carving in low relief on a stone (as in a brooch or ring)
anatomy
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n. alternative names for the body of a human being
gig
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n. a light 2-wheeled one-horse carriage
Chapter 3. The Problem
shudder
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n. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
glitter
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n. the occurrence of a small flash or spark
wicket
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n. a small arch used as croquet equipment
n. small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger door)
discern
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v. detect with the senses
ere
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prep. before;
smudge
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v. cause (something) to become messily smeared by rubbing it
deface
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v. mar or spoil the appearance of
clog
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n. any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction
spectral
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a. resembling or characteristic of a phantom
farrier
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n. a person who shoes horses
apparition
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n. something existing in perception only
reign
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n. the period during which a sovereign rules
hitherto
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ad. until now or until the point in time under discussion
diabolical
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a. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
kinsman
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n. a male relative
bleak
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a. offering little or no hope
abode
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n. housing that someone is living in
vestry
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n. a room or building attached to a church, used as an office
flippant
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a. not showing a serious or respectful attitude
spaniel
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n. a dog of a breed with a long silky coat and drooping ears
congenial
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a. pleasant because of a personality, qualities, or interests that are similar to one's own
shag
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n. a thick, tangled hairstyle or mass of hair
acrid
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a. strong and sharp
fume
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n. gas, smoke, or vapor that smells strongly or is dangerous to inhale
showery
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a. characterized by frequent showers of rain;
miry
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a. very muddy or boggy;
immaculate
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a. free from stain or blemish
a. without fault or error
gloss
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n. bright often superficial attractiveness
fixture
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n. the act or process of fixing : the state of being fixed
convict
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n. a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
desolate
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a. deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness
outset
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n. the time at which something is supposed to begin
infirm
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a. lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
inclement
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a. (of weather or climate) severe
Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
baronet
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n. a member of the British order of honor; ranks below a baron but above a knight
sturdily
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ad. in a vigorous and forceful manner
pugnacious
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a. tough and callous by virtue of experience
expedient
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n. a means of attaining an end, especially one that is convenient but considered improper or immoral
confine
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v. keep or restrict someone or something within certain limits of
cajole
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v. influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
sentiment
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n. a feeling or emotion
whence
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ad. from what place, source, or cause
maxillary
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a. of jaw;
slovenly
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a. negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt
splutter
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v. spit up in an explosive manner
mutilate
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v. destroy or injure severely
chap
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n. a boy or man
vengeance
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n. the act of taking revenge, especially in the next life
indebt
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v. cause to owe money;
flurry
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v. move in small swirling masses;
bushy
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a. used of hair; thick and poorly groomed
vexation
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n. anger produced by some annoying irritation
benevolent
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a. showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
malevolent
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a. wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred
wily
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a. skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully
clumsy
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a. difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
saunter
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v. walk leisurely and with no apparent aim
exaggerate
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v. enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
v. do something to an excessive degree
Chapter 5. Three Broken Threads
articulate
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v. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
sucker
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n. a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
patent leather
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n. leather with a glossy varnished surface, used chiefly for shoes, belts, and purses
sneak
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v. put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner
profess
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v. state freely
v. practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about
entail
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v. have as a logical consequence
revered
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v. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
besmirch
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v. smear so as to make dirty or stained
v. charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
disastrous
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a. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
proposition
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n. an offer for a private bargain
fascination
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n. a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
fare
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n. a paying passenger on a public conveyance
imprudent
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a. lacking wise self-restraint
foil
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n. defeat, frustrate
toff
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n. informal term for an upper-class or wealthy person
rueful
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a. feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
rascal
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n. one who is playfully mischievous
n. a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
audacious
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a. disposed to venture or take risks
foeman
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n. one who opposes on principle
Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
injunction
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n. an authoritative warning or order
bias
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v. cause to feel or show inclination or prejudice for or against someone or something
exalt
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v. raise in rank, character, or status
v. praise, glorify, or honor
granite
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n. a very hard, granular, crystalline, igneous rock, often used as a building stone
Celt
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n. a member of a European people who once occupied Britain and Spain and Gaul prior to Roman times
thence
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ad. from that place or from there
melancholy
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n. a feeling of thoughtful sadness
prosaic
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a. not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
fiery
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a. characterized by intense emotion
valour
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n. the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
hazel
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a. of a light brown or yellowish brown color
wagonette
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n. four-wheeled horse-drawn pleasure vehicle with facing side seats;
cob
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n. a powerfully built, short-legged horse
gnarl
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v. make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
gable
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n. the part of a wall that encloses the end of a pitched roof
foliage
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n. (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament
bramble
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n. any of various rough thorny shrubs or vines
scrub
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a. (of domestic animals) not selectively bred
wane
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v. have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface
tinge
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n. a pale or subdued color
flutter
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v. move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
vegetation
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n. all the plant life in a particular region or period
heath-clad
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covered with an area of open uncultivated land
equestrian
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n. a man skilled in horseback riding
pedestal
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n. a support or foundation
warder
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n. a person who works in a prison and is in charge of prisoners
ferocity
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n. the property of being wild or turbulent
wanton
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n. a sexually immodest or promiscuous woman
commutation
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n. (law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law
sanity
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n. normal or sound powers of mind
atrocious
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a. shockingly brutal or cruel
a. exceptionally bad or displeasing
expanse
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n. a wide scope
craggy
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a. having hills and crags
cairn
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n. a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path
tor
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n. a high rocky hill
fiendish
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a. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
burrow
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n. a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
slant
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v. slope or lean in a particular direction; diverge or cause to diverge from the vertical or horizontal
bleak
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a. offering little or no hope
a. unpleasantly cold and damp
russet
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n. a reddish brown homespun fabric
sprinkle
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v. distribute loosely
stunted
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a. prevented from growing or developing properly;
fury
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n. wild or violent anger
tracery
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n. decoration consisting of an open pattern of interlacing ribs
wrought
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a. shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort)
surmount
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v. be on top of
v. get on top of; deal with successfully
boar
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n. domestic male pig
rafter
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n. one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
coat of arms
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n. a special group of pictures or symbols belonging to a person, family, or group and shown on a shield
turret
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n. a small tower extending above a building
mullion
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n. a nonstructural vertical strip between the casements or panes of a window (or the panels of a screen)
dog
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v. fasten with a simple mechanical device consisting of a spike, bar, or hook
numb
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a. so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; petrified
canopy
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n. an ornamental cloth covering hung or held up over something, especially a throne or bed
subdued
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a. quieted and brought under control
discern
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v. detect with the senses
balustrade
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n. a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
dais
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n. a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
minstrel
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n. a singer of folk songs
hilarity
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n. extreme amusement, especially when expressed by laughter
hush
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v. become quiet or still; fall silent
tone down
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v. make (something) less bright or colorful
copse
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n. a dense growth of bushes
resonant
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a. serving to bring to mind
muffled
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a. not loud because of being obstructed in some way;
strangle
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v. struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake
Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
efface
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v. remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
v. remove completely from recognition or memory
pallid
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a. lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness
telltale
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a. disclosing unintentionally
propitious
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a. giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable
testily
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ad. in impatience or ill humor
ruse
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n. an action intended to deceive someone; a trick
persecute
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v. cause to suffer
botanical
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n. a drug made from part of a plant (as the bark or root or leaves)
credulous
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a. showing a lack of judgment or experience
placid
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a. not easily irritated
wary
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a. openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
discreet
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a. careful not to attract attention or let out private information
bygone
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a. well in the past; former
quarry
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n. a place, typically a large, deep pit, from which stone or other materials are or have been extracted
fern
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n. any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward
bramble
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n. any of various rough thorny shrubs or vines
niche
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n. (ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)
plume
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n. a long, soft feather
undulate
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v. stir up (water) so as to form ripples
jagged
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a. having a sharply uneven surface or outline
gallop
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n. the fastest pace of a horse, with all the feet off the ground together in each stride
bog-hole
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n. a hole or depression in a land surface having a miry or spongy bottom
sedge
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n. grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers
writhing
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a. making twisting, squirming movements or contortions of body;
melancholy
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n. a feeling of thoughtful sadness
throb
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v. beat or sound with a strong, regular rhythm; pulsate steadily
ravens
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v. a large heavily built crow with mainly black plumage
tor
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n. a prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill
croak
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v. utter a hoarse sound, like a raven
bittern
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n. large marshbird of heron family;
boom
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v. make a deep hollow sound
uncanny
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a. surpassing the ordinary or normal
pen
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v. a small enclosure for animals
wigwam
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n. a Native American lodge frequently having an oval shape and covered with bark or hides
supersede
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v. take the place or move into the position of
treacherous
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a. dangerously unstable and unpredictable
tint
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v. color lightly
brunette
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n. a person with dark (brown) hair
impassive
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a. having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
apparition
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n. a ghostly appearing figure
n. something existing in perception only
orchid
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n. any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
mare
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n. female equine animal
bleak
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a. offering little or no hope
a. unpleasantly cold and damp
stunted
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a. prevented from growing or developing properly;
nip
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v. give a small sharp bite to
wizened
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a. lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
interminable
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a. tiresomely long; seemingly without end
fleck
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v. mark or dot with small patches of color or particles of something
marvel
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v. be amazed at
v. express astonishment or surprise about something
temperament
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n. a person's or animal's nature, especially as it permanently affects their behavior
uninteresting
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a. not arousing curiosity or interest;
irretrievably
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ad. in way that cannot be retrieved or put right;
botany
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n. the branch of biology that studies plants
irresolution
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n. hesitancy;
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forsake
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v. leave someone who needs or counts on you
monolith
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n. a single great stone (often in the form of a column or obelisk)
flint
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n. a hard gray rock consisting of nearly pure chert, occurring chiefly as nodules in chalk
antiquarian
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n. an expert or collector of antiquities
able-bodied
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a. fit, strong, and healthy; not physically disabled
approbation
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n. official recognition or approval
n. official approval
fleck
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v. mark or dot with small patches of color or particles of something
corrode
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v. become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid
disapprobation
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n. an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable
tete-a-tete
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v. talk face to face
onerous
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a. not easily borne; wearing
excavate
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v. form by hollowing
v. find by digging in the ground
barrow
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n. a large mound of earth or stones over the remains of the dead
tumble-down
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a. (of a building or structure) falling or fallen into ruin; dilapidated
spectral
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a. resembling or characteristic of a phantom
choleric
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a. quickly aroused to anger
defy
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v. challenge
immemorial
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a. long past; beyond the limits of memory or tradition or recorded history
manorial
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a. of or relating to or based on a large country house with lands
communal
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a. for or by a group rather than individuals
effigy
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n. a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)
downright
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ad. thoroughgoing
puritanical
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a. exaggeratedly proper
a. morally rigorous and strict
gnaw
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v. bite or chew on with the teeth
tyrant
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n. any person who exercises power in a cruel way
slumber
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n. a dormant or quiescent state
circumspect
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a. unwilling to take risks
furtive
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a. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed
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intrigue
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n. a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
clandestine
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a. conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
infatuate
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v. arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way
spoil-sport
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n. a person who behaves in a way that spoils others' pleasure, especially by not joining in an activity
pretext
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n. something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason
wisp
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n. small thin or twisted bunch;
gesticulate
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v. show, express or direct through movement
haughty
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a. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
beckon
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v. signal with the hands or nod
v. summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture
peremptory
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a. not allowing contradiction or refusal
irresolute
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a. uncertain how to act or proceed
dejection
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n. a state of melancholy depression
rueful
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a. feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
prairie
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n. a treeless grassy plain
woo
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v. seek someone's favor
straitjacket
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n. a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body
brusque
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a. marked by rude or peremptory shortness
conjecture
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n. reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
upshot
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n. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
flounder
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v. walk with great difficulty
extricate
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v. release from entanglement of difficulty
skein
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n. coils of worsted yarn
lattice
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n. framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal
vigil
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n. a period of sleeplessness
game
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n. wild mammals or birds hunted for sport or food
shuffle
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v. move about, move back and forth
extremity
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n. the greatest or utmost degree
defiant
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a. boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
shawl
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n. cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders
stolid
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a. having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
hue and cry
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n. a loud clamor or public outcry
exalt
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v. raise in rank, character, or status
mutter
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n. a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
strident
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a. conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
fiend
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n. a cruel wicked and inhuman person
craggy
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a. abrupt, cliffy, steep
speck
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n. a slight but appreciable amount
gutter
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v. burn unsteadily, feebly, or low; flicker
crevice
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n. a long narrow opening
flank
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v. be located at the sides of something or somebody
vile
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a. morally reprehensible, extremely unpleasant
mire
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n. deep soft mud in water or slush
burrow
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n. a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
crafty
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a. marked by skill in deception
splinter
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v. break or cause to break into small sharp fragments
squat
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n.strengthens the leg muscles
pinnacle
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n. (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower
ebony
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a. of a very dark black
brood
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v. hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
v. think moodily or anxiously about something
peat
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n. partially carbonized vegetable matter saturated with water; can be used as a fuel when dried
warder
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n. a person who works in a prison and is in charge of prisoners
inscrutable
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a. of an obscure nature
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indelibly
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ad. in way that cannot be removed or forgotten;
drizzle
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v. rain lightly
v. moisten with fine drops
dreary
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a. lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
impending
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a. close in time; about to occur
fiend
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n. a cruel wicked and inhuman person
n. an evil supernatural being
hell-fire
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n. the fire or fires regarded as existing in hel
distrait
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a. having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety, distracted or absentminded
grievance
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n. a complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action
abet
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v. assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
grate
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n. the recess of a fireplace or furnace
rake
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v. set (something, especially a stage or the floor of an auditorium) at a sloping angle
eaves
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n. the overhang at the lower edge of a roof
bleak
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a. offering little or no hope
a. unpleasantly cold and damp
atone
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v. turn away from sin or do penitence
deluge
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v. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
sodden
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a. wet through and through; thoroughly wet
morass
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n. a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
down
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n. a gently rolling hill
squall
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n. sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation
russet
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a. of brown with a reddish tinge
wreath
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n. flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
spaniel
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n. any of several breeds of small to medium-sized gun dogs with a long silky coat and long frilled ears
jolt
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v. move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
gentry
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n. the most powerful members of a society
crank
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n. a bad-tempered person
blackguard
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n. a person, particularly a man, who behaves in a dishonorable or contemptible way
desert
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v. abandon (a person, cause, or organization) in a way considered disloyal or treacherous
pittance
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n. an inadequate payment
craniology
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n. scientific study of shape and size of skulls of different human races;
tempestuous
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a. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
ecarte
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n. card game for two players, originating in 19th-century France
goings-on
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n. events or behavior, especially of an unusual or suspect nature
lash
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v. beat severely with a whip or rod
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indelibly
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ad. in way that cannot be removed or forgotten;
deficient
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a. not having enough of a specified quality or ingredient
prick
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v. make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn
hazel
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n. a shade of brown that is yellowish or reddish
freckle
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n. a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin
mar
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v. make imperfect
defiant
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a. boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
stealth
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n. avoiding detection by moving carefully
almoner
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n. official distributor of money or food given to poor people;
rendezvous
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n. a place where people meet
intervene
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v. be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events
rash
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a. marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
incessant
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a. uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
institute
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v. set up or lay the groundwork for
baffle
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v. be a mystery or bewildering to
dishearten
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v. take away the enthusiasm of
reticent
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a. reluctant to draw attention to yourself
vigil
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n. a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
unwonted
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a. out of the ordinary
wagonette
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n. four-wheeled horse-drawn pleasure vehicle with facing side seats;
roughshod
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a. (of horse) having shoes with nail heads projecting to prevent slipping;
infernal
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a. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
warren
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n. a colony of rabbits
trespass
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v. commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
effigy
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n. a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)
poach
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v. hunt illegally
spiteful
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a. showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite
busybody
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n. a person who interfere in or busy oneself unduly with something that is not one's concern
autocrat
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n. a cruel and oppressive dictator
meek
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a. evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant
lead
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n. a blank space between lines of print
urchin
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n. poor and often mischievous city child
uncouth
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a. lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
furtive
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a. secret and sly or sordid
indignation
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n. a feeling of righteous anger
decanter
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n. a bottle with a stopper; for serving wine or water
dissuade
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v. turn away from by persuasion
haze
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n. a slight obscuration of the lower atmosphere, typically caused by fine suspended particles
jut
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v. extend out or project in space
curlew
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n. large migratory shorebirds of the sandpiper family; closely related to woodcocks but having a down-curved bill
cleft
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n. a split or indentation in something
warily
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ad. cautiously;
poise
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v. be or cause to be balanced or suspended
dilapidate
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v. cause something to fall into disrepair or ruin;
prowl
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v. move about in or as if in a predatory manner
slumber
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v .sleep
utensil
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n. an implement for practical use (especially in a household)
checker
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v. vary with contrasting elements or situations
pannikin
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n. a small pan or cup (usually of tin)
entangle
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v. entrap
v. twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
mesh
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n. contact by fitting together
immutable
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a. unchanging over time or unable to be changed
mellow
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a. pleasantly smooth or soft; free from harshness
recess
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n. a small concavity
sombre
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a. lacking brightness or color; dull
clink
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n. high sound typical as clicking glass
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lintel
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n. horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
contrive
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v. put or send forth
v. make or work out a plan for; devise
linen
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n. a fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant
tenacity
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n. persistent determination
ambush
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v. wait in hiding to attack
imprudent
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a. lacking wise self-restraint
invaluable
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a. having incalculable monetary, intellectual, or spiritual worth
detach
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v. separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment
craft
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n. the skilled practice of a practical occupation
gird
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v. encircle (a person or part of the body) with a belt or band
grief
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n. something that causes great unhappiness
n. intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
atrocious
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a. shockingly brutal or cruel
entomology
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n. the branch of zoology that studies insects
undeceive
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v. tell someone that idea or belief is mistaken;
streak
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n. a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background
ailing
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a. somewhat ill or prone to illness
anguish
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n. extreme distress of body or mind
vehemence
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n. intensity or forcefulness of expression
peal
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v. ring loudly or in a bell
rumble
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n. a loud low dull continuous noise
yell
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v. utter a sudden loud cry
thud
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n. dull sound
prostrate
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n. throwing down flat, as on the ground
somersault
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n. an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
rustle
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n. a dry crackling sound
clot
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n. a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid
ruddy
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a. inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
flicker
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v. flash intermittently
mangle
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v. injure badly by beating
precipitous
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a. extremely steep
spasm
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n. a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
beetle
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v. be suspended over or hang over
paroxysm
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n. a sudden uncontrollable attack
raven
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v. prey on or hunt for
audacious
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a. showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks
crumble
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v. fall apart
v. fall into decay or ruin
dapper
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a. marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
jaunty
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a. having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
smudge
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n. a blemish made by dirt, stain, soil, foul, smear
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paralyze
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v. cause to be paralyzed and immobile
stolid
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a. having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
thereof
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ad. from that circumstance or source
ordeal
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n. a severe or trying experience, a painful or horrific experience
mop
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v. make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip
conscientious
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a. guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right and wrong
incriminate
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v. suggest that someone is guilty
muzzle
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v. prevent from speaking out
personification
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n. representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
exultation
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n. a feeling of extreme joy
connoisseur
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n. an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts
meek
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a. quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive
ruffian
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n. a cruel and brutal fellow
fascination
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n. a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
plume
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v. spread out in a shape resembling a feather.
ringlet
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n. a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
throwback
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n. a reappearance of an earlier characteristic
doctrine
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n. a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
reincarnation
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n. embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form)
flutter
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v. move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
cork
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n. (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells
pike
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n. a large elongate long-snouted freshwater bony fish
mesh
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n. material made of a network of wire or thread
dine
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v. give dinner to; host for dinner
juncture
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n. a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made
implicitly
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ad. in way that is not directly expressed; without qualification;
desertion
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n. withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
pledge
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n. a deposit of personal property as security for a debt
n. a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something
defiantly
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ad. in manner that shows open resistance;
recital
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n. the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
precipice
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n. a very steep cliff
wily
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a. marked by skill in deception
wiry
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a. of hair that resembles wire in stiffness
reverential
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a. feeling or manifesting veneration, respectful
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loath
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a. unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
ordeal
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n. a painful or horrific experience, especially a protracted one
anticipation
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n. something expected
hamper
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v. put at a disadvantage, hinder or impede the movement or progress of
restraint
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n. a measure or condition that keeps someone or something under control or within limits
forthwith
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ad. without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
ambush
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v. wait in hiding to attack
lattice
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n. framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal
omen
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v. indicate by signs
sluggish
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a. moving slowly
serrate
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v. make saw-toothed or jag the edge of
bristle
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v. stand upright away from the skin, especially in anger or fear
spangle
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n. a small thin piece of glittering material, typically used in quantity to ornament a dress
woolly
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a. covered with dense cottony hairs or hairlike filaments
wisp
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n. small thin or twisted bunch;
swirl
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n. a whirling mass or motion
wreath
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n. flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
inexorably
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ad. in way that is impossible to stop or prevent;
crouch
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v. sit on one's heels
exultant
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a. joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
inert
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a. slow and apathetic
a. unable to move or resist motion
smoulder
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v. burn slowly and without a flame
dewlap
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n. a hanging fold of loose skin on an elderly person's neck
flicker
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v. flash intermittently
delirious
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a. marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
appal
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v. strike with disgust or revulsion
apparition
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n. something existing in perception only
hideous
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a. so extremely ugly as to be terrifying
flank
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n. a cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg
vicious
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a. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
mastiff
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n. an old breed of powerful deep-chested smooth-coated dog used chiefly as a watchdog and guard dog
gaunt
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a. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
bluish
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a. of the color intermediate between green and violet
muzzle
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n. the projecting jaws and nose of an animal
phosphorus
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n. chemical element of atomic number 15, a yellowish waxy solid that ignites spontaneously in air and glows in the dark
dodder
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v. walk unsteadily
defiant
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a. boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
swathe
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v. wrap in swaddling clothes
n. an enveloping bandage
muffle
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v. deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
gag
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n. a device for keeping the patient's mouth open during a dental or surgical operation
weal
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n. a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions
defile
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v. make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
dupe
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n. a person who is tricked or swindled
merriment
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n. activities that are enjoyable or amusing
hale
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a. exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health
tuft
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n. a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass
rush
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n. any of various monocotyledonous often tufted marsh plants
quagmire
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n. a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
undulation
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n. wavelike motion; a gentle rising and falling in the manner of waves
tenacious
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a. stubbornly unyielding
obscene
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a. suggestive of or tending to moral looseness
slime
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n. a moist, soft, and slippery substance, typically regarded as repulsive
ooze
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v. (of a fluid) slowly trickle or seep out of something; flow in a very gradual way
morass
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n. a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
reek
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n. a foul smell
swamp
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n. low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog
gnaw
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v. become ground down or deteriorate
hush
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v. become quiet or still; fall silent
daub
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v. cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it
v. apply to a surface
splotch
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v. blotch or spot
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upshot
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n. the final or eventual outcome or conclusion of a discussion, action, or series of events
atrocious
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a. shockingly brutal or cruel
a. exceptionally bad or displeasing
barrister
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n. a British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defense or prosecution
purloin
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v. make off with belongings of others, steal
consumptive
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a. afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis
strike up
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v. cause to begin talking or singing or playing
disrepute
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n. the state of being held in low esteem
infamy
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n. evil fame or public reputation
entomology
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n. the branch of zoology that studies insects
intervene
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v. be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events
hazy
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a. filled or abounding with fog or mist
decoy
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n. something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
finesse
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n. subtly skillful handling of a situation
diabolical
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a. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
kennel
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n. outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog
entangle
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v. entrap
v. twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
bring to a head
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v. cause to reach a turning point or crisis
specious
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a. based on pretense; deceptively pleasing
a. plausible but false
infernal
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a. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
lair
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n. the habitation of wild animals
inkling
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n. a slight suggestion or vague understanding
expedient
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n. a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
audacity
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n. aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery
n. fearless daring
procure
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v. get by special effort
outre
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a. conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
duly
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ad. at the proper time
elucidate
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v. make clear and (more) comprehensible
wane
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v. become smaller
v. grow smaller
whither
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ad. to what place or state;
red-handed
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a. having been discovered in or just after the act of doing something wrong or illegal
reproach
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n. disgrace or shame
tax
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v. confront (someone) with a fault or wrongdoing
fidelity
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n. the quality of being faithful
doom
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n. an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
none the less
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ad. in spite of that; nevertheless
condone
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v. excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with
bogie
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n. an evil spirit