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There he was dogged by his confederate, who held Beppo responsible for the loss of the pearl, and he stabbed him in the scuffle.

dog   Speak
v.  follow (someone or their movements) closely and persistently

scuffle   Speak
n.  an unceremonious and disorganized struggle

confederate   Speak
n.  a person one works with, especially in something secret or illegal
Added on: 2019-08-18
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pitch black   Speak
a. completely dark; as black as pitch
creak   Speak
v. make a high-pitched, screeching noise
The place was pitch black, our feet creaked and crackled over the bare planking, and my outstretched hand touched a wall from which the paper was hanging in ribbons.
deplorable   Speak
a. of very poor quality or condition
irreparable   Speak
a. impossible to repair, rectify, or amend
Any show of surprise and emotion upon your part might have drawn attention to my identity and led to the most deplorable and irreparable results.
groom   Speak
n. a person employed to take care of horses
page   Speak
n. a young person employed in a hotel or other establishment to run errands, open doors, etc
My groom and my page sleep out of the house, and may beset aside altogether.
regurgitation   Speak
n. action of bringing swallowed food up again to mouth
whish   Speak
v. make a sibilant sound
I knew at once by the whishing sound that there was a slight leakage, which allowed a regurgitation of water through one of the side cylinders.
predominate   Speak
v. appear very large or occupy a commanding position
eclipse   Speak
v. be greater in significance than
In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex.
bustle   Speak
v. move or cause to move energetically or busily
dangle   Speak
v. hang freely
It was indeed our visitor of the afternoon who came bustling in, dangling his glasses more vigorously than ever.
creep   Speak
v. occur or develop gradually
syllable   Speak
n. the least bit of expression; slightest detail, as of something said
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time.
populist   Speak
n. person of a political party seeking to represent the interests of ordinary people
imperative   Speak
n. an essential or urgent thing
With Faubus, who had genuine populist impulses, racism was a political imperative.
homespun   Speak
a. simple and unsophisticated
offbeat   Speak
a. unconventional; unusual
My world history teacher was a short, stocky man who combined a fine mind with a homespun manner and an offbeat, wicked sense of humor.
ride   Speak
v. travel in a vehicle, such as a car, bus, or train
ragtag   Speak
a. untidy, disorganized, or incongruously varied in character
I can still see Castro riding into Havana at the head of his ragtag but victorious army.
start in   Speak
v. attack verbally; begin to criticize
raunchy   Speak
a. earthy, vulgar, and often sexually explicit
Henry started in on me about my jeans, which, that night, were especially raunchy.
poolroom   Speak
n. a commercial establishment where pool or billiard games are played
stroll   Speak
v. walk in a leisurely way
I strolled into the poolroom next to the gym, where the Coke machine was, to get something to drink.
last-gasp   Speak
a. done at the last possible moment, typically in desperation
disperse   Speak
v. distribute or spread over a wide area
Little Rock's schools were closed in a last-gasp effort to stop integration, its kids dispersed to schools in nearby towns.
transfix   Speak
v. cause someone to become motionless with horror or wonder
feel at home   Speak
v. feel as if one belongs, feel accepted
I sat on the floor right in front of the TV and watched them both, transfixed; it sounds crazy, but I felt right at home in the world of politics and politicians.
rack   Speak
v. cause extreme physical or mental pain to
hysterical   Speak
a. deriving from or affected by uncontrolled extreme emotion