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discordant

not in agreement or harmony

sordid

meanly avaricious; of degraded character or nature

fawn

to flatter or praise excessively

ungainly

lacking grace in movement or posture

anodyne

pain killer

defile

morally blemished, to pollute; to corrupt

portico

a porch or entrance to a building consisting of a covered and often columned area

draggle

to make wet or dirty by dragging

hansom

a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers

nacre

also called mother of pearl; material that makes a pearl oyster's shell as well as forms the pearl

ardent

characterized by intense emotion

laden

to fill or place a load on, burdened psychologically or mentally

wrought

to have an exert influence or effect; put together, created, made delicately

florid

elaborately or excessively ornamented

affinity

a natural attraction or feeling of kinship

opiates

opium and its derivates, which depress neural activity

sanguine

optimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red

absolution

Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.

epigrams

short written statement

inquest

an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death

abject

most unfortunate or miserable, showing utter resignation or hopelessness

asphodel

the flowers of Hades and the dead, sacred to Persephone

farce

a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

conjugal

of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband

felicity

state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

flit

a sudden quick movement

sacrament

holy actions

winsome

charming in a childlike or naive way

desecration

blasphemous behavior; violation, destruction

enamored

marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness

pallid

abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

placid

serenely free of interruption or disturbance; complacent

petulant

easily irritated or annoyed; irascible

garrulous

full of trivial conversation

pall

a sudden numbing dread; to become less interesting or attractive

defile

to spot, stain, or pollute

temperament

your usual mood

impecuniosity

penniless

obsequious

slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic

cassone

Italian furniture; rich and showy type of chest

bestial

beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel

sodden

soaked, saturated

tramp

to travel by foot

uncomely

not keeping with the accepted standards of society

raiment

clothing

argot

slang

archaism

an outdated word or phrase

wan

to become pale and sickly

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