primer

(n.) a first book in reading; beginner's book

precarious

(adj.) not safe or secure; dangerous, risky

vengeance

(n.) with great force or violence, punishment in return for an injury or a wrong; unusual force or violence

decorum

(n.) proper behavior; good taste in dress, speech, etc.

malicious

(adj.) showing active ill will; wishing to hurt or make suffer

diligently

(adv.) in a hard-working way

consternation

(n.) great dismay or troubling feeling

retain

(v.) keep; continue to have or hold

discern

(v.) see clearly; recognize

allotted

(adj.) assigned

ingenious

(adj.) skillful in making; good at inventing; cleverly planned or made

cordially

(adv.) in a warm and friendly manner; sincerely, heartily

sanction

(v.) approve, allow

ravenous

(adj.) very hungry

unorthodox

(adj.) not generally accepted, especially in religion

hapless

(adj.) unlucky, unfortunate

heretic

(n.) member of a church who adopts religious beliefs or opinions contrary to the established beliefs of that church

revoke

(v.) take back, cancel, withdraw

gnarled

(adj.) knotted, twisted

wayfarer

(n.) traveler; especially one who travels on foot

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