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solace

A. comfort; especially in sorrow

roil

A. to stir up sediment in water or other liquids
b.to irritate

pernicious

A. very destructive; ruinous

salve

A. soft greasy substance or ointment used on sores or wounds to heal or lessen pain
B. something that calms or soothes
C. salvage (save)

distort

A. to change the shape of; twist
B. to twist the original meaning of; misrepresent

turbulent

A. note easily controlled; disorderly; unruly
B. agitated; stormy

fissure

a narrow opening crack

snub

A. to treat rudely or with deliberate show of indifference
B. to check or stop abruptly by means of a cable or rope

artless

A. lacking art, knowledge or skill
B. made without skill

shrine

A. a building or other shelter, often of a stately character, enclosing the remains or relics of a saint or other holy person
B. any place or object hallowed by its history or associations

garble

A. to confuse unintentionally or ignorantly; jumble
B. to make unfair or misleading selections from or arrangement of

wan

A. of an unnatural or sickly parlor; lacking color
B. showing or suggesting ill health, fatigue, unhappiness
C. lacking in forcefulness, competence, or effectiveness

rampant

A. a violent or excited behavior that is reckless, uncontrolled, or destructive
B. to rush, move, or act furiously or violent

defile

A. to make foul, dirty, or unclean
B. to make impure for ceremonial use; desecrate
C. to narrow pass or passage between cliffs or mountains
D. to march in single file

staid

A. marked by settled sedateness and self-restraint

foray

A. to raid in order to steal
B. a brief excursion or attempt especially outside one's accustomed sphere

culminate

A. to reach its highest altitude
B. to rise to or form a summit

ruddy

A. having a healthy reddish color

burgher

A. an inhabitant of a borough or a town
B. a member of the middle class; a solid citizen

thwart

A. to oppose successfully; defeat the hope or aspirations of
B. to pass through or across

rampant

A. rearing upon the hind legs with forelegs extended
B. standing on the hind foot with one foreleg raised above the other and the head in profile
C. marked by menacing wildness, extravagance, or absence of restraint

drivel

A. to let saliva dribble from the mouth
B. to talk stupidly and carelessly

perturb

A. to cause to be worried or upset
B. to throw into confusion

cunning

A. crafty in the use of special resources (as skill or knowledge)
B. displaying knee insight
C. characterized by wiliness and trickery
D. knowledge; learning
E. craft; slyness

vagabond

A. moving from place to place without a fixed home
b. relating to or characteristic of a wanderer
C. leading an unsettled, irresponsible, or disreputable life

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