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defile

a narrow pass (especially one between mountains), a steep or narrow passage

defile

make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air

defile

to make unclean, impure

defile

to pollute, to corrupt

drivel

a worthless message; meaningless talk

drivel

(n.) saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose;

drivel

nonsense; foolishness; V: talk nonsense

artless

Without deceit or cunning; natural; simple

artless

(of persons) lacking art or knowledge; poorly made or done

artless

characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; free from intent to deceive or impress others

artless

innocent, naive

culminate

bring to a head or to the highest point physically or developmentally

culminate

of a celestial body: reach its highest altitude

distort

twist and press out of natural shape or position

distort

(v.) to give a false or misleading account of

cunning

sly, clever at being deceitful; guile

cunning

skill or adeptness in performance; dexterity

cunning

crafty in the use of special resources, skill or knowledge

staid

characterized by dignity and propriety

staid

unemotional

thwart

to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate

thwart

A seat across a boat; passing or lying crosswise or across

pernicious

extremely harmful; deadly, fatal

pernicious

destructive; wicked or malicious

fissure

a long narrow opening

fissure

narrow cleft or slit; usually for passage of blood vessels and nerves

rampant

Growing without check, running wild.

perturb

disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

perturb

throw into great confusion or disorder

perturb

to alter an object's regular path

solace

the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment

solace

give moral or emotional strength to

rampage

violently angry and destructive behavior

burgher

a merchant; a citizen of a medieval town

burgher

a member of the middle class

roil

make liquids murky by stirring up sediment; disturb

roil

be agitated

roil

to disturb or displease

salve

to soothe or heal

salve

an ointment that soothes or heals

turbulent

violently agitated or disturbed

turbulent

violent, stormy

garble

to mix up or distort

garble

(v.) to distort in such a way as to make unintelligible

vagabond

a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support

vagabond

meaningless; pointless

wan

(of light) lacking in intensity or brightness

wan

abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

wan

evening; night; late

snub

ignore or behave coldly toward; to bring something to a stop

foray

a sudden short attack

foray

a sudden raid; an initial attempt, esp. outside one's usual field

foray

a straying path tried for the first time

ruddy

Having a healthy reddish color

shrine

A place of worship that is often dedicated to a sacred object or person

shrine

a container for sacred relics

shrine

enshrine; to preserve or cherish as sacred

shrine

enclose; shut in; close in

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