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infirmity

weakness

cogitation

serious thought

abashed

embarrassed

gander

mature male goose

undertaker

funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials

sexton

caretaker of a church

prevaricate

to lie or deviate from the truth

peroration

conclusion of an oration

porterage

the transportation of burdens by porters

contrive

come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort

desolate

deserted, without inhabitants, barren

vogue

fashion

vagabond

wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community

droll

amusingly odd

batch

a collection of things or persons to be handled together

thoroughfare

a public road from one place to another

impostor

a person using a false identity

profligate

wasteful and immoral

gentility

those of gentle birth; high social class; refinement; quality of being genteel

congenial

friendly

eddy

whirlpool

surmise

infer from incomplete evidence

prominent

noticeable; widely known

empanel

enlist or enroll a jury

indictment

an accusation of wrongdoing

proscribe

prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw

expound

to explain in detail

confide

to tell something in secret

solicitude

a feeling of excessive concern

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