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bedeviled

(of something bad) cause great and continual trouble to; (of a person) torment or harass

ailment

a minor illness

cogitate

think deeply about something; meditate or reflect

junk

discard or abandon unceremoniously

countenance

admit as acceptable or possible

sassy

lively, bold, and full of spirit

offal

refuse or waste material

lard

(usu. be larded with) embellish (talk or writing) with a variety of expressions

tavern

a place where liquors are sold to be consumed on the premises

cobbler

a person who mends shoes as a job

astride

with a leg on each side of; extending across

detour

avoid or bypass (something) by taking such a route

homestead

a house, esp. a farmhouse, and outbuildings

directive

an official or authoritative instruction

sedition

conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch

infanticide

the crime of killing a child within a year of birth

conviction

a firmly held belief or opinion; formal declaration that someone is guilty

wring

squeeze and twist (something) to force liquid from it

sprawl

sit, lie, or fall with one's arms and legs spread out in an ungainly or awkward way

rapt

completely fascinated by what one is seeing or hearing

profuse

abundant, extravagant

brimming

be full to the point of overflowing

gnaw

cause persistent and wearing distress or anxiety

chamomile

white and yellow daisylike flowers

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