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avail

to result in; to be of use or advantage to; to make use of

discourse

a formal, orderly, and extended expression of thought; the verbal exchange of ideas

derive

to receive from a source, to originate

infernal

relating to the dead or hell; devilish

indifference

lack of caring

temperament

an attitude, a manner of behaving

faculty

the ability to act or do

remorselessly

without feelings of distress or guilt

lurid

glowing; harshly shocking, revolting

perpetrate

to bring about, to carry out

quell

to subdue; to crush

rebuke

a reprimand, scolding, punishment

sustenance

means of living, source of nourishment

pervade

to become diffused throughout every part of

singular

uncommon, peculiar

amenable

agreeable, cooperative

verily

truly, with accuracy and confidence

quietude

peace of tranquility

intimate

to hint or suggest obscurely

peremptory

absolute and final; commanding

alchemy

medieval chemical philosophy aimed at trying to change metal into gold, cure all diseases, and lengthen human life

sojourn

visity, stay

apprehension

suspicion or fear of future or unknown evil; the act of perceiving or comprehending; a legal seizure

avenge

to retaliate or take revenge for an injury or crime

efficacy

effectiveness, efficiency

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