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dialect

regional way of speaking

attenuate

to make thin or slender

base

low or inferior in quality or position

odious

evoking intense dislike

stile

steps or bars for people to climb over a fence

barlow knife

a large pocket knife with a single blade

tallow

hard fat rendered from sheep or cattle used to make soap, candles, and lubricants

corn pone

cornbread often made without milk or eggs and baked or fried (Southern)

comport

to behave in a manner that is right

glacis

a gentle slope; an incline before a fortress

delerium tremens

state of confusion with agitation and hallucinations
examples: alcohol

nigh

near in space or time

pathos

a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others

towhead

a low, tree-covered sandbar or island on a river

impudent

rude; disrespectful

row

an angry dispute; argument

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