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Debris

n. The remains of anything broken down or destroyed; ruins; rubble: the debris of buldings after an air raid.

Heron

n. any of numerous long-legged, long-necked, usually long-billed birds of the family Ardeidae, including the true herons, egrets, night herons, and bitterns.

Morose

adj. 1. Gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood. 2. Characterized by or expressing gloom

Lumber

v. To walk heavily, to move heavily, clumsily, and often noisily

Contemplate

v. To gaze attentively, observe, to mark out space for observation. To think about intently, study carefully; to plan, to think about seriously.

Imperiously

adv. Supereme power or dominance, the right to supreme power. Dominating in a haughty manner; dicotatoral.

Litter

n. 1. objects strewn or scattered about; scattered rubbish 2. a number of young brought forth by a muliparous animal at one birth

Anguish

n. excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain

Swamper

n. A general assistan or laborer; menial

Graybacks

lice. soldiers in the civil war gave the body louse numerous names, including graybacks.

liniment

n. a liquid or semiliquid preparation for rubbing on or applying to the skin, as for sprains or bruises, usually soothing or counterirritating. A medicinal fluid rubbed into the skin to soothe pain or relieve stiffness.

Relish

n. 1. liking or enjoyment of the taste of something. 2. pleasurable appreciation of anything; liking

Mollify

v. to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease

pugnacious

adj. inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative

gingerly

adv. with great care or caution; warily. adj. catuious, careful, or wary

scrappy

adj. fond of fighting, arguing, or copeting. Quarrelsome; contentious. Full of fighting spirit.

derogatory

adj. tending to lessen the merit or reputation or a person or thing; disparaging; depreciatory: a derogatory remark

flounce

v. to go with impatient or impetuous, exaggerated movements

bridle

to draw up the head and draw in the chin, as in disdain or resentmen. To show anger or resentment; take offense.

disengage

v. to realease from attachment or connection; loosen; unfasten

complacent

adj. pleased, esp. with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied

Muse

v. to consider carefully; ponder; meditate

derision

n. scornful or contemptuous ridicule; an object of ridicule

Euchre

n. A card game

Deliberate

adj. carefully weighed or consdiered; studied; intentional v. to weigh in the mind; consdier

Reprehensible

adj. deserving of reproof, rebuke, or censure; blameworthy

Bemuse

to bewilder or confuse (someone).

Welter

n. a welterweight boxer or wrestler

wry

adj. 1. bitterly or disdainfully ironic or amusing 2. Produced by a distrotion or lopsidedness of the facial features

Aloof

adj. at a distance, esp. in feeling or interest; apart

Meager

adj. deficient in quanitity or quality; lacking fullness or richness; scanty; inadequate

Disarming

removing or capable of removing hostility, suspicion, etc., as by being charming

appraise

v. to estimate the monetary value of; determine the worth of; assess

Crestfallen

adj. dejected; dispirited; discouraged, sad, low, blue

talon

n. 1. a claw esp. of a bird of prey 2. The cards left over after the deal

console

v. to allevieate or lessen the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of; give solace or comfort

dusky

adj. somewaht dark in color, or having dark skin

scudded

v. to move or run swiftly, especially as if driven forward

gingham

a yarn-dried, plain-weave cotton fabric, usually striped or checked

scornful

adj. full of scorn; derisive; contemptuous

retort

v. to reply to, usually in a sharp or retaliatory way; reply in kind to

belligerent

adj. warlike; given to wagin war

jar

v. to vibrate or shake

Mottled

adj. spotted or blotched in coloring

ominous

adj. portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious

Plaintative

adj. expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournful

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