Fred & Bona Personal List

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brigades

n. large body of troops

brooch

n. A relatively large decorative pin or clasp

dais

n. a raised platform, as at the front of a room, for a lectern, throne, seats of honor, etc.

derisively

adj. jeering; contemptuous; mocking

esplanade

n An open stretch of sidewalk/pavement or grass, usually next to a body of water.

lassitude

n. weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc.

loincloths

n. a piece of cloth worn around the hips

portal

n. A large, impressive gate or entrance to a building

provocation

n something that incites, instigates, angers, or irritates

pyre

n. a large pile of wood on which a dead body is placed and burned in a funeral ceremony

sieve

n. an instrument with a meshed or perforated bottom, used for separating coarse from fine parts of loose matter, for straining liquids, etc.

submission

n. the act of giving over or yielding to the power or authority of another

sweatshop

n. a shop employing workers at low wages, for long hours, and under poor conditions.

taut

adj. tightly drawn; tense; not slack

transgression

n. violation of a law, command, etc.; sin

tunic

n. a gownlike outer garment, with or without sleeves and sometimes belted

upturned

adj. turned or directed upward; turned over; upside down

vice

n. an immoral or evil habit or practice

vindicate

v. to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like

vocations

n. a particular occupation, business, or profession; calling

whim

n. an odd or capricious notion or desire; a sudden or freakish fancy

admonition

n. counsel, advice, or caution.

ambling

v. to go at a slow, easy pace; stroll; saunter

avaricious

adj. characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous.

bureau

n. a division of a government department or an independent administrative unit.

capering

v. to leap or skip about in a sprightly manner; prance; frisk; gambol.

cobbles

n. a cobblestone.

comrade

n. a person who shares in one's activities, occupation, etc.; companion, associate, or friend.

contrite

adj. caused by or showing sincere remorse.

dire

adj. causing or involving great fear or suffering; dreadful; terrible

dirge

n. a funeral song or tune, or one expressing mourning in commemoration of the dead.

en route

n. on the way

exasperate

v. to irritate or provoke to a high degree; annoy extremely

exertion

n. vigorous action or effort

fidelity

n. strict observance of promises, duties, etc.

footpad

n. a highwayman or robber who goes on foot

gambol

v. to skip about, as in dancing or playing; frolic.

hobnob

n. to associate on very friendly terms (usually fol. by with)

industriously

adv. working energetically and devotedly; hard-working; diligent

ingenuity

n. the quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful; inventiveness

intimacy

n. a close, familiar, and usually affectionate or loving personal relationship with another person or group.

lowliness

adj. humble in station, condition, or nature

martyr

n. a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounce his or her religion.

potentate

n. a person who possesses great power, as a sovereign, monarch, or ruler.

quell

v. to suppress; put an end to; extinguish

repentance

n. regret for any past action

sublime

adj. elevated or lofty in thought, language, etc

tenement

n. an apartment or room that is rented

therein

adv. in or into that place or thing.

unquench

v. to slake, satisfy, or allay

valiantly

adv. boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted:

vicinity

n. the area or region near or about a place

wailful

adj. mournful; plaintive

accommodate

v. to do a kindness or a favor to

bashfully

adv. uncomfortably diffident and easily embarrassed; shy; timid

buxom

adj. (of a woman) healthy, plump, cheerful, and lively

condescend

v. to behave as if one is conscious of descending from a superior position, rank, or dignity

consent

n. to permit, approve, or agree

crimson

adj. deep purplish-red

disposition

n. state of mind regarding something

dowry

n. the money, goods, or estate that a wife brings to her husband at marriage

expounding

v. to set forth or state in detail

foremost

adj. first in place, order, rank, etc.

hearth

n. the floor of a fireplace, usually of stone, brick, etc., often extending a short distance into a room

kin

n. a person's relatives collectively

kith

n. acquaintances, friends, neighbors, or the like

matrimony

n. marriage

mercenary

adj. working merely for money or other reward

platter

n. A large shallow dish or plate, used especially for serving food

sedately

adj. calm, quiet, or composed; undisturbed by passion or excitement

substantial

adj. of ample or considerable amount, quantity, size, etc.; wealthy or influential

avidity

n. eagerness; greediness

clammy

adj. covered with a cold, sticky moisture; cold and damp

cognizance

n. awareness, realization, or knowledge; notice; perception

condemned

v. to pronounce to be guilty; sentence to punishment

delirious

adj. Marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; ecstatic

downcast

adj. Low in spirits; depressed

endeavors

v. to exert oneself to do or effect something; make an effort

inquiries

n. a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge

environed

v. to form a circle or ring round; surround; envelop

enwrapped

v. to wrap or envelop in something

fiendish

adj. diabolically cruel and wicked

flog

v. to beat with a whip, stick, etc., esp. as punishment

fortnight

n. two weeks

imperceptible

adj. very slight, gradual, or subtle

inanition

n. exhaustion from lack of nourishment; starvation

ingenuity

n. the quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful

inn

n. a commercial establishment that provides lodging, food, etc., for the public, esp. travelers

inquisitorial

adj. of or pertaining to any harsh, difficult, or prolonged questioning

landlord

n. a person or organization that owns and leases apartments to others

masonry

n. the craft or occupation of one who builds or works with stone or brick

meekness

adj. humbly patient or docile, as under provocation from others

mirth

n. gaiety or jollity, esp. when accompanied by laughter

monkish

adj. resembling a monk

monstrosities

n. a monster or something monstrous

obstruction

n. something that blocks something

pertinacity

n. persistence

prostrate

v. to cast (oneself) face down on the ground in humility, submission, or adoration

riotous

adj. boisterous or uproarious; hilariously funny

rubles

n. a silver or copper-alloy coin and monetary unit of Russia

samovar

n. a metal urn, used esp. by Russians for heating water for making tea

scimitar

n. A curved Asian sword with the edge on the convex side

spectres

n. some object or source of terror or dread

stooped

v. to bend the head and shoulders, or the body generally, forward and downward from an erect position

sulphurous

adj. Fiery; hellish

surcingle

n. a belt or girth that passes around the belly of a horse and over the blanket, pack, saddle, etc.

swooned

v. to faint; lose consciousness

thronging

v. to assemble, collect, or go in large numbers; crowd

troika

n. a Russian carriage, wagon, or sleigh drawn by a team of three horses abreast

unjustly

adj. lacking in justice or fairness

Filleted

v. to bind or adorn with a narrow strip of ribbon or similar material, often worn as a headband

Incense

n. an aromatic gum or other substance producing a sweet odor when burned, used in religious ceremonies, to enhance a mood, etc

Litanies

n. a ceremonial or liturgical form of prayer consisting of a series of invocations or supplications with responses that are the same for a number in succession.

Venerable

adj. commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity;

Boon

n. something to be thankful for; blessing; benefit.

Spurned

v. to reject with disdain; scorn

Besiege

v. to crowd or crowd in on

Buffeted

v. a blow, as with the hand or fist.

blight

v. to cause to wither or decay; blast

travail

n. painfully difficult or burdensome work; toil

Divinity

n. deity; godhood

Prompting

v. done, performed, delivered

Succor

n. help, relieve, aid

Rede

v. advise, counsel, explain

Laurels

n. A small European tree

Yore

n. time past; long time ago

Avail

v. to be of use or value

Sluggard

n. a person who is habitually lazy

Tarrying

v. to remain in place

extirpate

v. to remove or destroy completely

Inveterate

adj. settled or confirmed in a habit, practice, feeling, or the like

Expiation

n. the means by which atonement or reparation is made

Miscreant

adj. depraved, villainous, or base

Sovereign

n. a monarch; a king, queen, or other supreme ruler

knaves

n. an unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest person

Suborned

v. to bribe or induce (someone) unlawfully or secretly to perform some misdeed or to commit a crime

Slew

v. to kill by violence

Hither

adv. to or toward the place

penance

n. a punishment undergone in token of penitence for sin

woes

n. grievous distress, affliction, or trouble

targe

n. small round shield; target

levin

n. lightning

Snooded

to bind or confine (the hair) with a band

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