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amble

v. to go at a slow, easy pace; stroll; saunter; n. a slow, easy walk or gentle pace

beneficence

n. The state or quality of being kind, charitable, or beneficial; a charitable act or gift

brawl

n. a noisy quarrel, a bubbling or roaring noise; v. to quarrel angrily and noisily, to make a bubbling or roaring noise

broach

n. a spit for roasting meat; a brooch; v. to mention or suggest for the first time; to tap or pierce; to draw (beer, liquor, etc.)

canker

n. a gangrenous sore (esp. in the mouth); a defined area of diseased tissue; something that corrodes, destructs, or irritates; v. to infect with canker, to corrupt, or destroy slowly

chaos

n. a state of utter confusion or disorder; any confused, disorderly mass

collier

n. a ship for carrying coal; a coal miner

consent

v. to permit, approve, or agree; n. permission, approval, or agreement; agreement in sentiment, opinion

courtier

n. a person who seeks favor by flattery, charm, etc.; an attendant at a sovereign's court

discrete

adj. apart or detached from others; consisting of or characterized by distinct or individual parts

esteem

n. favorable opinion or judgment; respect or regard; v.to regard as, consider; to regard with respect; prize

fray

n. a fight or skirmish; a noisy brawl; a competition (esp. sports); v. to ravel out (as cloth); to wear by rubbing; to frighten or fight

gall

n. something bitter or severe; something very vexing or irritating; Outrageous insolence; v. to be or become chafed

giddy

adj. affected with or causing dizziness; frivolous and lighthearted; impulsive

heretic

n. a professed believer who maintains religious opinions contrary to those accepted by his or her church; anyone who does not conform to an established attitude

importune

v. to make improper advances toward (a person); to beg for (something) urgently or persistently

lusty

adj. full of or characterized by healthy vigor; merry, joyous; lecherous

mar

v. to disfigure, deface, or scar; impair or spoil

masque

n. a masquerade; masked ball, revel; a form of entertainment in England in the 16th and 17th centuries, consisting of pantomime and dancing

nuptial

adj. of or pertaining to marriage

partisan

n. an adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, or cause; a member of a party of troops engaged in harassing an enemy (military); adj. pertaining to either of the above; a shafted weapon from the 16th and 17th centuries with a long spear blade

portentous

adj. ominously significant or indicative; marvelous, amazing; marked by pompousness

profane

adj. common or vulgar; unholy, heathen; characterized by irreverence or contempt for sacred principles; v. to employ basely or unworthily

prolixity

n. long-windedness, an excess of words

propagate

v. to reproduce; to cause to increase in number or amount; to make widely known, publicize

scant

adj. barely sufficient in amount or quantity; v. to give an inadequate portion to; to limit; to treat neglectfully

tithe

n. any tax or the like; the tenth part of agricultural produce or personal income set apart as an offering to God; a tenth or any indefinitely small part of anything; v. to pay or exact a tithe

transgression

n. violation of a law, command, etc., sin; the exceeding of due bounds or limits

vanity

n. excessive pride in one's appearance, achievements, etc.; something worthless, trivial, or pointless; a bathroom cabinet that encloses a basin

visage

n. the face, usually with reference to shape, expression, etc.; aspect

wield

v. to exercise power, authority, etc.; handle or employ actively, esp. a weapon;

woe

n. grievous distress, affliction, or trouble

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