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benevolent

showing kindness or goodwill

cynical

distrustful of human nature

enmity

extreme ill-will or hatred between enemies

ensconsed

Settled in comfortably or securely

lurched

moved with unsteadiness from side to side

reguarded

thought deeply about someone or something

scullery

A small room for washing andstoring dishes and utensils and doing other kitchen chores

trodden

trampled or stepped on

capered

jumped playfully

disciples

followers of a philosophy or religion

expounded

gave a detailed description

gamboled

leaped or skipped playfully

lowing

mooing like a cow

maltreating

mistreating; treating badly

reproached

criticized or blamed

vivacious

lively and high-spirited

acute

serious; severe

cryptic

puzzling; confusing

implements

tools or instruments

indefatigable

showing no sign of tiring

maxim

saying; proverb

obstinate

stubborn; refusing to change

parasitical

living in or on another organism

resolutions

decisions; goals for the future

alighted

landed or settled after a flight

conferred

discussed something in order to compare opinions; compared views

contemptible

worthy of disrespect and contempt

dung

manure; animal excrement

ignominious

shameful; despicable

impromptu

done or said spontaneously

posthumously

occurring or published after death

prophecy

a vision or foretelling

articulate

eloquent; able to speak

biding

staying; waiting

blithely

cheerfully; without care or concern

disinterred

dug up; exposed something hidden

marshal

gather and organize

pretext

a hidden reason; a made-up excuse

ratified

formally approved

tactics

plans and procedures for forces in battle

grudged

resented; felt ill-will towards

indignation

anger at unfairness

laborious

requiring a lot of work

malignity

with intense hatred or will to harm

rations

fixed amount (food) allocated to a group

reconciled

made peace; ended conflict

repose

a state of rest or inactivity

superintendence

having charge over someone or something

capitulated

gave in to an argument; surrendered

countenance

a face or facial expression

decreed

gave an official order or ruling

gilded

covered with gold; appeared as if covered with gold

pervading

spread throughout

procure

to aquire something

retribution

punishment for wrongdoing; vengeance

seasoned

dried out before use; old

conciliatory

used or meant to make peace

lamentation

expression of grief or sorrow

leagued

joined in a group with common goals

meddle

interfere in someone else's concerns

retinue

followers; entourage

sentinels

guards; watchmen

skulking

moving in a sneaky way

surmounted

overcame great difficulty

complicity

involvement in something illegal or wrong

interment

burial of a dead body

knacker

someone who kills horses for a profit

piebald

multicolored; spotted

poultices

moist substancesm applied to a wound

superannuated

retired; old; useless; out of style

tureen

serving bowl

wafted

floated gently through the air

denounced

criticized sharply

filial

parental; like a parent

frugally

cheaply

invariably

always or almost always

morose

withdrawn; saddened

rheumy

watery

taciturn

reserved; silent by nature

witticism

a witty or clever remark

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