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domestic

having to do with family

drudge

hard worker

compassion

pity

singular

strange

abutting

bordering on

literally

really

wainscot

to line a room or wall with a fabric of wood paneling

countinghouse

a place in which a business carries out its clearical and financial functions

attain

to arrive at through effort

incompatible

conflicting

pantomime

a drama performed solely with actions and gestures

fancy

imagination creativeness

emulation

the imitation of another with the idea of equaling or going beyond

humiliation

disgrace or shame

desolate

deserted, forlorn, lonely

encamped

to share living accommodations temporarily

apparition

a strange sight

embellishment

ornamentation

exclusive

not shared with another person

counsel

advice

confectioner

a person who makes or sells sweet food

currant

a seedless raisin

resort

to go often

inscription

a short message written on or carved into a hard surface

resources

available money or poverty

ineffectual

not producing a desired result

anticipate

to use in advance, as an allowance of money or a legacy

lounge

to spend time idly

vagabond

a wanderer

exquisitely

intenesely

expeditious

fast and efficient

reconcile

to accept or agree to something

remonstrated

to protest

insolvent

not able to pay debts

borough

1. a self-governing town 2. a unit of a larger city

excruciating

intense

dexterity

skill cleverness

solitary

alone

oppression

something that weighs heavily on the mind, body, or senses

accommodate

to settle differences; reconcile

allusion

an indirect but meaningful reference

remote

distant; slight

impart

1. to give 2. to make known

endure

1. to last 2. to tolerate

tithe

1. a tax or contribution 2. one tenth or an small amount

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