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Reardon/Welch/Salvo

atone

(v) - to make up for

bondage

(n.) slavery; any state of being bound or held down

credible

(adj.) - believable

defray

(v.) - to pay for

diligent

(adj.) - hardworking, or industrious, not lazy

doleful

(adj.) - sad; dreary

ghastly

(adj.) - frightful, horrible; deathly pale

hamper

(v.) - to hold back

hew

(v.) - to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to

impoverished

(adj.) - poor, in a state of poverty; depleted

incessant

(adj.) - never stopping, going on all the time

intricate

(adj.) - complicated; difficult to understand

lucid

(adj.) - easy to understand, clear; rational, sane

posthumous

(adj.)- occurring or published after death

prim

(adj.) - overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish

sardonic

(adj.) - grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic

superfluous

(adj.) - exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess

supplant

(v.) - to take the place of, supersede

taunt

(v.) - to jeer at, mock; (n.) an insulting or mocking remark

tenacious

(adj.) - holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent

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