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peregrination

adj. wandering; traveling

serpentine

adj. snakelike in either shape or movement; winding as a snake travels

infrastructure

n. the basic framework of a system; foundation

affront

n. insult; a deliberate act of disrespect

elocution

n. the art of public speaking

disquiet

v. to make uneasy

ominous

adj. threatening; menacing; portending doom

ensue

v. to follow immediately afterward; to result

dejected

adj. depressed; disheartened

artisan

n. a person skilled in a craft

turbid

adj. murky; opaque; unclear

impasse

n. a deadlock; a situation from which there is no escape

gratis

adj. free of charge

teem

v. to swarm; to be inundated; to overrun

junction

n. convergence; linkup; the act or state of being joined together

cavil

v. to quibble; to raise trivial objections

deft

adj. skillful

appalling

adj. causing horror or consternation ; appellate- compell-

conundrum

n. a puzzle or problem without a solution

verge

n. border; brink; edge

demur

v. to object; to take exception

behest

command; order

prurient

adj. having lustful thoughts or desires; causing lust

incumbent

adj. currently holding an office; obligatory

boon

n. a blessing; a benefit

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