wuthering heights words

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soliloquised

to speak one's thoughts aloud

peevish

easily irritated or annoyed

advent

arrival

gaunt

very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

alms

donations

jutting

to stick out

grotesque

absurd; distorted

griffins

mythical beasts with the head and wings of an eagle and bodies of a lion

surly

angry, rude, bad-tempered

penetralium

innermost part of the building

cullenders

bowl-shaped strainer

pewter

a tin and lead mixture

tankards

a drinking cup with one handle

gaudy

flashy; showy

squealing

having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge

countenance

the appearance conveyed by a person's face

stalwart

strong and sturdy; brave; resolute

gaiter

legging consisting of a cloth or leather covering for the leg from the knee to the ankle

squire

servant to a knight, rank reached at age 14

slovenly

negligent of neatness especially in dress and person

amiss

in an imperfect or faulty way

morose

gloomy

impertinent

insolent; rude; not pertinent

actuate

to put into motion or action

decamp

leave suddenly

disposition

a person's usual mood; temperament

guttural

pertaining to the throat

stride

a step in walking or running

intimation

a hint, indirect suggestion, clue, inkling

ruffianly

violent and lawless, brutal

grim

shockingly repellent

physiognomy

facial features

fiends

Wicked people; devils; demons

vexatious

annoying

hearth

fireplace

tempest

a violent wind

yelp

a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)

dame

informal terms for a (young) woman

brood

a family of young animals

signet

seal

flurried

to become agitated and confused

prudent

wise, careful, cautious

straggling

spreading out carelessly (as if wandering) in different directions

churlish

rude and boorish

amiable

friendly

evinced

displayed

sagacity

wisdom

scowl

a facial expression of dislike or displeasure

diabolical

extremely evil or cruel

sneer

a facial expression of contempt or scorn

intimate

imply as a possibility

surmise

infer from incomplete evidence

reprobate

a person who lacks morals

ensconcing

settling comfortably
"Take the road you came," she answered, ________ herself in a chair with a candle and the long book open before her;

wretch

a miserable or unhappy person

guffaw

laugh boisterously

copestone

a final touch

vehemence

intensity or forcefulness of expression

condoled

express sympathy for somone

predicament

difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma

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