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Mr. Vandegrift

fast

(adj/adv) firmly fixed or fastened; fixed firmly in place; secure

propitiate(ory)

(v/adj) to conciliate or please an offended power

indolence(t)

(n/adj) habitual laziness; sloth/lazy, slothful

quay

(n) a wharf or reinforced bank where ships are loaded or unloaded

euchre

(n) a card game

wane

(v) to decrease gradually in size, amount, intensity, or degree; decline

malcontent

(adj) dissatisfied with existing conditions

furtive

(adj) characterized by stealth; surreptitious
expressive of hidden motives or purposes; shifty

perfunctory

(adj) done routinely and wit little interest or care; showing little interest or care

usury

(n) the practice of lending money and charging the borrower interest, especially at an exorbitant or illegally high rate

rake

(n) an immoral or dissolute person; a libertine

poultice

(n) a soft, moist mass of bread, meal, or clay, heated, spread on cloth, and applied to warm, moisten, or stimulate an aching or inflamed part of the body

noblisse oblige

(n) benevolent, honorable behavior considered to be the responsibility of persons of high birth or rank

roughshod

(adj) shod with horseshoes having projecting nails or points to prevent slipping
marked by brutal force

dray

(n) a low, heavy cart without sides, used for haulage

affable

(adj) easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable

piquant

(adj) pleasantly pungent or tart in taste; spicy
(a) appealingly provocative;

inveterate

(adj) firmly and long established; deep-rooted; persisting in an ingrained habit; habitual

dissolute

(adj) lacking moral restraint; indulging in sensual pleasures or vices

schottische

(n) a round dance in 2/4 time

hector

(v) to intimidate or dominate in a blustering way; to behave like a bully; swagger

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