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ponder

to think deeply; to consider carefully

quaint

attractive or pleasant in an odd or old fashioned way

lore

learning, knowledge, especially of a traditional nature. a particular body of tradition

entreat

to request earnestly; to implore, beg

stately

dignified, majestic

yore

a former period of time in ones life "days of yore"

mien

a persons presence, apperance

decorum

appropriate behavior, good manners,

countenance

appearance, usually of somebody or somethings face

ghastly

horrifying, dreadful, pale, dim, ghoulish, ugly

ominous

threatning

placid

peaceful

gaunt

thin in a sickly way

fiend

devil, demon

pallid

very pale

implore

entreat;beg

vainly

without result

dirge

somber song expressing mourning, funeral song

quaff

to drink heartily

respite

to rest, a pausing from doing something

craven

coward

seraphim

angels

nepenthe

a potion to cause forgetfulness

balm in gilead

soothing ointment made in Gilead

Aidenn

Eden/paradise

obeisance

a position showing deference like a bow or curtsy

surcease

a stopping

vainly

without result/obsessed with good looks

pluto

roman name for Hades

pernicious

causing insidious harm or ruin, ruinous, deadly, fatal

despicable

deserving to be despised, contemptible, antonyms: worthy, loving

tantalize

to torment with, or as if with, the sight of something desired but out of reach, to tease by arousing expectations that are repeatedly disappointed

sterling

throughly excellent, honorable, highest quality

caustic

capable of burning, corroding, or destroying live tissue

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