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avouch

give testimony to ; affirm

impressment

forced service into armed forces

portentous

ominous; causing dread

harbingers

messengers

obsequious

weak

jocund

joyful

hunsbandry

skill in money managemenet

cerements

funeral clothing; sheets

waxes

grows

ambiguous

having two or more meanings; unclear

libertine

person who is sexually promiscuous

malediction

curse

arras

curtain or wall hanging

consumation

completion

cicatrice

a scar

oblivion

nothingness; a condition of being forgotten

superfluous

excessive; unnecessary

augury

an omen; a sign

diligence

hard work

vouchsafe

to condescend to give; to grant

assay

challenge; threat

paragon

model of perfection

quintessence

finest or purest form of

calumny

slander

hobby horse

woman of ill repute; prostitute

choler

anger

apoplexy

stroke; severe bleeding

gambol

leap wildly; frolic

softly

gently; respectfully

hugger-mugger

secret

cozenage

deception

poniards

daggers

perdition

damnation; great loss

germane

relevant

palpable

clear; easily perceived by the senses

aesthetic

having to do with the appreciation of beauty

amenable

responsible; agreeable

ample

a large amount of

assiduous

hard working

astute

shrewd; clever

auspicious

favorable

benign

kind and gentle

brusque

rudely abrupt

cartographer

one who makes maps

cogent

convinvingly reasonable

cohesive

logically sticking together

conflagration

widespread fire

copious

plentiful; having a large quantity

cryptic

difficult to understand

decorous

proper; marked by good taste

deleterious

injurious; having a harmful effect

didactic

intending to teach

dilatory

habitually late

dilettante

one with an amateurish or superficial understanding

disingenuous

not straighforward; tricky; crafty

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