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gaunt

excessively thin or angular; learn

benevolent

suggestive good will; kind

hoisted

raised into position; lifted

resolution

the act of being determined; the act of dealing with a situation confidently; having courage

desperately

hopelessly; despondently

ineffectual

not producing the proper or usual effect; futile

immune

not susceptible; marked by protection

elegance

a refined gracefulness; a richness of style or design

taut

tightly drawn; not slack

commenced

began; initiated; started

myriad

innumerable; countless; multitudinous

annulled

obliterated;neutralized

imperceptible

not known by a sense or by the mind; extremely slight; gradual

scythe

a hand-held mowing implement with a long, curving blade fastened at an angle to a long handle

rapier

a straight, two-edged sword with a narrow, pointed blade

treachery

the state of being faithless or disloyal; treason; perfidy

surge

a sudden jerk or strain

coagulated

clotted; thickened into a mass

teetered

moved unsteadily; wobbled

conscientiously

meticulously; carefully

improvise

to make, invent, or arrange out of what is at hand

ptomaine

food poisoning caused by bacteria or bacterial products

humiliates

reduces to a lower position in one's own or other's eyes; mortifies; shames

pilgrimage

a journey to shrine or sacred place

furled

wrapped or rolled (as a sail or flag) close to or around something

burnished

polished; lustrous; glossy

convulsively

fitfully; spasmodically;agitatedly

sustenance

food; nourishment

perils

risks; dangers

devise

invent; plan; plot

ceding

yielding; granting; giving

grudgingly

unwillingly; reluctantly

interminable

ceaseless; seemingly endless

splice

to join; unite

dispersed

scattered; vanished

malignancy

malice; ill will; desire to cause harm or injury

mutilated

cut up or radically altered; maimed; destroyed

carcass

a dead body; a corpse

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