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antiquarian

pertaining to ancient times or things of the past

fortnight

a unit of time equal to 14 days

approbation

praise, approval

choleric

easily moved to anger

litigation

law suit, court case

prosecute

indict, put on trial

effigy

image, figurine

exploit

adventure, feat

stealthy

sneaky, furtive

grandeur

opulence, splendor

infatuated

lovesick, enamored

perplexity

confusion, bewilderment

reproach

blame, accusation

pretext

excuse, ruse

dissent

disagreement, discord

averted

deterred, avoided

gesticulated

gestured, motioned

haughty

arrogant

peremptory

commanding, unconditional

irresolute

vacillating, indecisive

dejection

misery, gloom

rueful

remorseful, apologetic

breach

break or crack

tread

footstep

livid

furious, incensed

abet

assist, help

atone

recompense, compensate

morass

mire

tor

peak, crag

pittance

trifle

equivocal

vague, misleading

almoner

church officer who gives out money to the poor

rendezvous

appointment, meeting

incessant

nonstop, ceaseless

reticent

quiet, discreet

incredulity

amazement, disbelief

autocrat

dictator, tyrant

dilapidated

rundown, decrepit

pannikin

small metal cup or pan

tenacity

persistence

localize

confine, limit, focus

atrocious

brutal, vicious

vehemence

forcefulness, fervor

paroxysm

convulsion, spasm

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