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Esteem

to regard highly or favorably; regard with respect or admiration: I esteem him for his honesty.

Siege

the act or process of surrounding and attacking a fortified place in such a way as to isolate it from help and supplies, for the purpose of lessening the resistance of the defenders and thereby making capture possible.

Peril

exposure to injury, loss, or destruction; grave risk; jeopardy; danger: They faced the peril of falling rocks.

Insolent

boldly rude or disrespectful

Demean

to lower in dignity, honor or standing

Cavern

a cave, especially that is large and mostly underground

Quarry

an excavation or pit, usually open to the air from which

Enchain

to bind in or as in chain or chains, restrain.

Discourse

Communication of thought by words

Pliant

bending readily, flexible

Beguiled

to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.

Pitiful

evoking or deserving contempt by smallness, poor quality

Frankness

plainness of speech

valiant

boldly courageous

Subdued

quilt, inhibited

Implicit

Implied, rather than expressly stated

Insurmountable

incapable of being passed over or overcome

Solemn

grave, sober, or mirthless, as a person, the face, speech, tone, or mood.

Juncture

a serious state of affairs.

Summon

to call upon to do something specific.

Culprit

one accused or charged with a crime.

Incense

the perfume or smoke arising from a substance when burned.

Intemperance

excessive or immoderate indulgence in alcoholic beverages.

Eloquence

the practice or art of using language with fluency and aptness.

Conjuration

The act of calling on or involving a sacred name.

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