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Askance

With a side glance; with a look of mistrust, jealousy, or disapproval.

Balk

To sop short and refuse to go on; to render impossible of accomplishment by some obstacle or hindrance.

Benighted

Involved in intellectual or moral darkness.

Dastardly

Showing despicable cowardice.

Dotage

Weak-mindedness, especially from old age; foolish affection, excessive fondness.

Foray

To ravage in search of spoils.

Harbinger

One who or that which goes before and announces the coming of something.

Lithe

Easily or gracefully bent; pliant.

Quail

To lose courage or heart; to shrink from in fear; to cower.

Qualm

A feeling of doubt, fear or uneasiness; a pang of conscience.

Slough

To cast off; shed; discard as unwanted.

Vouchsafe

To grant or bestow in a gracious or condescending manner; permit.

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