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artisans (n.)

a worker in a skilled trade, a crafts person

suppliant (n.)

a humble petitioner to an authoritative figure

fathom (adj.)

a measure of length equal to 6 feet

libation (n.)

a liquid poured out and drunk in honor of the gods

ambrosia (n.)

food and drinks of the gods, similar to nectar, very pleasing to the senses

sumptuous (adj.)

extremely costly, rich, luxurious, magnificent

potent (adj.)

having great influence, power, or effect

intrigue (n.)

a secret scheme to trick or fool

malinger (v.)

to pretend or exaggerate incapacity or illness as to avoid duty or work

haggard (adj.)

looking exhausted or unwell esp. from worrying or suffering

sere (adj.)

being dried and withered

supplication (n.)

the act of making a humble request

desolate (adj.)

disconsolate, sorrowful through separation/neglect; bleak, dismal

moldering (v.)

crumbling into particles; decay, disintegrate

invoked (v.)

to summon a spirit or a god

pyre (n.)

a pile of a combustible material used for the ritual burning of a body

wraith (n.)

an apparition of a dead person; a phantom or ghost

array (n.)

arrangement in line or ranks; procession

august (adj.)

impressing the emotion or imagination as magnificent; respected, impressive

lineage (n.)

descent from an ancestor; ancestry, pedigree

magnanimous (adj.)

very generous or forgiving esp. towards a rival or someone less powerful than oneself

bastions

a rock fortification

cortege (n.)

a solemn procession esp. for a funeral

exploits (n.)

an exciting action; adventurous, heroic

ignominious (adj.)

shameful, disgraceful, humiliation

abyss (n.)

a bottomless chasm; unfathomable

riven (v.)

(rive) to tear apart

angler (n.)

a person who fishes with a rod and line

brimstone (n.)

sulfur for burning

vortex (n.)

a whirl or swirling mass of water; a strong eddy or whirlpool

levies (n.)

the action of collecting a tax; taxation

ardent (adj.)

intently eager, zealous, passionate

fallow (adj.)

a plowed field left uncropped in order to regain the nutrients

convoy (n.)

a party of sips escorting unharmed vessels for protection

hale (adj.)

safe, healthy, unhurt

comply (v.)

to conform or adapt as required or requested

trove (n.)

a valuable find or source of treasure

salutations (n.)

an expression of greeting or good will bu gesture or sound

tactician (n.)

one employing available means to accomplish an end

ignoble (adj.)

baseness (unrefined, no social manner); lawness

hallowed

holy or sacred

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