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bindle

a sack or pack of belongings; knapsack; bundle

lumbered

walked heavily and clumsily; stumbling

yammered

complained; whined

juncture

a crossroads or intersection

imperiously

overbearingly; controllingly; like a dictator

morosely

sadly

barley

a type of grain

skeptically

cautiously; doubtful

apprehensive

worried; hesitant

swamper

handiman

contorted

twisted out of shape

derogatory

offensive, negative and disrespectful

receptive

approachable;open; welcoming

derision

disrespect; contempt; dislike; ridicule

scuttled

scurried; walking in fast short steps; scamper

reprehensible

deserving blame or punishment; guilty

cowering

to crouch, as in fear or shame; trembling

bemused

confused; bewildered

aloof

distant; removed

crestfallen

depressed

appraised

judged

brutally

with great force

disarming

charming, tending to get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion

indignation

anger as a result of something unjust;

bewildered

confused; bemused

consoled

comforted; assured

earnestly

honestly; seriously

hovered

stayed in or near one place; lingered

wisps

small strands or pieces

writhed

turned, twisted, wrenched as if in pain or suffering; struggled; wiggled

belligerently

in a hostile, aggressive, or fighting manner

dutifully

in an obedient manner; without protest; respectfully

gingham

a cotton cloth with a checkered pattern

monotonous

sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch; flat; without expression

scornfully

expressing something in a way that shows dislike or disrespect; hateful; contemptuously

sullenly

sadly; in a depressing and gloomy way; morosely

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