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19 terms by hchollis

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pitiless

showing no sorrow or regret for another's suffering or troubles

submission

the act of submitting, the act of submitting; usually surrending to power

indomitable

unconquerable, refusing to yield

eddies

little swirls of water, a current of air or water running against the main current or in a circle

fortress

a building with strong walls to defend against attack; a fort

assult

any delierate attempt or threat to inflict bodily injury upon another person and with apparent ability to do so

helter-skelter

disorderly; confused (p. 15)

cavernous

like a large cave in size or darkness

leastways

at least, if nothing else ('leastwise' is informal and 'leastways' is colloquial)

emerging

coming into existence

disarray

untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)

perilous

(adj.) dangerous

illiterate

a person unable to read

constable

a police officer of the lowest rank

barbarian

a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

cahoots

partnership

rouse

cause to become awake or conscious

gallows

instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which condemned persons are executed by hanging

cantering

riding at a gait between a trot and a gallop

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