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prattle

to talk continuously about something foolish

eunuch

castrated man

prodigal

wastefully extravagant

prudent

sagacious

assail

to assault

accost

to confront boldly

flax

fiber from the flax plant

distaff

staff with a cleft end

caper

to leap sprightly/a playful leap

gait

manner of walking

discourse

conversation

lenten

suitable for Lent

resolute

firmly resolved

syllogism

deductive reasoning

motley

exhibiting diversity of elements

lechery

excessive indulgence of sexual desire

malice

desire to harm

usurp

to seize and hold

saucy

boldly smart

mollification

act of softening in temper

nonpareil

having no equal

divulge

to reveal

stealth

slyness

wanton

promiscuous/promiscuous person

vouchsafe

to grant

upbraid

to find fault

balk

to stop at an obstacle and refuse to proceed

laudable

worthy of praise

gall

impudence/to irritate

pedant

person who overemphasizes

chide

to express disapproval

incredulous

skeptical

penance

punishment for sin

reprove

to prove again

sepulcher

grave, tomb

entreat

to ask earnestly

venerable

commanding respect

paltry

utterly worthless

dally

to waste time...also sexually

loath

unwilling

commodity

article of trade

valiant

boldly courageous

mettle

fortitude

perdition

damnation

malignancy

quality of wanting to cause harm

recompense

to repay

churlish

rude

dulcet

melodious

consanguineous

blood-related

gull

to deceive

epistle

a letter

pang

sudden feeling of distress

unstaid

fixed, permanent/fickle

skittish

shy to start or too lively

melancholy

gloomy state of mind

demure

characterized by shyness and modesty

estimable

deserving respect

waxen

looking waxy due to illness

mellifluous

smoothly flowing

contempt

state of being despised

indignation

strong displeasure at something unjust

sovereign

king, queen, group with authority

haste

urgent swiftness

scruple

very small portion

niggardly

reluctant to give or spend

overweening

overconfident

shackles

fetter

prerogative

exclusive privilege

amend

to change for the better

manifest

readily perceived by the eye, evident

dowry

money that a wife brings to her husband at marriage

ruffian

bully

Lethe

a river that causes forgetfulness

dissemble

to conceal the truth

curate

a clergyman of a parish

wrangle

to argue

covetousness

greed

fulsome

offensive to good taste

inauspicious

unfavorable

jocund

cheerful

cleft

split

cohere

to stick together

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