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an act of attacking or plundering.
brisk and cheerful readiness.
(of a person or other living thing) lose or lack vitality; grow weak or feeble.
strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way.
a cause of great distress or annoyance.
a series of petitions for use in church services or processions
having, showing, or indicating profound wisdom.
the jaws or throat of a voracious animal.
a lament for the dead, especially one forming part of a funeral rite
a cup-shaped receptacle made of hard material, in which ingredients are crushed or ground, used especially in cooking or pharmacy.
mortar and pestle
an event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a disaster.
(of a person, especially an elderly one) strong and healthy.
an infant that has been abandoned by its parents and is discovered and cared for by others.
put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force.
resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering.
something or someone that one vehemently dislikes.
a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.
the human race; human beings collectively.
a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another.
(of a disease) very virulent or infectious.
having or showing shrewdness and good judgment, especially in money or business matters.
inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.
(in Anglo-Saxon England) a man who held land granted by the king or by a military nobleman, ranking between an ordinary freeman and a hereditary noble.
decrease in vigor, power, or extent; become weaker.
deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.
not having or showing foresight; spendthrift or thoughtless.
looking exhausted and unwell, especially from fatigue, worry, or suffering.
bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy.
perceive or recognize (something).
a public speaker, especially one who is eloquent or skilled.
grind (one's teeth) together, typically as a sign of anger.
a final demand or statement of terms, the rejection of which will result in retaliation or a breakdown in relations.
having great power, influence, or effect.
assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering.
a place regarded as holy because of its associations with a divinity or a sacred person or relic, typically marked by a building or other construction.
given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.
having or showing a wish to do evil to others.
wave or flourish (something, especially a weapon) as a threat or in anger or excitement.
in an initial stage; beginning to happen or develop.
famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed.
having or showing skill in achieving one's ends by deceit or evasion.
a bird's feathers collectively.
an apparatus for making fabric by weaving yarn or thread.
additional to what is required for ordinary use.
the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping.
shaking or quivering slightly.
(of a speech sound) produced in the throat; harsh-sounding.
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