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contrariwise
on the contrary
nowise
in no way; not at all
earldom
realm or dignity of an earl
martyrdom
state of being a martyr
officialdom
those having the authority of officials; officials collectively
cumbersome
full of encumbrances; burdensome
fulsome
offensive because of excessive display or obvious insincerity
lissom
lithesome
meddlesome
intrusive; impertinent; interfering
mettlesome
full of mettle; spirited
noisome
offensive to the sense of smell; full of annoying quality; unwholesome
winsome
full of a winning quality; winning; cheerful; merry
twosome
group of two
hireling
one whose only interest in his or her work is the hire
starveling
one who is thin from lack of food
suckling
child or animal that is nursed
yearling
one who is a year old
changeling
child secretly exchanged for another in infancy
duckling
little duck
foundling
infant found after being deserted by its unknown parents
gosling
young goose
sibling
brother or sister
stripling
lad
anent
about; concerning; in respect to
anon
soon; presently
behest
command order
beholden
bound in gratitude indebted
behoove
be necessary for; be proper for
betimes
early
heath
tract of wasteland
wane
decrease; dwindle
warlock
sorcerer; wizard
warp
threads running lengthwise in the loom, crossed by the woof
wax
grow; increase
withal
with it all; in addition; despite that
woof
threads running from side to side in a woven fabric
yclept
named; called