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Washburn Vocab

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suit
petition
redress
to provide compensation
puissant
powerful
fawning
showing exaggerated flattery
spurn
kick
cur
a mutt like dog
enfranchisement
the act of being given the right to vote; be a citizen
apprehensive/apprehend
able to apprehend/to arrest for a crime
unassailable
unable to be attacked or defeated
confounded
stunned
prostrate
lying on the ground with face pointed downwards; bowing
vouchsafe
to allow
misgiving
a feeling of doubt or worry about the consequences of something
spoils
goods stolen of taken forcibly from a person or place
rank
gross; status
bayed
cornered like an animal by pursuers
hart
stag
Lethe
death(literally the river of forgetfulness in Hades)
carrion
rotting
censure
to judge
extentuated
minimized
commonwealth
a free state
interred
placed in a grave or a tomb
reverence
a feeling of deep respect or awe
bequeathing
to pass on something to
legacy
an amount of money or property left to someone in a will
inflame
to provoke or intensify strong feelings in someone
rent
a rip or hole
proscription
condemnation to death
corporal
having to do with the human body
levying
to recruit soldiers
covert
secret
disclosed
to make secret information known
wrangle
to dispute
chastisment
a rebuke or strong reprimand
bait
attack
choler/choleric
anger/ irritable or bad tempered
testy
easily irritated; impatient
spleen
bad temper; spite
waspish
readily expressing anger
vaunting
boasting
covetous
showing great desire to possess something that is owned by another
niggard
to supply sparingly
apparition
a ghost or phantom
gallant
brave or heroic
exigent
crucial occasion
peevish
easily irritated by unimportant things
reveler
a person who enjoys themself in a loud way
defiance
rejection
compelled
forced to do something
presage
to foretell
vile
extremely unpleasant
demeanor
spirit
ensign
standard bearer
melancholy
a feeling of pensive sadness; personified by Shakespeare
misconstrued
misinterpreted
entrails
a person or animals internal organs; especially referred to as when exposed
tarry
to stay longer than intended; wait
office
a service or kindness done for another person