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docile
easily trained, obedient, easily handled or managed
languished
droop with longing, with love or grief
appease
put an end to by satisfying an appetite or desire
implicit
implicit faith, being without doubt or reserve
beckon
beckoning irresistibly, summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture
plaintive
whined plaintively, expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy
bland
bland confidence, mild; tasteless; dull
implication
digesting the implication, something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)
recumbent
recumbent white form, in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting
embolden
emboldened to approach, to encourage one to be bold or to have courage
skirmish
2 or 3 well executed skirmishes, a minor fight or battle
doughty
The doughty young Labrador.
brave; valiant
indomitable
The indomitable Siamese cat.
incapable of being conquered
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concession
timber concessions; right to operate in a certain area or develop a certain product
marten
small animal, similar to a weasel, with a slender body, soft fur and a bushy tail
austerely
He was a tall, austerely pleasant man of about forty.
stern and cold in appearance or manner
sinew
A magnificent specimen of compact sinew and muscle.
A cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment.
contrition
deep regret, deep regret for doing something wrong
bellow
make a loud noise, as of animal
stealthily
in a secretive or sneaky manner
reproof
an act or expression of criticism and censure
scoundrel
a wicked or evil person
sybaritic
characterized by or loving luxury or sensuous pleasures
trellis
latticework used to support climbing plants
cupboard
a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
sedately
in a composed, dignified manner; calmly
hearth
an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
province
a division of a country or an empire
reciprocal
The house rented to the reciprocal visiting professor. mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting
appalled
The appalled silence.
filled with dismay, fear, dread, horrified or shocked
astonishment
He recognized with astonishment.
Great surprise or amazement
incessant
The incessant goatlike bleating and yowling.
never stopping, going on all the time
bleating
the wavering cry made by a sheep, goat, or calf
yowling
a loud animal cry
pining
The dog never stopped pining for his own home.
to yearn for deeply; suffer with longing; long painfully
blissful
bull terrier slept in blissful, warm content.
very happy; joyful
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solitary
He cooked and ate his solitary breakfast.
being alone; lacking the company of others
contented
They looked contented enough.
satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
consoled
She consoled herself.
made less sad; comforted
queerest
Is'it that the most queerest thing.
most unusual
flagging
Old dog was flagging.
weak from exhaustion
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ravenous
He was ravenous.
devouring or craving food in great quantities
gullet
The feathers stuck in his gullet and he retched them out.
the throat; the passage between the pharynx and the stomach,
retched
The feathers stuck in his gullet and he retched them out.
to vomit, threw up, puked.
affectionately
He was affectionately patted on the nose.
tenderly, lovingly
heredity
the passing of traits from parents to offspring
abhorrent
Any killing was abhorrent to him.
discusting; utterly opposed; loathsome; repugnant; odious; abominable
vermilion
a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge
derelict
They passed derelict buildings.
deserted or abandoned as by an owner
Tottering
He walked very close to his tottering old friend.

unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age
whirr
Flew with a sudden whirr into the trees.
(v.) a continuous fluttering or vibratory soundmade by some rapid motion
rut
ditch, a long deep track made by the repeated passage of wheeled vehicles
bension
...Their brown brittleness light as a bension as they drifted
(n) A blessing or benediction
unheeding
The unheeding white form.
marked by or paying little attention
shrew
A shrew ran halfway across, paused and ran back.
small mouselike mammal with a long snout
facile
He sniffed around, wrinkling his facile nose at an unfamiliar smell.
done or achieved with little effort or difficulty; easy; arrived at without due care, effort, or examination; superficial
valiant
Valiant baring of his teeth.
possessing or acting with bravery or boldness
veiled
His eyes veiled and unseeing.
concealed or disguised
partridge
Dragging a large dead partridge, was the cat.
valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada
devilry
Hissing and spitting in murderous devilry.
wicked and cruel behavior
banshee
The cat uttered another banshee scream.
in Celtic mythology, a female spirit who presages a death by wailing
ineffectual
Making ineffectual brushing movements with his paws.
not sufficient to produce a desired result
bewildered
Bewildered by the tactics of this terrible small animal.
completely confused; puzzled
aprehension
suspicion or fear of future or unknown evil; the act of perceiving or comprehending;
bravado
There was a last growl of desperate bravado.
a show of false bravery or confidence
sauntered
Sauntered slowly dow the track.
To walk at a leisurely pace; stroll
convulsive
Raised shoulders and forelegs with a convulsie effort.
involuntary jerky muscular contractions
grotesque
He looked like some grotesque harlequin.
in a strange or distorted way, strange, ugly, bizarre
succulent
juicy
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forage
hunt or search for food
ambling
an unhurried, leisurely walk
immersion
the act of wetting something by submerging it
reed
tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems.
grebe
small compact-bodied almost completely aquatic bird that builds floating nests
squelch
walk through mud or mire
cantering
Moving at a brisk pace that is slower than a gallop
Ojibway
a member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake Superior
chaff
material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
ingratiatingly
to please someone by acting subservient
rebuked
to express sharp, stern disapproval of
paroxysms
It sent the indians into paroxysms of laughter.
sudden outburst of emotion or action
mirth
The boys rolled on the ground in aboandonment of mirth.
gladness and merriment usually accompanied by laughter
derison
He heard the faint note of derision in some of the Indian's voices.
ridicule or mockery
cattail
tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leaves
plaintive
sad
imperative
urgent necessary
impassively
in a way that shows no emotion or feeling
immortal
living forever; indestructible, not subject to death
omen
an event or sign that is believed to indicate the future
succored
assistance in a time of distress
succor
dogs in need of succor, help in a difficult situation
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amiable
agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
aloof
reserved, distant, (adj.) Withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually as a matter of choice)
lodestone
a rock that is a natural magnet found in the Earth
nomadic
wandering, moving about from place to place,
(of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently
fettle
a state of fitness and good health
erringly
going astray; in error; wrong
debonair
pleasant, courteous, lighthearted; smooth and polished in manner and appearance
dogwood
a tree whose blossom is surrounded by leaves that look like petals
pigeonbeery
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michaelmas daises
skien
A skein is a name for a flock of geese or ducks when they are flying in a line or V
marauding
roming in search of something to take or destroy
strewing
spreading by scattering
ford
a shallow area in a stream that can be crossed.
bracken
large coarse fern often several feet high
lichen
plant composed of a fungus and alga, growing on rocks, tree trunks
connoisseur
an expert able to appreciate a field,
an expert, particularly in matters of art and taste
chickadees
small woodland bird with a black head & throat
triumphant
joyful over a victory or success
straggling
spreading out carelessly (as if wandering) in different directions
derelict
deserted or abandoned as by an owner
chipmunk
a small animal with brown fur and a striped back, found in North America
deference
respect; consideration, a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
irresolute
unable to make up one's mind, hesitating
fastidiously
with attention to detail,
in an extremely neat, organized manner
bewilderment
confusion resulting from failure to understand.
The state of being puzzled or confused
nonplussed
baffled;confused;puzzled
grosbeak
any of various finches (songbird) of Europe or America having a massive and powerful bill
plumage
The feathers on a bird
furtively
secretively or sneakily
piteously
sorrowfully; in a way that make others feel sorry for someone
entice
enticed him out, lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt
gorge
narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
requiem
a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
flanks
The side of an animal's body
heaving
breathing heavily (as after exertion)
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steam-bath
Bath conducted in a ceramic-tiled room filled with vapor
bedraggled
wet and filthy; as though having been dragged through mud
heraldic
..., indicative of or announcing something to come
eaves
the lower portion of the roof that overhangs the wall
inconcruous
out of keeping or place; inappropriate; unbecoming
bequeathed
something passed down when somebody dies
austerity
the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures), Condition of lacking pleasure or luxury
condescension
a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
shucked
to remove husk or shell; to cast off
pungent
characterized by a strong, sharp smell or taste
enigma
something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
sinuous
(adj.) winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible
wraith
ghostly figure, a shadowy or ghostlike figure
apparition
an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly
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capitulated
to surrender; to give up resistance
fisher
large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal
wary
cautious or careful
bittern
relatively small compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal habits and a booming cry
slewed
turn, twist or swing to the side
dervish
One possessed of abundant and often frenzied energy
cuff
confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs
insolence
the trait of being rude and impertinent
molybdenum
a polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in its properties
porcupine
relatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur
quill
a stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog
pliant
capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking
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baleful
deadly or sinister
mink
slender-bodied semiaquatic mammal having partially webbed feet
marten
agile slender-bodied arboreal mustelids somewhat larger than weasels
fisher
large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal
disdain
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
excreta
waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
reed
tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites
rough
not shaped by cutting or trimming
decoy
(v.) to lure into a trap; (n.) a person or thing used to lure into a trap
poseur
person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses;
wonton
Done with reckless disregard of another's rights or needs., Immoral; senseless; deliberately malicious; excessive.
lynx
short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears
birch
any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark
malevolent
wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
neckerchief
a piece of cloth which is folded to form a triangle and worn round your neck
sun-dappled
having spots of different shades, tones, or colors from the sun's rays
alder-grown
north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit
plantive
mournful and expressing sorrow
hollow
a cavity or space in something
balsam tree
a fragrant ointment containing a balsam resin
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unscathed
wholly unharmed, not injured
grotesquely
with an odd or unnatural shape appearance, in a strange or distorted way
gaunt
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
sublimely
Elevated or lofty in thought, language. Supreme or outstanding.
hamlet
a settlement smaller than a town
primeval
primeval instinct, belonging to the first ages; ancient
mutinous
the old terrier suddenly turned mutinous,
rebellious, unruly
porcine
rounded porcine hindquarters,
pig-like, fat
ecstatically
snuffled ecstatically, Overwhelmingly joyful
hideously
grinned hideously, frightfully, horribly
brandish
brandishing his broom, to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion
cornucopias
cornucopias of dog food,
a symbol of plenty consisting of a goat's horn overflowing with flowers, fruit, and corn
gargoyle
white gargoyle on the step, an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
proffer
proffered a paw, a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
cocksure as the devil
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: marked by overconfidence or presumptuousness : cocky
sinister
sinister scars, threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
indefatigable
indefatigable tail, tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired
disreputable
disreputable old hobo, Not respectable, not esteemed
mallards
males fly above females during migration to "keep them in place"
infinitesimal
infinitesimal slit of eye, so small as to be almost immeasurable; minute
tableau
dramatic scene or picture, , vivid description, striking incident or scene
piteous
deserving or inciting pity, sad
gaunt travesty
upset by the gaunt travesty of a dog. Thin and bony; angular. Emaciated and haggard.
baleful
surveyed them balefully, threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
boisterous
boisterous welcome, noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
mongrel
an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
intricate
working at the intricate rigging of a model schooner, complicated; difficult to understand
schooner
sailing vessel (ship) used in former times
replete
replete and satisfied Labrador, full; abundant
laggard
laggard stars, inclined to waste time and lag behind
desolate
country that was more desolate, providing no shelter or sustenance
perilous
dangerous
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liner
a large commercial ship (especially one that carries passengers on a regular schedule)
panorama
a complete view of a surrounding area
disparate
fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind
tenanted
Rightfully owned or inhabited (v.), resided in
incredulous
disbelieving, skeptical, not believing
dismayed
troubled, distressed, struck with fear, dread, or consternation
forlorn
pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment
gallivanting
traveling or roaming about for pleasure
forbidding
causing fear or dislike; looking dangerous or unpleasant
despondent
sad, without hope, discouraged
diffidently
hesitating due to lack of self-confidence; unassertive
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penitent
feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
martydom
The death of suffering of a martyr (religious beliefs)
poignant
profoundly moving; touching
taut
pulled or drawn tight
discordant
(adj.) disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting
raucous
unpleasantly loud and harsh
pandemonium
a state of extreme confusion and disorder, a wild disorder, noise, or confusion
rebuff
reject outright and bluntly
surreptitiously
done in a sneaky, secretive way