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18 terms

Speckled Band Vocabulary

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coroner
a public official who investigates the cause of death
dawdle
waste time or be slow
perpetrate
carry out or commit (a crime)
adder
small Eurasian viper
blanched
pale
morose
sullen or ill-tempered
dissolute
lax in morals
imprudence
lack of caution
bramble
rough, prickly vine or shrub
allusion
passing reference
mania
madness, desire, or obsession
masonry
stonework
vagabond
wanderer or person without a home
bequeath
give or leave via a will
fancy
fantastic (imaginary) invention of the mind
convulsion
sudden, irregular movement
dispel
drive away or scatter
fortnight
two weeks