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The Hound of the Baskervilles Vocabulary (Set 6)

This vocabulary set includes vocabulary words from chapters 12,13,14,and 15 of Hound of the Baskervilles
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incise
(1) to cut into (2a) to carve figures, letters, or devices into; engrave (2b) to carve [as an inscription] into a surface
lintel
a horizontal architectural member spanning and usually carrying the load above an opening
prostrate
(1) stretched out with face on the ground in adoration or submission; also, lying flat (2) completely overcome and lacking vitality, will, or power to rise (3) trailing on the ground; procumbent
irrevocable
not possible to revoke; unalterable
jaunty
(1a) stylish (1b) genteel (2) sprightly in manner or appearance; lively
belated
(1) delayed beyond the usual time (2) existing or appearing past the normal or proper time
conscientious
(1) governed by or conforming to the dictates of conscience; scrupulous (2) meticulous, careful
incriminate
to charge with or show evidence or proof of involvement in a crime or fault
roisterer
to engage in noisy revelry; carouse
implicit
(1a) capable of being understood from something else though unexpressed; implied (1b) involved in the nature or essence of something though not revealed, expressed, or developed; potential (1c) of a mathematical function, defined by an expression in which the dependent variable and the one or more independent variables are not separated on opposite sides of an equation (2) being without doubt or reserve; unquestioning
perceptible
capable of being perceived especially by the senses
precipice
(1) a very steep or overhanging place (2) a hazardous situation; brink
wisp
(1) a small handful [as of hay or straw] (2a) a thin strip or fragment (2b) a thready streak (2c) something frail, slight, or fleeting (3) will-o'-the-wisp
vulnerable
(1) capable of being physically or emotionally wounded (2) open to attack or damage; assailable (3) liable to increased penalties but entitled to increased bonuses after winning a game in contract bridge
miasma
(1) a vaporous exhalation formerly believed to cause disease; also, a heavy vaporous emanation or atmosphere (2) an influence or atmosphere that tends to deplete or corrupt; also, an atmosphere that obscures; fog
morass
(1) marsh, swamp (2a) a situation that traps, confuses, or impedes (2b) an overwhelming or confusing mass or mixture
debris
(1) the remains of something broken down or destroyed (2) an accumulation of fragments of rock (3) something discarded; rubbish
ingenious
(1) showing or calling for intelligence, aptitude, or discernment (2) marked by especial aptitude at discovering, inventing, or contriving (3) marked by originality, resourcefulness, and cleverness in conception or execution
diabolical
of, relating to, or characteristic of the devil; devilish
outre
violating convention or propriety; bizarre
elucidate
to make lucid especially by explanation or analysis
watermark
(1) a mark indicating the height to which water has risen (2) a marking in paper resulting from differences in thickness usually produced by pressure of a projecting design in the mold or on a processing roll and visible when the paper is held up to the light; also, the design of or the metal pattern producing the marking