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thrash
to beat very hard; to move about violently or wildly; to defeat utterly
lethargic
of, causing, or characterized by drowsiness, laziness, or lack of energy; an unconscious state resembling a deep sleep
shoal
a shallow place in a body of water; a sandbank or sandbar at the bottom of a body of water; shallow; a large school of fish or other water animals; to come together in large numbers
extricate
to set free from an entanglement or difficulty; disengage
marine
of or relating to the sea; living or found in the sea
hypocrite
a person who shows or expresses feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not actually hold or possess
invigorate
to fill with energy, strength, or enthusiasm
sheepish
embarrassed by being aware of a fault; meek, timid, or stupid
arsenal
a building for the storage, manufacture, or repair of arms or ammunition; a stock of weapons
censor
a person who is authorized by a government or an organization to examine books, movies, or other materials and to remove anything that is improper or harmful; one of the two officials in Ancient Rome responsible for supervising public behavior and morals
sodden
thoroughly soaked, saturated; soggy and heavy from improper cooking; stupid or dull especially from drink
predicament
a situation, especially an unpleasant or troubling one from which it is difficult to remove oneself
garrison
a military post; the troops stationed at such a post; to supply with troops for defense
slink
to move in a quiet, sneaky way
rustic
of, relating to, or typical of country life or country people; plain and unsophisticated
burrow
a hole or tunnel dug in the ground by a small animal such as a rabbit or mole; to make a tunnel, hole, or shelter by digging
curb
a concrete or stone border along the edge of a street; something that checks or restrains; to control or limit something; a chain or strap used together with a bit to restrain a horse
moist
slightly wet; damp
stamina
the power to resist fatigue or illness while working hard, endurance; plural for the male part of a flower
agitate
to shake or stir up violently; to disturb, upset
arrogant
excessively and unpleasantly proud of oneself; marked by excessive pride
glen
a valley
stride
to walk vigorously with long steps; to take a single long step as in passing over an obstruction; to cope with calmly without interrupting one's routine
military
of, relating to, or characteristic of the armed forces; of or relating to war
aerie
the nest of an eagle or other predatory bird built on a cliff or other high place; a house or a stronghold built on a height
knoll
a small rounded hill
bustle
to move busily and energetically; excited activity, commotion; a pad or frame worn by women in earlier times to puff out the back of a long skirt
synthetic
not of natural origin; produced by the combination of separate elements or substances into a single unit or whole
facade
the face or front of a building; an artificial or false front
saturate
to soak, fill, or load to capacity; to fill thoroughly
pristine
in perfect condition; completely fresh, clean, neat; remaining in a pure state; of the earliest time or condition, primitive, original
convoy
a group of ships or motor vehicles traveling with a protective military force for safety or convenience
resound
to be filled with sound, echo; to make a loud, long, or deep sound; to make a strong impression or have a great effect on people
listless
lacking energy or enthusiasm; lethargic
cranny
a small opening as in a wall or rock face; crevice
saunter
to walk at a leisurely pace, stroll; a slow, relaxed walk
muted
to muffle or soften the sound of; unspoken
sentinel
a guard; a soldier posted at a special spot to prevent passage of unauthorized people
contaminate
to make impure or unclean by mixture or contact; pollute, foul
turbulent
full of confusion, violence, or disorder; not stable; violently agitated or disturbed; causing unrest or disturbance
bower
a leafy, shaded nook or shelter in an arbor
dislodge
to move or force out of position
craggy
steep and rugged, uneven; steep projection of rock forming part of a cliff or mountain
veneer
a thin surface layer of finely grained wood glued to a base of inferior material; to conceal with a deceptively attractive outward show; facade
sylvan
relating to woodlands or forest; having many trees
tainted
to hurt or damage the good condition of something; to affect slightly with something bad or undesirable; to affect with decay or rot, spoil; to corrupt morally
restraint
the act of holding back or keeping in check; a device that limits a person's movement
smolder
to burn with little smoke and no flame; to feel strong emotion but keep it hidden; to show signs of repressed anger
raucous
rough sounding and harsh; behaving in a rough and noisy way, boisterous and disorderly
cavern
a very large, hollow passage under the earth with an opening to the surface