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factious
inclined to make trouble; unruly
inconspicuous
not noticeable or prominent
formidable
hard to overcome or deal with
qualms
sudden, disturbing feelings of uneasiness
perish
to be destroyed; die
acrimonious
bitter, stinging, or caustic in nature or speech
corroborating
making more certain; double-checking; conspiring
profane
hold contempt for, usually towards God or sacred principles
expunge
strike out; erase
acquit
declare someone innocent
indicted
formally charged with a crime
temerity
reckless, offensive boldness
cynical
distrustful of human nature
vehement
with conviction or force
adjourned
suspended until a later time
duress
constant threat; coercion
veneer
a thin surface layer
crooning
a soft singing or humming
furtive
secret or shifty; sneaky
subordinates
those who are lower in rank or of secondary importance
acquiescence
agreement or consent by silence
connived
cooperated in secret; conspired
eluded
avoided or escaped by cleverness or speed
Apothecary
one who prepares and sells medicines assuaged made less severe or burdensome indigenous occurring or living naturally in an area
Malevolent
having or exhibiting hatred
Mortification
a feeling of shame or humiliation
Piety
religious devotion and reverence to God
Sojourn
a brief, temporary stay
Unsullied
spotlessly clean and fresh
Vexations
irritations or annoyances
Wallowing
heavily indulging in; rolling in
Abominable
detestable; unpleasant
Amiable
pleasant; good-natured
Auspicious
presenting favorable circumstances
Contentious
tending to fight; quarrelsome
Dispensation
a special allowance; privilege
Expansively
with a willingness to talk, share
Fractious
inclined to make trouble; unruly
Persevere
to persist in a purpose, idea, or task tranquility state of calm, peacefulness, serenity
Tyranny
a government in which a single person
Assumes
absolute control
Aloof
distant; unfeeling
Benevolence
inclination to perform charitable acts
Benign
compassionate; incapable of causing harm
Bewilderment
condition of being confused
Cherub
a winged, chubby angel
Ensuing
following immediately afterward
Morbid
gruesome, gloomy, or dark
Obliged
under force of necessity; obligated
Prowess
superior skill or ability; strength or courage
Tacit
unspoken; understood without being expressed
Aberrations
deviations from the proper course
Accosted
approached in a harsh manner; assaulted
Ascertaining
discovering with certainty; determining
cleaved
split in two
embalming
treating with preservatives to prevent decay
feeble
physically weak from age or sickness; frail
meditative
given to contemplation or deep thought
unfathomable
difficult or impossible to understand
vigil
wakefulness maintained in reverence to another person, usually after one's death
whittle
to carve or shape
analogous
possessing connections, similarities
antagonized
caused someone to become hostile or aggravated
articulate
to speak clearly and in distinct syllables
contemporaries
those who exist/live at the same time
ingenious
characterized by cleverness or originality
nauseating
causing nausea or upset stomach mausoleum a magnificent, decorated tomb
provocation
causing aggravation or annoyance
acquired
obtained possession of something
altercation
an angry dispute; quarrel
compensation
something given to make up for something else
contemptuously
showing contempt; scornfully
ecclesiastical
having to do with the church or the clergy
inconsistent
not consistent; not in agreement
permanence
being permanent; lasting
prerogative
a right or privilege
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edification
intellectual, spiritual, or moral
improvement
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inaudible
not audible; cannot be heard
indulged
gave in to one's pleasures; had
what one wanted
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obscure
not clearly expressed; hard to
understand
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peculiarities
strange or unusual qualities
penitentiary
a prison for criminals
placid
pleasantly calm or peaceful; quiet
quarrel
an angry dispute or disagreement
resignation
the act of resigning, withdrawing
countenance
appearance; face
frank
direct and unreserved in speech
grudge
a feeling of resentment or ill-will
gullet
the esophagus; throat
lurched
staggered; stumbled
scrutiny
a thorough searching; a close examination or inquiry
subpoena
a summons for witnesses or evidence before a court
acquainted
familiar; having personal knowledge of
brash
tactless; bold
browbeating
intimidating; bullying
lavations
washings; the process of bathing
pilgrimage
a journey or long quest for knowledge or religious reasons
predicament
an unpleasant situation
proceedings
a particular course of action
volition
the act of making a conscious decision
wrathfully
with great anger, hatred, or ill-will
contraband
goods that are illegally imported or exported
corrupting
causing to be immoral or dishonest
detachment
lack of interest or involvement
discreet
careful; good at keeping secrets
perpetuated
made something last, go on
vengeance
punishment in return for a wrong
verdict
a decision made by a jury
aggravate
to annoy or anger someone
appeal
an earnest or urgent request
diction
clarity when speaking; choice of words
fatalistic
resigning to fate; allowing what happens to happen
fret
to worry
heathen
someone who deliberately insults religion, God, or a way of life
resentments
feelings of ill-will toward someone
statute
a law enacted by legislature
apprehension
hesitation
bellows
a device for blowing air on a flame in
order for it to grow devout
devoted to divine worship or service
hypocrite
someone who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, etc. that he or she does not possess
navigate
to find one's way
squalid
foul and repulsive; neglected
varmint
an undesirable animal, usually a scavenger
carcass
the body of a human or animal
contraption
a mechanical gadget or device
eccentricities
oddities or peculiarities in conduct
gait
a manner of walking or trotting
notoriety
the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality
recluse
a person shut off or apart from the world; someone living in seclusion
staccato
disconnected, shortened, detached sound
craw
the stomach of an animal
garishly
with excessive ornateness or brightness
hearse
a vehicle for conveying a dead person to the place of burial
reprimand
a severe reproof or rebuke
sedative
a calming drug or agent
turmoil
a state of great commotion or unrest
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