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Foundling
An infant or small child found abandoned; a child without a known parent or guardian
Scourge
a source of widespread dreadful affliction and devastation; a person who administers punishment or inspires fear and dread.
Heath
a tract of open and uncultivated land; wasteland overgrown with shrubs.
Wassail
a festivity or revel with drinking of healths; a noisy celebration with drinking.
Canny
skilled; expert
Interloper
one who intrudes, trespasses, or interferes with the affairs of others.
Gumption
common sense; shrewdness.
Filigree
a delicate ornamental work of fine silver, gold, or other metal wires.
Fortify
To strengthen or secure
Spurn
To rejected disdainfully or contemptuously; to scorn
Baleful
full of menacing influences; evil
Mere
a lake or pond
Infringement
a violation, as of a law, regulation, or agreement; a breach
Effulgent
shining brilliantly; radiant.
Boon
something to be thankful for; a blessing or benefit
Torque
- a collar, necklace, or similar ornament consisting of a twisted narrow band, usually of precious metal, worn esp. by the ancient Gauls and Britons.
Outlandish
freakishly or grotesquely strange or odd in appearance
Heirloom
a family possession handed down from generation to generation
Flail
to wave or swing vigorously
Stint
to limit to a certain amount
Hale
free from disease or infirmity; healthy
Accoutrement
an accessory or piece of equipment
Virulent
intensely bitter, spiteful, or malicious
Barrow
a hill or mound generally used as a tomb
Bane
a person or thing that ruins or spoils
Foment
to instigate or promote the growth or development of
Languish
to become weak or feeble
Rebuke
to express sharp, stern disapproval of
Gainsay
to deny, dispute, or contradict
Pyre
a pile or heap of wood or other combustible material for burning a dead body as part of a funeral rite.