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Somers English Sem 2 exam: vocabulary

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a source of widespread, dreadful affliction and devastation; a person who administers punishment or inspires fear and dread
scourge
an infant or small child found abandoned; a child without a known parent or guardian
foundling
a tract (area) of open and uncultivated land; wasteland overgrown with shrubs
heath
a festivity or revel with drinking of healths; a noisy celebration with drinking
wassail
skilled; expert
canny
one who intrudes, trespasses, or interferes with the affairs of others
interloper
commonsense; shrewdness
gumption
a delicate ornamental work of fine silver, gold or other metal wires
filigree
to strengthen or secure
fortify
reject disdainfully or contemptuously; to scorn
spurn
full of menacing influences; evil
baleful
a lake or pond
mere
a violation, as of a law, regulation, or agreement; a breach
infringement
shining brilliantly; radiant.
effulgent
something to be thankful for; a blessing or benefit
boon
a collar, necklace, or similar ornament consisting of a twisted narrow band, usually of precious metal, worn especially by the ancient Gauls and Britons
Torque
freakishly or grotesquely strange or odd in appearance
outlandish
a family possession handed down from generation to generation
heirloom
wave or swing vigorously
flail
to limit to a certain amount
stint
free from disease or infirmity; healthy
hale
an accessory or piece of equipment
accoutrement
intensely bitter, spiteful, or malicious
virulent
a hill or mound generally used as a tomb
barrow
a person or thing that ruins or spoils
bane
to instigate or promote the growth or development of
foment
to become weak or feeble
languish
to express sharp, stern disapproval of
rebuke
to deny, dispute, or contradict
gainsay
a pile or heap of wood or other combustible material for burning a dead body as part of a funeral rite
pyre