Vocabulary for The Bronze Bow

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peasant
a class of farm laborers
profane
showing disrespect toward God or sacred things
grovel
to beg; to lower oneself to please another
horde
A incredibly huge number (as of people); a throng
impassive
(adj.) showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless
indifferent
showing no care or concern in attitude or action
interminable
tiresomely long
intermittent
stopping and starting at irregular intervals, stopping and starting at irregular intervals
litter
vehicle consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers
parched
dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
mantle
a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
livid
furiously angry
manacles
shackles; handcuffs
scant
not enough; barely enough; a small or insufficient amount
dour
severe; gloomy; stern
zealot
a member of an ancient Jewish sect in Judea in the first century who fought to the death against the Romans and who killed or persecuted Jews who collaborated with the Romans
garrison
a fortified military post where troops are stationed
duped
fooled or tricked
reverence
deep respect for someone or something
scruples
a feeling of uneasiness that keeps a person from doing something
vengeance
punishment in return for an injury or a wrong
deftly
quickly and skillfully
derisive
ridiculing, mocking
forge
a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
fortified
to protect or strengthen against attack
reconcile
to reestablish friendship, to resolve a dispute
reproach
to blame for something; a disgrace
surly
angry and bad-tempered; rude
synagogue
(Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation
wan
lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness
burgeoning
growing or expanding rapidly
chafed
uncomfortable or irritated
cohort
a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)
contempt
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
wrath
intense anger (usually on an epic scale)