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27 terms

The Flies 1

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uncouth
lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
bluebottles
Blue corn-flower.
wending
to proceed along a course or route
dappled
having spots or patches of color
gala
characterized by festivity
shambles
a building where animals are butchered
carrion
the dead and rotting body of an animal
atonement
the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
repentance
remorse for your past conduct
offal
viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal often considered inedible by humans
pastime
a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
compels
(verb) to force
regiment
army unit smaller than a division
repent
feel remorse for
He repented of his sins before he died.
heifer
young cow
flaxen
of hair color
paramour
a woman who cohabits with an important man
cavil
an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
gossamer
characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
pedagogue
someone who educates young people
swine
stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals
aloof
remote in manner
scullery
a small room (in large old British houses) next to the kitchen
tainted
especially of reputation
libertine
unrestrained by convention or morality
inexpiable
that which cannot be expiated or atoned for
curs
cowardly person