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dowager
a widow with a title or property derived from her late husband
beguile
seduce, charm, manipulate
abjure
solemnly renounce
austerity
extreme plainness and simplicity of style or appearance
avouch
affirm or assert
beseech
ask urgently or fervently
consent
permission for something/give permission for something
dotes
show incredible fondness for
feign
pretend to be affected by something
filch
steal or pilfer
melancholy
pensive sadness
mirth
joyful laughter
nimble
quick, light movement
nuptial
related to marriage or a wedding
pert
lively
pomp
ceremony and splendid display
Sovereignty
supreme power or authority
vex
bother
wane
diminish, decrease in power or vigor
aggravate
persistently exasperate
base
the lowest part of something
collied
blackened, such as by coal
condole
express sympathy for someone
edict
an official pronouncement
err
make a mistake
extenuate
mitigate or lessen the impact of
forswear
commit perjury; give up
lamentable
full of grief; deplorably bad
lodestars
stars which sailors use to navigate
misgraffed
mismatched
perjure
willfully tell a lie while under oath
revenue
income
seige
a take-over; a period of prolonged misfortune
spite
to deliberately hurt or offend someone
thither
to or toward a specific place
transpose
swap places
visage
face or the expressions on the face
dissension
a disagreement which leads to discord
forsworn
past tense of forswear
gait
the way a person walks
haunts
the places where someone regularly hangs out
knavish
dishonest or unscrupulous
murrain
an infectious disease
pensioners
body guards of the queen
perforce
out of nececsity
progeny
descendants
quaint
attractively old fashioned
rash
roceeding from carelessness
revels
lively and noisy enjoyment, a party
rheumatic
related to a chronic disease
shrewd
clever, astute
trinkets
things of little importance, truffles
votaries
a devoted follower
wanton
promiscuous
promontory
a point of highland that juts out over a body of water
spurn
to reject with disdain
cowardice
lack of bravery
disdainful
showing lack of respect
espies
catch sight of
ere
before
anoint
smear with oil, often as part of a ceremony
impeach
call into question someone's integrity
virtue
behavior showing high moral standards
enameled
coated in an opaque, glassy substance
dulcet
sweet and soothing
vestal
relating to the Roman goddess Vesta
chaste
virginal, restrained
meddle
to interfere in something that is none of your concern
render
melt down or reduce
adamant
unyielding
entice
lure
fawn
flatter