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Wordmaster Challenge 1 November 2013)

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deluge
(n.) a great flood; a heavy fall of rain; anything that comes in vast quantity (like a flood); (v.) to flood
encounter
(n.) a meeting (especially one that is unplanned); a meeting of enemies, battle; (v.) to meet or come upon
soothing
(adj.) to relieve, comfort or refresh. synonym-tranquil
abyss
(n.)An immeasurably deep gulf or great space
yearn
(v.) to have a strong and earnest desire
paltry
(adj.) trifling, insignificant; mean, despicable; inferior, trashy
shard
(n.)A piece of broken ceramic, metal, glass, or rock, typically having sharp edges
utter
(v.)To express by speaking, to speak,emit, pronounce
surly
(adj.) angry and bad-tempered; rude
rash
(two meanings) a skin irritation (noun); reckless or daring (adjective)
erupt
(v.)burst or break out
pessimistic
(adj.)Expecting things to turn out badly; gloomy
gesture
(v.)Motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
dart
(n.) small object with a sharp point, or a stitched, tapering or fold in a garment. (v.) to run out in front of something, a quick movement
abrupt
(adj.)exceedingly sudden and unexpected
pinnacle
(n) a high peak or point, or culminating in success, power or fame
don
(v.) to put on or dress in (n.) a lord or gentleman
foreign
(adj.) pertaining to or derived from another country or nation
remnant
(n.) a small part remaining behind
hover
(v.) to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around
native
(n.) a person who was born in a particular place
frill
(n.)Something costly and unnecessary, a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
pelt
(v.) to throw a stream of things; to strike successively; to hurry
(n.) an animal skin
emaciated
(adj.)Extremely thin; wasted away
culprit
(n.) a person who has committed a crime or is guilty of some misconduct; an offender