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copious
Lots of, adundant
potable (Water)
suitable for drinking
A potable
An alchoholic drink
peruse
to read thoroughly and carefully
facetious
humorous, not meant to be taken seriously
dillydally
to waste time
behoove
To benefit you
slipshod
Lazy or shoty job
pilfer
to steal
cantonment
A perminant military camp
mongoose
a small, very fast animal from India that eats snakes and rodents
bungalow
a small house with a single story
Allegory
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning.
Symbol
A mark or character used as a convent, representation of an object, function, or process. (Something representing another thing)
draggled
wet and muddy, as if from being dragged around
cowered
crouch down in fear
gait
a manner of walking or running
Archetype
a very typical example of a certain person or thing
sluice (gate)
a sliding gate for controlling the flow of water
veranda
porch or balcony
immensely
extremely or greatly
loquacious
very talkative
eminent
A person who is respected in their line of work
Imminent
about to happen
slacken
To loosen
apparatus
the technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose
muffle (hide)
conceal or hide
muffle (sound)
To lessen (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
muffle (cover)
wrap or cover for warmth
tumultuous (noise)
making a loud, confused noise; uproarious
tumultuous (confused)
Confused or disorderly
ubiquitous
present, appearing, or found everywhere
Upstander
A person who stands up for and advocates for others
Dystopia
an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.
sluice (verb)
An act of rinsing or showering with water
Utopia
an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect
frail (person)
Someone who is weak and delicate
frail (thing)
being easily broken or destroyed
revile
criticize in an abusive or angrily insulting manner
fastidious
very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail
benevolent
well meaning and kindly
malevolent
having or showing a wish to do evil to others
inextricably
in a way that is impossible to disentangle or separate.
Poignant
evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret
macabre
disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with depiction of death and injury
hordes
a large group of people
receding
to move back or further away from a previous position
derisive
expressing contempt or ridicule
fathom
measure of water depth equaling six feet
Gothic
in style of achetecture common in Western Europe, belonging to the dark ages.
tremulous
Trembling or shaking; timid or fearful
warrens (spaces)
Small crowded spaces
warrens (rabbits)
The little wholes in the ground in which rabbits live.
Oblivious
Unaware; not aware or concerned about suroundings.
sublime (excellence)
of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe
spindrift
spray blown from the crests of waves by the wind
flounce
go or move in an exaggeratedly impatient or angry manner
gambol
run or jump about playfully
palpable
Capable of being perceived
distraught
deeply agitated especially from emotion
disposition
inclination, predominant / prevailing tendancy of one
petulantly
easily irritated or annoyed
droning
to make a dull, continued, low, monotonous sound.
chortled
to chuckle gleefully
chastise
To discipline, verbal punishment
prodded
To poke or jab
infringed
To violate, commit an infraction
bouyancy
the ability or tendency to float in water
meticulously
marked by extreme care
aptitude
capability; ability; capacity to do something;
wielded
To exercise power, authority, influence
Crescendo
A gradual, steady increase in sound
benign
Not bad;kind, favorable
jaunty
easy and sprightly in manner
fleeting
Passing quickly, vanishing quickly
requisition
The act of requiring or demanding
integral
necessary for completeness
conspicuous
Easily seen or noticed
torrent
stream of water flowing with great force
admonition
To counsel, advise, or caution
wryly
produced by a distortion of facial features
hueless
lack of color
sinuous
having many curves and turns
Assimilated
to bring into conformity with the customs, attitudes, etc. of a group
daub
To cover or coat with; to apply ir smear
assuage
(v.) to make easier or milder, relieve; ease
ominous
threatening
Carnage
the killing of a large number of people
pervaded
to become spread throughout all parts of
obsolete
no longer in use
realm
the region, sphere, or domain within which anything occurs
ruefully
causing sorrow or pity
stealthily
Secret procedure or act of stealing
languid
lacking energy; weak
augmented
to make larger, increase
taut
tense, not relaxed
vigilant
on the alert; watchful
epidemic
A widespread outbreak of an infectious disease in a community. (2) a widespread event
paradox
a seemingly self-contradictory statement
lethargic
sluggish, and pathetic; lacking energy and effort; dull
morose
sullen and ill-tempered
Lithe
(especially of a person's body) thin supple and graceful
Contempt
the feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn.
aimlessly
without purpose or direction
indignant
feeling or showing anger for being wronged
gallant
brave; heroic (2) paying special attention for care to women.
bewildered
completely puzzled or confused; perplexed
gingerly
in a careful or cautious manner
reformatory
an institution to which youthful offenders are sent as an alternative to prison; a reform school.
premonition
a strong feeling that something is about to happen, especially something unpleasant.
implore
beg someone earnestly or desperately to do something
fuzz
informal slang for police
bootleg
to carry (alcoholic liquor) on one person illegally
bootleg
to manufacture, sell, or transport for sale (alcoholic liquor) illegally
bootleg
to smuggle or steal
Ennui
(n.) weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom
Divert
To turn from one course or use to another ; deflect
anesthetize
to induce a loss of feeling or sensation with or without loss of consciousness
Mundane
ordinary
Concoct
(v.) to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate
Incessant
Continuing without interruption