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soliloquised
to speak one's thoughts aloud
peevish
easily irritated or annoyed
advent
arrival
gaunt
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
alms
donations
jutting
to stick out
grotesque
absurd; distorted
griffins
mythical beasts with the head and wings of an eagle and bodies of a lion
surly
angry, rude, bad-tempered
penetralium
innermost part of the building
cullenders
bowl-shaped strainer
pewter
a tin and lead mixture
tankards
a drinking cup with one handle
gaudy
flashy; showy
squealing
having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge
countenance
the appearance conveyed by a person's face
stalwart
strong and sturdy; brave; resolute
gaiter
legging consisting of a cloth or leather covering for the leg from the knee to the ankle
squire
servant to a knight, rank reached at age 14
slovenly
negligent of neatness especially in dress and person
amiss
in an imperfect or faulty way
morose
gloomy
impertinent
insolent; rude; not pertinent
actuate
to put into motion or action
decamp
leave suddenly
disposition
a person's usual mood; temperament
guttural
pertaining to the throat
stride
a step in walking or running
intimation
a hint, indirect suggestion, clue, inkling
ruffianly
violent and lawless, brutal
grim
shockingly repellent
physiognomy
facial features
fiends
Wicked people; devils; demons
vexatious
annoying
hearth
fireplace
tempest
a violent wind
yelp
a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)
dame
informal terms for a (young) woman
brood
a family of young animals
signet
seal
flurried
to become agitated and confused
prudent
wise, careful, cautious
straggling
spreading out carelessly (as if wandering) in different directions
churlish
rude and boorish
amiable
friendly
evinced
displayed
sagacity
wisdom
scowl
a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
diabolical
extremely evil or cruel
sneer
a facial expression of contempt or scorn
intimate
imply as a possibility
surmise
infer from incomplete evidence
reprobate
a person who lacks morals
ensconcing
settling comfortably
"Take the road you came," she answered, ________ herself in a chair with a candle and the long book open before her;
wretch
a miserable or unhappy person
guffaw
laugh boisterously
copestone
a final touch
vehemence
intensity or forcefulness of expression
condoled
express sympathy for somone
predicament
difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma