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Jane Eyre #12

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belied
contradicted or proved false
thwart
to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate
vice
moral weakness
vivacious
lively
prattle
(v) to talk in an aimless, foolish, or simple way; to babble; (n) baby talk, babble
doctrine
(n.) a belief, principle, or teaching; a system of such beliefs or principles; a formulation of such beliefs or principles
idolatrous
given to intense or excessive devotion to something
paternal
relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent
cant
insincere talk about religion or morals
humbug
something intended to deceive
solicitude
concern
sequester
set apart from others
heave
rise and move, as in waves or billows
ferment
a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
stagnation
motionlessness; inactivity
peal
A loud burst of noise
damper
a depressing restraint
staid
unemotional; serious
vapid
dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force
deem
(v.) to think, believe; to consider, have an opinion
pliability
flexibility
parlour
a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
belfry
bell tower; room in which a bell is hung
holly
any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
russet
a reddish brown homespun fabric
causeway
pave a road with cobblestones or pebbles
stile
a set or series of steps for crossing a fence or wall
keenly
eagerly,sharply
attest
testify; bear witness
vale
a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
rookery
a large group of birds together raising their young; a nesting colony
dale
an open river valley (in a hilly area)
sough
to make a moaning or sighing sound
efface
remove completely from recognition or memory
crag
a steep rugged rock or cliff
bole
the main stem of a tree
din
the act of making a noisy disturbance
tenant
occupy as a tenant
belated
delayed
hedge
a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
canine
dog
deuce
the devil; a severe expression of anger
predicament
difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma
meddle(officious)
interfere
ireful
feeling or showing extreme anger
homage
respect
gallantry
the qualities of a hero or heroine
incarnate
make concrete and real
shun
avoid and stay away from deliberately
hoary
very old; whitish or gray from age
raiment
clothes
scrutiny
examination; inspection; review
disposed
behaviorally inclined
trampling
stamping
heath
tract of wasteland
pollard
a tree with limbs cut back to promote a more bushy growth of foliage
fitful
irregular
kindle
cause to start burning
quell
suppress or crush completely
fetters
chains
repine
fret; complain
absolve
to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
orb
circle
zenith
highest point
aspire
to have ambitious hopes or plans, strive toward a higher goal, desire earnestly; to ascend
suffice
be enough, adequate, or sufficient; serve; do
genial
diffusing warmth and friendliness
grate
a frame of iron bars to hold a fire