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pitiless
showing no sorrow or regret for another's suffering or troubles
submission
the act of submitting, the act of submitting; usually surrending to power
indomitable
unconquerable, refusing to yield
eddies
little swirls of water, a current of air or water running against the main current or in a circle
fortress
a building with strong walls to defend against attack; a fort
assult
any delierate attempt or threat to inflict bodily injury upon another person and with apparent ability to do so
helter-skelter
disorderly; confused (p. 15)
cavernous
like a large cave in size or darkness
leastways
at least, if nothing else ('leastwise' is informal and 'leastways' is colloquial)
emerging
coming into existence
disarray
untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)
perilous
(adj.) dangerous
illiterate
a person unable to read
constable
a police officer of the lowest rank
barbarian
a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
cahoots
partnership
rouse
cause to become awake or conscious
gallows
instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which condemned persons are executed by hanging
cantering
riding at a gait between a trot and a gallop