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  1. bovine
    If something is bovine, it has to do with cows or cattle
  2. dainty
    • 1. delicately small and pretty
    • 2. something good to eat; a delicacy.
  3. misguided
    having or showing faulty judgment, opinion or reasoning
  4. deceit
    the quality of being fraudulent or dishonest
  5. handful
    the quantity that can be held in the hand
  6. obituary
    • a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography
    • necrology, obit
  7. queasy
    • feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
    • in the morning he was still pale and queasy
  8. demise
    • a person's death.
    • Mr. Gregory's tragic demise
  9. twinge
    • a sudden, sharp localized pain
    • he felt a twinge in his knee
  10. pageant
    A pageant is an elaborate show or parade that usually depicts a historical or religious event
  11. contraption
    • a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
    • appliance, gadget, gizmo
  12. pinprick
    small puncture (as if made by a pin)
  13. shrill
    • high-pitched and sharp tone
    • her shrill voice gives me a headache
  14. rout
    defeat disastrously
  15. flounder
    • 1. walk with great difficulty
    • 2. a flat fish
  16. scuffle
    fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters
  17. wheeze
    • breathing with difficulty and making whistling sound
    • the air was full of ash, and they coughed and wheezed
  18. tug
    • pull (something) hard or suddenly
    • she tugged off her boots
  19. vicinity
    a surrounding or nearby region
  20. bleakly
    If you do something bleakly, you do it despairingly, with no hope and no joy
  21. tussle
    • disorderly fighting
    • scuffle
  22. yank
    pull, or move with a sudden movement
  23. stride
    • walk with long steps
    • He strode confidently across the hall
  24. accustomed
    If you're accustomed to something, you're used to it. Being accustomed has to do with habits and lifestyle.
  25. chivalrous
    • being attentive to women like an ideal knight
    • gallant, knightly, courteous
  26. indebted
    • obligated, beholden
    • I am indebted to my family and friends for their support during all of the moments of difficulties in my life.
  27. cask
    barrel
  28. gibbet
    бесилка
  29. flax
    fiber of the flax plant that is made into thread and woven into linen fabric; лен
  30. forge
    blacksmith furnace
  31. dismal
    • causing dejection
    • the dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening
  32. rampage
    rush around in a violent and uncontrollable manner; riot
  33. connubial
    of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband
  34. missile
    a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
  35. foreshadow
    • indicate by signs
    • augur, betoken, bode, forecast, foretell,omen, portend, presage
  36. squall
    A squall is a powerful, usually brief, burst of wind that usually brings rain or snow with it.
  37. hew
    If you're a lumberjack, the word hew is nothing new. You hew things every day with one swift swing of the axe, chopping and shaping wood.
  38. chap
    A chap is a guy or a fellow — a boy or man who's a friend, acquaintance, or a friendly stranger.
  39. mischief
    Mischief is a word for things that are a little bad or reckless but ultimately harmless.
  40. flare
    A flare is a sudden burst of light. The flare of a lit match in the dark night is strangely beautiful.
  41. garret
    attic
  42. interpose
    to insert between other elements
  43. sulk
    • a mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal
    • grumpy, moody
  44. badger
    Badger is to bother. Persistently. On and on. Without stop. Relentlessly. Over and over. Endlessly. It comes from the name of that chipmunk-like animal that burrows into the ground.
  45. secrecy
    the condition of being concealed or hidden
  46. ashore
    towards the shore from the water
  47. rimy
    • covered with frost
    • frosty, rimed
  48. scramble
    to move hurriedly
  49. ague
    malaria or some other illness involving fever and shivering.
  50. gobble
    To gobble is to eat quickly — really quickly. When you gobble your dinner, you hardly even chew your food

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