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  1. Bellow
    • verb:
    • 1. To make the loud deep hollow sound characteristic of a Bull
    • 2. To shout in a deep voice

    • Origin:
    • Middle English belwen, from old English bylgian, akin to Old English & Old High German bellan : to roar
    • (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary)
  2. Endeavor
    • transitive verb
    • 1. Archaic : to strive to aschieve or reach
    • 2. to attempt (as the fulfillment of an obligation) by exertion of effort <endeavors to finish the race>
    • intransitive verb
    • 1. to work with set purpose
    • noun
    • 1. serious determined effort
    • 2. activity directed toward a goal : enterprise <fields of endeavor>

    • Origin
    • Middle English endeveren to exert oneself, from en- + dever duty
    • (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary)
  3. Impost
    • noun
    • 1. something imposed or levied : tax
    • 2. a block, capital, or molding from which an arch springs — see arch illustration

    • Origin
    • Middle French, from Medieval Latin impositum, from Latin, neuter of impositus, past participle of imponere
    • (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary)
  4. Incipient
    • Adjective
    • 1. beginning to come into being or to become apparent <an incipient solar system> <evidence of incipient racial tension>

    • Origin
    • Latin incipient-, incipiens, present participle of incipere to begin
    • (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary)
  5. Manumit
    • Transitive Verb
    • 1. to release from slavery

    • Origin
    • Middle English manumitten, from Anglo-French manumettre, from Latin manumittere, from manus hand + mittere to let go, send
    • (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary)
  6. Rife
    • Adjective
    • 1. prevalent especially to an increasing degree <suspicion and cruelty were rife — W. E. B. DuBois>
    • 2. abundant, common
    • 3. copiously supplied : abounding —usually used with with <rife with rumors>

    • Origin
    • Middle English ryfe, from Old English rȳfe; akin to Old Norse rīfr abundant
    • (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary)
  7. Wharf
    • 1. a structure built along or at an angle from the shore of navigable waters so that ships may lie alongside to receive and discharge cargo and passengers
    • 2. obsolete : the bank of a river or the shore of the sea

    • Origin
    • Middle English, from Old English hwearf embankment, wharf; akin to Old English hweorfan to turn, Old High German hwerban, Greek karpos wrist
    • (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary)
  8. Yonder
    at or in that indicated more or less distant place usually within sight.

    • ex. look yonder and you'll see the skyline of the city
    • Origin
    • Middle English, from yond + -er (as in hither)

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