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laconic

using few words; expressing much in few words; concise: a laconic reply.

2

apostate

a person who forsakes his religion, cause, party, etc.

3

quay

a landing place, especially one of solid masonry, constructed along the edge of a body of water; wharf.

4

rime

Also called rime ice. an opaque coating of tiny, white, granular ice particles, caused by the rapid freezing of supercooled water droplets on impact with an object. Compare frost ( def 2 ) , glaze ( def 17 ) .

5

brazen

shameless or impudent: brazen presumption.

6

cloven

cleft; split; divided: Goats have cloven hoofs.

7

ravel

to tangle or entangle.

8

mutton

the flesh of sheep, especially full-grown or more mature sheep, used as food.

9

siphon

to convey, draw, or pass through or as if through a siphon (sometimes followed by off ): to siphon water; to siphon off profits into a secret bank account.

10

aspen

any of various poplars, as Populus tremula, of Europe, and P. tremuloides (quaking aspen) or P. alba (white aspen) of America, having soft wood and alternate ovate leaves that tremble in the slightest breeze.

11

bevel

Also, beveled;, especially British, bevelled. oblique; sloping; slanted.