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credence (n)

belief as to the truth of something: to give credence to a claim.

2

fracas (n)

a noisy, disorderly disturbance or fight; riotous brawl; uproar.

3

namesake (n)

a person named after another.

4

steeple (n)

an ornamental construction, usually ending in a spire, erected on a roof or tower of a church, public building, etc.

5

highland (n)

an elevated region; plateau: He moved to a highland far from the river.

6

harrow (n)

an agricultural implement with spikelike teeth or upright disks, drawn chiefly over plowed land to level it, break up clods, root up weeds, etc.

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fallow (adj)

(of land) plowed and left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated.

8

apiece (adv)

for each piece, thing, or person; for each one; each: We ate an orange apiece. The cakes cost a dollar apiece.

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conceit (n)

an excessively favorable opinion of one's own ability, importance, wit, etc.

10

wry (adj)

produced by a distortion or lopsidedness of the facial features: a wry grin.

11

rye (n)

the seeds or grain of this plant, used for making flour and whiskey, and as a livestock feed.

12

awl (n)

a pointed instrument for piercing small holes in leather, wood, etc.

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oar (n)

a long shaft with a broad blade at one end, used as a lever for rowing or otherwise propelling or steering a boat.