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abject

being of the most miserable kind; wretched

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abreast

side by side; in line with ; not behind

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alternately

happening or following in turns; succeeding each other coutinuously

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aquiline

curved or hooked like an eagle's beak

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cajole

urged with gentle and repeated appeals, teasing, or flattery

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collapse

fall down or inward suddenly; cave in

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comport

to conduct oneself in a particular manner

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convey

communicate or make known

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convict

find or prove guilty of an offense or crime

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cower

cringe in fear

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derision

scorn; insult; ridicule

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devastate

ravage; lay waste; make desolate

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dinghy

a small open boat carried as a tender on a larger boat

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drawl

speak slowly with lengthened or drawn-out-vowels

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dreary

dismal; bleak

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excruciating

intensely or unbearable painful

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flurry

a sudden burst or commotion

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fondle

stroke or caressed lovingly

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forlorn

seeming sad or lonely because deserted or abondoned

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frieze

a decorative, horizontal band, as along the upper part of a wall

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gesture

a motion of the limbs or body made to express thought or to emphasize speech

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giddy

having a reeling, lightheaded sensation

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guttural

having a harsh, grating quality, as some sounds made in the back of the throat

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harangue - v.

speak in a forcible and impassioned manner

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hireling

one who works solely for compensation, especially one who performs tasks thought menial or offensive

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imbecile

person who is stupid or silly

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indebtedness

a state of owing something

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irreverent

lack of a due regard for authority

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jest

act or speak playfully; banter

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jowl

the jaw, especially the lower jaw

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lumber

tread heavily or clumsily

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magnate

businessman of exceptional wealth, infruence, or power

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merriment

high-spirited fun an enjoyment

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mingle

to join or take part with others

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miraculous

marvelous; supernatural

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palaver

talk intended to charm or beguile

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platoon

a subdivision of a military unit or a groups of people assembled together

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potentate

one who has the power and position to rule over others

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prededence

the act, right, privilege, or fact of coming before in time, place, order, or importance

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reiterate

say or do again or repeatedly

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revile

to assail with abusive language; reproach

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shriek

utter a shrill, frantic cry

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sobreity

gravity in bearing, manner, or treatment

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stupor

a state of reduced or suspended sensibility

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sumptuous

in a manner involving great expense; lavishly

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superstition

an irrational belief that something unrelated to an event influences its outcome

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upholstered

furnished with curtains, carpets, etc.; luxuriant

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venturesome

disposed to take risks; hazardous

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voluble

marked by an easy flow of speech

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whimper

cry feebly and often plaintively or peevishly