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1

Their travels took them to the Bahamas, 'thence' south to Venezuela.

from that place; from that fact or circumstance : therefrom

2

A large and 'boisterous' crowd attended the concert.

noisily turbulent : rowdy; marked by or expressive of exuberance and high spirits

3

The car skidded to a 'halt'.

having a manner of walking that is impaired by a limp : lame

4

1. In the thick, 'fervent' air of a tropical afternoon...
2. A 'fervent' speech that called for tolerance and compassion for those who are different...

1. very hot : glowing
2. exhibiting or marked by great intensity of feeling : zealous

5

The gravy began to 'congeal' in the pan.
The surface of the pond 'congealed' after several days of frigid temperatures

to make rigid, fixed, or immobile; to change from a fluid to a solid state by or as if by cold

6

There is nothing quite so 'forlorn' as a closed factory.

1. bereft; forsaken; abandoned; deserted
2. being in poor condition : miserable, wretched

7

The 'dilapidated' ruins of a large gate...

to bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin

8

As I have 'oft' said, you need to look before you leap

often

9

I will answer his letter 'anon'.

soon; presently

10

Our family enjoyed a 5-day 'sojourn' in the mountains.

a temporary stay

11

A lawyer at the 'meridian' of his career arguing a case...

1. (archaic) the hour of noon : midday
2. a high point, as of development or prosperity

12

'Avast' the ship at once!

a nautical command to stop or cease

13

That statement is completely 'arrant'!

being notoriously without moderation : extreme

14

1. The old fisherman 'toped' as he reminisced his past.
2. A 'tope' is an alternate name for the school shark.

1. to drink liquor to excess
2. a small slender cosmopolitan shark (Galeorhinus galeus)

15

The lottery winner was exhausted after a long night of 'revelry'.

noisy partying : merrymaking

16

The shop is filled with a whimsical 'farrago' of antiques.

a confused mixture : hodgepodge

17

Because of their past crimes, everything they do now will be subject to 'scrutiny'.

1. a searching study, inquiry, or inspection : examination
2. close watch : surveillance

18

The 'incessant' noise from an outside repair crew was a great distraction.

continuing or following without interruption : unceasing

19

His father 'expostulated' with him about the evils of gambling.

1. (obsolete) discuss; examine
2. to reason earnestly with a person for purposes of dissuasion or remonstrance : debate; argue with

20

This may not be such an 'outlandish' idea; in fact, there’s a good precedent.

1. strikingly out of the ordinary : bizarre
2. of or relating to another country : foreign

21

The first, rudimentary, covered the basics of prayer and 'ablutions'.

the washing of one's body or part of it (as in a religious rite)