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1

Hell-bent

determined to achieve something at all costs.

Why are you hell-bent on leaving?

2

Twilit

dimly illuminated by or as if by twilight

The deserted twilit street.

3

Destrier

a medieval knights' warhorse

4

Perilous

full of danger or risk

dangerous, hazardous, risky, unsafe, 

5

Gleam

shine brightly, especially with reflected light.

Light gleamed on the china cats. 

6

Moleskin

1. the skin of a mole used as fur.

2. a thick, strong cotton fabric with a shaved pile surface.

7

Wardrobe

1. a large, tall cabinet in which clothes may be hung or stored.

2. a person's entire collection of clothes

8

Garron

a small, sturdy workhorse of a breed originating in Ireland and Scotland.

9

Poach

1. cook by simmering in a small amount of liquid.

2. illegally hunt or catch.

10

Sable

1. n. a marten with a short tail and dark brown fur.

2. adj. black

Her long sable hair.

11

Drowsy

sleepy and lethargic; half asleep

The wine had made her drowsy. 

12

Glare

1. stare in an angry or fierce way; stare angrily.

2. shine with a strong or dazzling light. 

3. n. a fierce or angry stare.

13

Hunch.

1. v. raise (one's shoulders) and bend the top of one's body forward.

2. n. a feeling or guess based on intuition rather than known facts. 

14

Sullen

bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy

surly, sulky, pouting, sour, morose, resentful, glum, moody, gloomy, grumpy, bad-tempered.

15

Furry

coved with fur; having a soft surface like fur.

furry creatures in fields

16

Clad

provide or encase with covering or coating. 

17

Cocksure

presumptuously or arrogantly confident.

arrogant, conceited, overweening, overconfident, cocky, egotistical, presumptuous.

18

Shaggy

long, thick, and unkempt

hairy, bushy, thick, woolly

19

Undergrowth

a dense growth of shrubs and other plants, especially under trees in woodland.

20

Unwary

not cautious, not aware of possible dangers or problems.

incautious, careless, thoughtless, headless, inattentive

Accidents can happen to the unwary traveler.

 

21

Insolent

showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect

impertinent, impudent, cheeky, ill-mannered, rude, impolite, uncivil, discourteous, disrespectful, insubordinate, contemptuous.

22

Deign

1. do something that one considers to be beneath one's dignity.

She did not deign to answer the maid's question.

2. condescend to give (something)

He had deigned an apology.

23

Condescend

1. show feelings of superiority; be patronizing.

Take care not to condescend to your reader.

2. do something in a haughty way, as though it is below one's dignity or level of importance.

We will be waiting for twenty minutes before she condescends to appear.

24

Howl

a long, loud, doleful cry uttered by an animal such as a god or wolf.

25

gnarled

knobbly, rough, and twisted, especially with age.

The gnarled old oak tree.

26

Glitter

shine with a bright, shimmering reflected light

shine, sparkly, twinkle, glint, gleam, shimmer, glimmer, wink, flash

Trees and grass glittered with dew.

Crystal glittered in the candlelight.

27

Hilt

the handle of a weapon or tool, especially a sword, dagger or knife.

28

Bob

make a quick short movement up and down.

I could see his red head bobbing around.

29

Scabbard

a sheath for the blade of a sword or dagger, typically made of leather or metal.

 

30

Sentinel

a soldier or guard whose job is to stand and keep watch

A wide course had been roped off and sentineled with police.

31

Slither

move smoothly over a surface with a twisting or oscillating motion.

I spied a baby adder slithering away.

32

Dirk

a short dagger of a kind formerly carried by Scottish Highlanders

33

Hoot

a deep or medium-pitched musical sound, often wavering or interrupted, that is the typical call of many kinds of owl.

screech, shriek, call, cry.

The hoot of an owl.

34

Shriek

utter a high-pitched piercing sound or words, especially as an expression of terror, pain, or excitement. 

Scream, screech, squeal, squawk.

The audience shrieked with laughter.

 

35

Perch

1. n. a thing on wich a hird alights or roosts, typically a branch or a horizontal rod or bar in a birdcage.

2.n a kind of fresh water fish.

3. v. alight or rest on something.

A herring gull perched on the mast

36

Sap

1. n. the fluid, chiefly water with dissolved sugars and mineral salts, that circulates in the vascular system of a plant.

2. v. gradually weaken or destroy

Our energy is being sapped by bureaucrats and politicians.

3. v. dig a sap (a tunnel or trench to conceal an assailant's approach to a fortified place.)

37

Gaunt

1. (of a person) lean and haggard, especially because of suffering, hunger, or age.

2. (of a building or place) grim or desolate in appearance.

The gaunt ruin of the dark tower. 

38

Keening

wail in gref for a dead person; sing a keen.

The keening of the cold night wind.

39

Icicle

a hanging, tapering piece of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water.

40

Crisp

(of a substance) firm, dry, and brittle, especially in a way considered pleasing or attractive.

crunchy, crispy, brittle