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1

Pimple

a small hard inflamed spot on the skin

2

Flank

1. the side of a person's or animal's body between the ribs and the hip

2. the right or left side of a body of people such as an army, a naval force, or a soccer team.

3. v. be situated on each side of or one side of 

The fireplace is flanked by built-in bookshelves.

3

Palanquin

a covered litter for one passenger, consisting of a large box carried on two horizontal poles by four or six bearers.

4

Queer

1. adj. strange, odd

She had a queer feeling that they were being watched.

2. spoil or ruin (an agreement, event, or situation)

Reg didn't want someone meddling and queering the deal at the last minute.

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Ornate

made in an intricate shape or decorated with complex patterns.

An ornate wrought-iron railing.

elaborate, decorated, embellished, adorned, ornamented, fancy, fussy, ostentatious, showy

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Lantern

a lamp with a transparent case protecting the flame or electric bulb, and typically having a handle by which it can be carried or hung.

A paper lantern.

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Enrapture

give intense pleasure or joy to

Ruth was enraptured by the child who was sleeping in her arms so peafully.

delight, enchante, captivated, charm, enthrall, bewitch, beguile, thrill, transport, excite, exhilarate, intoxicate

8

Brooch

an ornament fastened to clothing with a hinged pin and catch.

9

Vault v.

leap or spring while supporting or propelling oneself with one or both hands or with the help of a pole.

He vaunted over the gate.

10

Pane

a single sheet of glass in a window or door.

11

Hoist

raise (something) by means of ropes and pulleys.

High overhead great cranes hoisted girders.

12

Girth

1 .n. the measurement around the middle of something, especially a person's waist.

2. n. a band attached to a saddle, used to secure it on a horse by being fastened around its belly

cinch

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Trifling

unimportant or trivial

A trifling sum.

trivial, unimportant, insignificant, inconsequential, minor

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Amiable

having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner.

An amiable, unassuming felling

Friendly, affable, amicable, cordial

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Unassuming

not pretentious or arrogant; modest

He was an unassuming and kindly man.

 

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Mosaic

a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass.

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Pretension

a claim or the assertion of a claim to something.

Their pretensions to cluture

aspiration, claim, assertion, pretense

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Affront

an action or remark that causes outrage or offense.

He took his son's desertion as a personal affront.

insult, offense, indignity, slight, snub

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Lurch

1. n.v. an abrupt uncontrolled movement, especially an unsteady tilt or roll.

The boat gave a wiolent lurch, and he missed his footing; The car lurched forward.

2. leave an associate or friend abruptly and without assistance or support in a difficult situation.

Wally talked us into taking part in the protest, and then he just left us in the lurch.

20

Eunuch

a man who has been castrated, especially one employed to guard the women's living areas at an oriental court.

21

Chattel

a personal possession, an item of property other than real estate.

22

Sardonic

grimly mocking or cynical

mocking, satirical, sarcastic, ironical, ironic

Starkey attempted a sardonic smile

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Veritable

used as an intensifier, often to qualify a metaphor

The early 1970s witnessed a veritable price explosion.

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scent

1. n. a distinctive smell, especially one that is pleasant.

The scent of freshly cut hay.

2. v. impart a pleasant scent to

A glass of tea scented with lemon balm

 

25

Festive

of or relating to a festival

Parties are held and festive food is served.

Jolly, merry, joyous, joyful, happy, jovial, cheerful, jubilant, convivial.

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Tapestry

a piece of thick texitle fabric with pictures or designs formed by weaving colored weft threads or by embroidering on canvas, used as a wall hanging or furniture covering.

used in reference to an intricate or complex combination of things or sequence of events.

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Bog

wet muddy ground too soft to support a heavy body.

The island is wilderness of bog.

marsh, swamp, mire

28

Foreboding

fearful apprehension; a feeling that something bad will happen.

With a sense of foreboding she read the note.

 

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Jest

1. n. a thing said or done for amusement; a joke

There are jests about administrative gaffes.

2. v. speak or act in a joking manner.

You jest, surely?

30

Sepulcher

a small room or monument, cut in rock or built of stone, in which a dead person is laid or buried.

tomb, vault, burial chamber, crypt.

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Subterranean

existing, occurring, or done under the earth's surface.

Secret; concealed.

32

Stove

an apparatus for cooking or heating that operates by hurning fuel or suing electricity.

There is a pot of coffee on the stove.

33

Gargoyle

a grotesque carved human or animal face or figure projecting from the gutter of a building, typically acting as a spout to carry water clear of a wall.

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Thicket

a dense group of bushes or trees

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Flagon

a large contrainer in which drink is served, typically with a handle and spout.

There was a flagon of beer in his vast fist.

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Bleed

lost blood from the body as a result of injury or illness.

Hemorrhage

The cut was bleeding steadily.

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Tourney

(in a sport of game) a series of contests between a number of competitors, who compete for an overall prize.

tournament

38

Bawdy

dealing with sexual matters in a comical way; humorously indecent.

ribald, indecent, risque, suggestive.

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Wench

1. n. a girl or young woman

2. v. (of a man) consort with prostitutes.

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Brusque

abrupt or offnad in speech or manner.

She could be brusque and impatient.