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Liege

concerned with or relating to the relationship between a feudal superior and a vassal.

An oath of fealty and liege homage.

2

Betroth

enter into a formal agreement to marry.

Soon I shall be betrothed to Isabel.

3

Clangor

a continuous loud banging or ringing sound.

He went deaf because of the clangor of the steam hammers.

4

Pewter

1. n. a gray alloy of tin with copper and antimony

The kitchen pewter.

2. n. a shade of bluish or silver gray

Looking back at that pewter sky.

5

Raucous

making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise.

harsh, strident, screeching, piercing, shrill, grating, discordant, dissonant.

6

Satin

a smooth, glossy fabric, typically of silk.

A blue satin dress.

7

Curs

an aggressive dog or one that is in poor condition, especially a mongrel.

mongrel: a dog of no difinable type or breed.

8

Waddle

walk with short steps and a clumsy swaying motion.

Three geese waddled across the road

After seven weeks in a hospital bed, it is normal to waddle a bit.

9

Carcass

the dead body of an animal.

 

10

Lank

(of hair) long, limp, and straight.

11

Crag

a steep or rugged cliff or rock face.

cliff, bluff, ridge, precipice

12

Tact

adroitness and sensitivity in dealing with others or with difficult issues.

The inspector broke the news to me with tact and consideration

 

13

Adroit

clever or skillful in using the hands or mind.

He was adroit at tax avoidance.

14

Motley

incongruously varied in appearance or character, disparate. 

A motley crew of discontents and zealots.

miscellaneous, disparate, diverse, assorted, varied, diversified, heterogeneous

15

Saunter

walk in a slow, relaxed manner, without hurry or effort

Adam sauntered into the room.

stroll, amble, wander, meander, drift, walk

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Sate

satisfy (a desire or an appetite) to the full

Sate your appetite at the resort's restaurant

17

Pout

push one's lips or one's bottom lip forward as an expression of petulant annoyance or in order to make oneself look sexually attractive.

She lounged on the steps, pouting

18

Loin

the region of the sexual organs

He felt a stirring in his loins at the thought.

19

Pallid

(of a person's face) pale, typically because of poor health

20

Regal

of, resembling, or fit for a monarch, especially in being magnificent or dignified.

His regal forebears.

 

21

Deft

neatly skillful and quick in one's movements

22

Groggy

dazed, weak, or unsteady, especially fron illness, intoxication, sleep, or a blow

The sleeping pills had left her feeling groggy.

23

Sag

sink, subside, or bulge downward under weight or pressure or through lack of strength.

He closed his eyes and sagged against the wall.

24

Hummock

a hillock, knoll, or mound

25

Scowl

1. n. an angry or bad-tempered expression

The scowl on his face.

2. v. frown in an angry or bad-tempered way

She scowled at him defiantly.

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Trepidation

a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen

The men set off in fear and trepidation.

 

27

Pavilion

a building or similar structure used for a specific purpose.

a usually highly decorated projecting subdivision of a building.

28

Reconcile

restore friendly relations between.

She wanted to be reconciled with her father.

29

Chafe

(of something restrictive or too tight) make (a part of the body) sore by rubbing against it.

The collar chafed his neck.

 

30

Windpipe

the aire passage from the throat to the lungs; the trachea.

 

31

Fealty

a fedual tennant's or vassal's sworn loyalty to a lord.

They owed fealty to the Earl rather than the King.

32

Beget

(typically of a man, sometimes of a man and a woman) bring (a child) into existence by the process of reproduction.

They hoped that the King might beget an heir by his new queen.

 

33

Tumult

a loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass of people.

A tumult of shouting and screaming broke out.

 

34

Scalp

the skin covering the head, excluding the face.

35

Flint

a hard gray rock consisting of nearly pure chert, occurring chiefly as nodules in chalk.

36

Bailey

the outer wall of a castle

37

Creak

1. .v. (of an object, typically a wooden one) make a harsh, high-pitched sound when being moved or when pressure or weight is applied.

The stairs creaked as she went up them.

2. v. show weakness or frailty under strain.

Stock prices creaked to a mixed finish today.

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Groan

1. make a deep inarticulate sound in response to pain or despair.

Marty groaned and pulled the blanket over his head.

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Cradle

1. n. an infant's bed or crib, typically one mounted on rockers.

The baby's cradle.

2. v. hold gently and protectively.

She cradled his head in her arms.

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Barrow

1. a wheelbarrow

2. an ancient burial mound.

Mound: a rounded mass projecting aboved a surface.