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1

Solicitude

care or concern for someone or something

I was touched by his solicitude

2

Thimble

a metal or plastic cap with a closed end. worn to protect the finger and push the needle in sewing.

3

Clack

make or cause to make a sharp sound or series of such sounds as a result of a hard oject striking another.

He heard the sound of her heels clacking across flagstones.

4

Sheepish

(of a person or expression) showing embarrassment from shame or a lack of self-confidence.

A sheepish grin.

5

Joust

(of a medieval knight) enage in a sports contest in which two opponents on horseback fight with lance.

6

Wager

n. v. bet.

7

Immense

extremely large or great, especially in scale or degree.

The cost of restoration has been immense.

enormous, gigantic, colossal, monumental, tremendous.

8

Drafty

(of an enclosed space) cold and uncomfortable because of currents of cool air.

Anyone would get pneumonia living in the drafty old house.

9

Lineage

lineal descent from an ancestor.

10

Emerald

1. a bright green precious stone consisting of a chromium-rich variety of beryl.

2. a bright green color.

11

Sphinx

a winged monster of Thebes, having a woman's head and a lion's body

12

Molder

1. v. slowly decay or disintegrate, especially because of neglect

There was a mushroomy smell of disuse and moldering books.

2. n. a person or thing that molds something.

A molder of public opinion.

13

Retinue

a group of advisers, assistants, or other accompanying an important person.

entourage, escort, company, staff.

 

14

bluff

1. n. an attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something

The offer was denounced as a bluff.