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1

Bedeck (v)

To cover so as to make showy in a cheap, tasteless way

The tasteless super model bedecked herself with cheap jewelry.

2

Bequest (n)

A legacy, something willed to you

When her mother died, she received a small bequest after the will was read.

3

Penitence (n)

The act of feeling regret for one's sin

Her apology was an act of penitence.

4

Indolent (adj)

Slow, inactive, sluggish

The couch potato was indolent.

5

Pillory (n) (v)

A wooden framework for punishing
To expose to public ridule or abuse

The candidate was pilloried by his opponent.

6

Titular (adj)

In title only

The Queen of England is a titular head of state; she is not in power but is a figurehead.

7

Timorous (adj)

Full of fear

The mouse was timorous as it advanced across the room.

8

Latent (adj)

Present but not visible

They found latent fingerprints all across the crime scene.

9

Wan (adj)

Having an unnatural or sickly color on your face

The child was wan from lack of sunlight and exercise

10

Wallow (v)

To roll about or lie in something.

The pigs wallowed in the mud.

11

Peevish (adj)

Cross, fretful, annoyed

The young child was peevish from lack of sleep.

12

Rector (n)

A member of the clergy in charge of a parish.

We enjoyed the sermons of the rector of our church.

13

Heiress (n)

A woman who inherits.

Queen Elizabeth was the heiress to her throne.

14

Erelong (n)

Before long, soon

Erelong, we will be there.

15

Wherewithal (n)

Able to do something

The young man had the wherewithal to duck as the ball came sailing at him.