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1

Fascine (n)

A bundle of sticks bound together and used to build the walls of a fort.

They used fascine to construct the French fort.

2

Verdigris (n)

A green or bluish buildup formed on copper, brass, or bronze after exposure to the atmosphere.

The statue of liberty is covered with verdigris.

3

Irksome (adj)

Annoying, irritating

Artemis was irksome when she was clawing the chair.

4

Mirthfulness (n)

Joyous, jolly

Their mirthfulness was evident when beating up Santa.

5

Opiate (n)

A drug containing opium or its derivatives for inducing sleep and relieving pain.

He was very tired when he drank the opiate.

6

Sconce (n)

A bracket for holding candles

The sconce on the wall had no candles in it.

7

Mosque (n)

A place of worship for the Islamic faith.

The mosque in Jerusalem is the Dome on the Rock.

8

Frond (n)

A palm leaf

The gardener trimmed the palm fronds.

9

Worsted (n)

Firmly twisted yarn or thread spun from wool

She wore a worsted jacket.

10

Cormorant (n)

A seabird

The cormorant alighted on their ship.

11

Mortify (v)

To humiliate or shame

Malcolm mortified Reese by pulling down his swimsuit.

12

Boorishness (adj)

Coarse, uncouth, rude

They were distressed by his boorishness at the party.

13

Cooperage (n)

A place where barrels are made.

He worked in a cooperage, making barrels.

14

Lieu (n)

In place of

Jesus died in lieu of us.

15

Feudal (n)

The system in place in the Middle Ages where there was a lord over a section of land. The land was worked by serfs.

William the Conqueror gave feudal estates to Norman soldiers as a reward for helping him conquer England.