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Cudgel

A short thick stick used as a weapon

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Gratification

Great satisfaction, reward or recompense

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Impertinent

Intrusive, uncivil, irrelevant

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Intimation

Making known indirectly, a hint

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Joists

Small parallel beams for supporting floors or ceiling

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Lineal

Being in the direct line as a descent

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Mulatto

Half black half white

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Overseer

Supervisor. Manager

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Anguish

Excruciating or acute distress

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Betide

To happen, come to. Befall. Come to pass

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Coopering

To make or repair. Furnish or fix

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Ineffable

Incapable of being expressed or described in words

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Obdurate

Unmoved by persuasion pity or tender feelings. Stubbornly resistant or moral influence

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Pathetic

Causing or evoking pity. Sympathetic.

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Privation

Lack or the usual comforts or necessaries of life

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Providence

The foreseeing care an guidance of god

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Ascertain

To find out definitely. Learn with certainty or assurance

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Barouche

Four wheeled carriage with a high front seat for the outside driver and facing seats for two couples

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Defile

Make foul dirty or unclean. Pollute

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Equipage

Carriage drawn by horses. Outfit of a ship, army etc. collection of articles for personal ornament use

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Execrated

To detest utterly. Boom image. Curse. Damn. Denounce.

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Imbue

To drink. Absorb. Soak up. Take or receive into the mind as knowledge or ideas

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Stratagem

Plan or scheme for deceiving and enemy.

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Sunder

To separate. Part. Dived

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Debasing

To reduce in quality or value

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Homage

Respect or reverence paid.

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Immutable

Unchangable. Changeless

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Scurf

The scales or small shreds of epidermis that is continually exfoliated from the skin

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Manifestation

Outward or perceptible indication. Public demonstration

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Egotistical

Given to talking about oneself. Cain

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Interposition

The act of placing something in between. Doctrine that an individual state of the us may oppose any federal action

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Abhorrence

Feeling of extreme or utter loathing. Abomination. Loathsome

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Vestige

Mark trace or visible evidence if something that is no longer present or in existence. Footprint or track

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Atrocious

Extremely wicked cruel or brutal.

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Lacerated

Mangled. Jagged. Torn. Pained. Wounded

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Odium

Intense hatred or dislike. Especially something despicable

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Festering

To form pus. Cause uncertain. Putrefy or rot

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Offal

The parts of butchered animal that are considered in edible by human beings. Rubbish. Garbage.