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(n) Words carved into a monument or book.

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Lair

(noun) a bed or resting place. A shelter.

2

ravenously

(adverb) very eager or greedy for food, satisfaction, or gratification.

3

elude

(verb) to avoid or escape by being quick, skillful, or clever.

4

Gibbet

(noun) Gallows. A place people are hanged. A special place where chains/ropes are left after one is killed.

5

impregnable

(adj) To be able to withstand attacks. Not able to penetrate or get through.

6

connubial

(adj) of or relating to the married state.

7

missile

(noun) An object being thrown.

8

larceny

(noun) the act of stealing something.

9

augment

(verb) to increase the size of something.

10

interlocutor

(noun) A person who takes parts in a conversation or dialogue.

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prodigious(ly)

(adj) remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree.

12

partial

(adj) existing only in part; incomplete, has a like for

13

vicarious(ly)

(adj) experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person

14

compassionate

(adj): feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others.

15

assail

(v) make a concerted or violent attack on

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terse(ly)

(adj) sparing in the use of words; abrupt

17

prodigal

(adj): spending money or resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant.

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contumacious(ly)

(adj) (especially of a defendant's behavior) stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority

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omnipotent

(adj): (of a deity) having unlimited power; able to do anything.

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imperious

(adj) assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering.

21

terminate

(v): bring to an end.

22

apparition

(n): a ghost or ghostlike image of a person.

23

apprehension/apprehensive

(n): anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.

24

jovial (ity)

(adj): cheerful and friendly.

25

arid

(adj): (of land or a climate) having little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation.

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disperse

(v): distribute or spread over a wide area.

27

dispel

(v): make (a doubt, feeling, or belief) disappear.

28

diverge

(v): (of a road, route, or line) separate from another route, especially a main one, and go in a different direction.

29

execrate/execrable/execration

(v): feel or express great loathing for

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Livid

(Adj) furiously angry

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obstinate(ly)

(adj): stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so.

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rivet(ed)

(n): a short metal pin or bolt for holding together two plates of metal, its headless end being beaten out or pressed down when in place.