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plight

plight (n.) A dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation

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disdaining

disdaining (v.) Consider to be unworthy of one's consideration; refuse or reject; scorn

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brandished

(v.) Wave or flourish (something, especially a weapon) as a threat or in anger or excitement

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valor

(n.) Great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle

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disbursed

(v.) Pay out (money from a fund)

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rapt

(adj.) Completely fascinated by what one is seeing or hearing.

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beget

(v.) (Typically of a man, sometimes of a man and a woman) bring (a child) into existence by the process of reproduction

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venture

(n.) A risky or daring journey or undertaking

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surmise

(v.) To guess; suppose that something is true without evidence to confirm it

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wrought

(adj.) (Of metals) beaten out or shaped by hammering

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interim

(n.) the intervening time

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recompense

v.) Make amends to someone for loss or harm suffered

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wanton

(v.) play; frolic; behave in a sexually immodest or promiscuous way

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harbinger

(n.) a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another

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valiant

(adj.) possessing or showing courage or determination

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chastice

v.) To discipline, especially by punishment or to criticize severely

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impedes

(v.) delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder

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metaphysical

adj.) of or relating to metaphysics

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direst

adj.) (Of a situation or event) extremely serious or urgent

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compunctions

n.) A feeling of guilt or moral scruple that follows the doing of something ba

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sovereign

n.) A supreme ruler, especially a monarch

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chalice

n.) A large cup or goblet typically used for drinking wine

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undaunted

(adj.) Not intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger, or disappointment

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augment

(v.) Make (something) greater by adding to it; increase

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prate

(v.) Prattle, chatter, blather

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knell

knell (n.) The sound of a bell, especially when rung solemnly for a death or funeral.