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Scion

A descendant of a notable family or a long lineage

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Elegiac

Having a mournful quality

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Suppliant

A person making a humble plea to someone in power or authority

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Effulgent

Shiny brightly, radiant

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Brigand

A member of a gang that ambushes or robs people in forests/mountains

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Tremulous

Shaking or quivering slightly

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Didactic

Intended to teach

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Suborn

Bribe or otherwise induce someone to commit an unlawful act such as perjury

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Perdition

A state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unpenitent person passes after death

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Incarnadine

A bright crimson or pinkish-red color

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Augury

An omen or a sign of what will happen in the future

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Calumny

The making of false and defamatory statements in order to damage someone else's reputation; slander

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Gall

Bold, impudent behavior

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Circumspect

Wary and unwilling to take risks

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Parry

Ward off with a weapon or attack

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Compunction

a feeling of guilt or moral scruple that follows doing something bad

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Insensate

Lacking physical sensation, sympathy or compassion

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Abdicate

Renounce one's throne

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Recompense

Make amends to someone for loss or harm

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Progeny

A descendant or descendants

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Ahbor

To regard with disgust or hatred

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Paltry

A small or meager amount; petty; trivial

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Fealty

A feudal tenant's sworn loyalty to a lord

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Sapient

Wise

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Sanguine

Cheerfully optimistic

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Adamantine

Unbreakable

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Fructify

To make something fruitful or productive

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Reverence

Deep respect for someone or something

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Putrescence

Decaying, rotting

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Clemency

Mercy, lenience

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Bereft

Deprived or lacking of something