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Shrew or termagant (n)

A harsh-tempered or overbearing woman

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Feign (v)

To pretend to be affected by something

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Woo (v)

To try to gain someone's love especially with a view on marriage

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Dowry (n)

Property or money brought by a bride to her husband on their marriage

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Ruffian (n)

A rowdy person, especially one involved in crime

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Bonny (n)

Attractive or beautiful

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Jest (n)

An utterance intended to be taken as mockery, banter, hoax

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Rail (v)

To criticize harshly, abuse, berate

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Malady (n)

A disease, affection

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Pith (n)

Gist, central point, core, essence

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Din (n)

A loud continuous noise, clamor

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Ply (v)

To practice or perform, develop

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Chide (v)

To speak out in angry rebuke, reproach, castigate, admonish

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Porringer (n)

A shallow bowl from which soup or porridge are eaten

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Bauble (n)

A small showy trinket or decoration

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Suitor (n)

A man courting a woman

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Importune (v)

To press or urge with troublesome persistence, annoy

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Brooked (v)

To stand for, tolerate, accept

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Raiment (n)

Clothing, apparel

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Rogue (n)

A dishonest person, knave, scamp