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subordinate

lower in rank or position

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stupendous

extremely impressive.

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spasmodic

occurring or done in brief, irregular bursts.

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sundry

of various kinds; several.

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gait

a person's manner of walking.

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hurdle

an upright frame, typically one of a series, that athletes in a race must jump over.

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brow

a person's forehead.

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forerunner

a person or thing that precedes the coming or development of someone or something else.

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apt

appropriate or suitable in the circumstances.

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crust

the tough outer part of a loaf of bread.

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adornment

a thing that adorns or decorates; an ornament.

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concomitant

naturally accompanying or associated.

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hemlock

a highly poisonous European plant of the parsley family, with a purple-spotted stem, fernlike leaves, small white flowers, and an unpleasant smell.

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snarl

(of an animal such as a dog) make an aggressive growl with bared teeth

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startling

very surprising, astonishing, or remarkable.

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to brood

think deeply about something that makes one unhappy

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slant

a particular point of view from which something is seen or presented.

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to breed

cause (an animal) to produce offspring, typically in a controlled and organized way.

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hamstring

cripple (a person or animal) by cutting their hamstrings

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to wither

(of a plant) become dry and shriveled

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heretofore

before now

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splendid

magnificent; very impressive.

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admonition

an act or action of admonishing; authoritative counsel or warning

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contempt

the feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn

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inasmuch as

to the extent that; insofar as.

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to covet

yearn to possess or have (something).

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cord

long thin flexible string or rope made from several twisted strands.

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superintendent

a person who manages or superintends an organization or activity.

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to germinate

(of a seed or spore) begin to grow and put out shoots after a period of dormancy.

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subsequent

coming after something in time; following.

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to probe

physically explore or examine (something) with the hands or an instrument.

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dazzling

extremely bright, especially so as to blind the eyes temporarily

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to endow

give or bequeath an income or property to (a person or institution).

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to spur on

to prompt or encourage someone

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to corroborate

confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding)

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to console

comfort (someone) at a time of grief or disappointment.

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dissension

disagreement that leads to discord.

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borne

carried or transported by.

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to quarrel

have an angry argument or disagreement.

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( in ) vain

producing no result; useless.

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latent

(of a quality or state) existing but not yet developed or manifest; hidden; concealed

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squarely

directly, without deviating to one side.

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to pool

(of two or more people or organizations) put (money or other assets) into a common fund.

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conduct

the action or manner of managing an activity or organization.

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foregoing

just mentioned or stated; preceding.

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foremost

most prominent in rank, importance, or position.

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to weave

form (fabric or a fabric item) by interlacing long threads passing in one direction with others at a right angle to them.

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appalling

awful; terrible

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stricken

seriously affected by an undesirable condition or unpleasant feeling.

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news butcher

a person selling refreshments, newspapers, and other items on a train or in a stadium or theater.

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chasm

a deep fissure in the earth, rock, or another surface.

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roaster

a container, oven, furnace, or apparatus for roasting something.

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brook

a small stream

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stalk

the main stem of a herbaceous plant

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ragged

having a rough, irregular, or uneven surface, edge, or outline

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hindrance

a thing that provides resistance, delay, or obstruction to something or someone.

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penitentiary

a prison for people convicted of serious crimes.

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admission

a statement acknowledging the truth of something.

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tuberculosis

an infectious bacterial disease characterized by the growth of nodules (tubercles) in the tissues, especially the lungs.

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rout

defeat and cause to retreat in disorder.

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dreaded

regarded with great fear or apprehension

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shackles

a pair of fetters connected together by a chain, used to fasten a prisoner's wrists or ankles together.

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germ

a microorganism, especially one that causes disease.

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to will

intend, desire, or wish (something) to happen

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balky

reluctant; uncooperative

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rein

a long, narrow strap attached at one end to a horse's bit, typically used in pairs to guide or check a horse while riding or driving.

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yield

give way to arguments, demands, or pressure.

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budge

make or cause to make the slightest movement.

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waver

shake with a quivering motion.

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rudder

a flat piece, usually of wood, metal, or plastic, hinged vertically near the stern of a boat or ship for steering.

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haphazard

lacking any obvious principle of organization.

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prohibitive

(of a price or charge) excessively high; difficult or impossible to pay.

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reading glass

magnifying glass

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to marshal

arrange or assemble (a group of people, especially soldiers) in order.

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yonder

at some distance in the direction indicated; over there.

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detour

take a long or roundabout route.

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lame

(of a person or animal) unable to walk normally because of an injury or illness affecting the leg or foot.

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meagre

(of something provided or available) lacking in quantity or quality.

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to girdle

encircle (the body) with or as a girdle or belt.

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flivver

a cheap car or aircraft, especially one in bad condition

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plaster

a soft mixture of lime with sand or cement and water for spreading on walls, ceilings, or other structures to form a smooth hard surface when dried.

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hump

a rounded raised mass of earth or land.

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amendment

a minor change in a document.

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to wink

close and open one eye quickly, typically to indicate that something is a joke or a secret or as a signal of affection or greeting.

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eyelid

each of the upper and lower folds of skin that cover the eye when closed.

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fountain pen

a pen with a reservoir or cartridge from which ink flows continuously to the nib.

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resplendent

attractive and impressive through being richly colorful or sumptuous.

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ditch

a narrow channel dug in the ground, typically used for drainage alongside a road or the edge of a field.

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hewer

a person who cuts wood, stone, or other materials.

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disavow

deny any responsibility or support for.

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accord

an official agreement or treaty.

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to scoff

speak to someone or about something in a scornfully derisive or mocking way.

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derision

contemptuous ridicule or mockery.

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surcharge

an additional charge or payment.