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exuberant

adjective, full of lively energy or excitement, excessive in size (He was exuberant upon discovering the due date had been augmented.)

2

knave

noun, male servant, a man that is deceitful and sly (he ordered his knave to prepare his horse for the journey.)

3

cogitation

noun, a thought or idea, the act of being in deep thought or meditation (He was immersed in cogitation )

4

blithe

adjective, carefree and lighthearted, without worry (summer was a blithe time of relaxation)

5

cur

noun, an average-sized hunting/working dog with a short coat and was developed in southern U.S., an inferior dog (Her cur nudged her and whimpered softly.)

6

reprimand

noun/verb, a severe rebuke, especially a formal one given by a person of authority, to rebuke (his mom reprimanded him for lying.)

7

taper

noun, a slender candle, reduction of size in an elongate object (she shaked as the light of her taper revealed a phantom looming in the dark.)

8

provender

noun, dry food for farm or domestic animals, food ( I fed my dog a moderate amount of provender.)

9

whelp

noun, dog/wolf puppy, young offspring of a canine (It is imperative that I adopt another whelp.)

10

augury

noun, an omen, token, or indication (I prayed to St. Therese for an augury and I received an abundance of roses the same day.)

11

impiety

noun, lack of dutifulness or respect (he failed to show impiety during the ceremony by coughing obnoxiously.)

12

pomp

noun, magnificent show, parade, a vain display(The children were amazed by the pomp before them.)

13

havoc

noun, widespread chaos, disaster, or destruction (Havoc reigned as anarchy flourished.)

14

perquisite

noun, an incidental payment, benefit, privilege, or advantage over and above regular income, salary, or wages (The business man had a large perquisite that made him superior to his coworkers.)

15

adversity

unfortunate condition marked by calamity or distress ( The adversity of his death caused melancholy emotions throughout the crowd.)

16

revile

verb, to speak abusively to someone or something (He reviled to her as she trembled silently.)

17

brazen

adjective, shamelessly shocking and offensive, loud, made of brass (The celebrity's explicit comments on poverty were brazen.)

18

ilk

noun, family, class, kind, or type (He scoffed and said he refused to be associated with his family's ilk.)

19

insurrection

noun, a violent uprising against authority or government (The insurrection was untamable and wild.)

20

perish

verb, to cease to exist, to die or be destroyed, especially in a violent matter (Those who weren't fast enough to escape the looming tsunami perished.)

21

construe

verb, to interpret the meaning of; to analyze grammatical structure, to analyze aloud (He construed the foreign text with ease.)

22

dirge

noun, a funeral/sad hymn or poem (The widow recited a dirge with glazed, dead, eyes.)

23

brandish

verb, to shake or wave something very threateningly (He brandished at the teenage vandals.)

24

portentous

adjective, ominous, causing awe or wonder, done in a pompous or overly solemn manner as if to impress someone (The phantom was a portentous, looming creature.)

25

niggard

noun, adjective (niggardly), a stingy or ungenerous person, stingy, miserly (His father was a calculating niggard with gray, sharp eyes.)

26

maw

noun, the jaws or throat of a voracious animal, the mouth of a greedy person (The tiger held the gazelle in its maw.)

27

meritorious

adjective, deserving reward or praise (MLK Jr. gave a meritorious, compelling speech called "I Have a Dream".)

28

torrent

noun, a violent, tumultuous, or overwhelming flow, a violent stream of water (The torrent swallowed her and shook her violently."

29

rheumy

adjective, full of a water discharge that comes from the eyes or nose (Her eyes were rheumy and defeated as she looked at the casket.)

30

exhalation

noun, the action of exhaling vapor or air (His final exhalation was silent yet deafening to those who were dear to him.)