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Victuals (n.)

Food supplies, provisions, esp. for humans

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Smack (n.)

A flavor, trace, touch, of suggestion of something

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Strychnine (n.)

A poison

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Meringue (n.)

A frothy topping of beaten egg whites and sugar or a pastry or cookie made by baking such a mixture

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Milliner (n.)

Person who designs, makes, or sells hats for women

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Appalling (adj.)

Describes something overcome with horror or dismary

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Japonica (n.)

Camellia, woody plant having glossy leaves and white, pink, red, or variegated waxy rose-like flowers

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Breech (n.)

Rear part of bore of gun; esp. the opening and associated mechanism that permits insertion of a projectile

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Creed (n.)

Accepted system of religious belief

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Sepulchral (adj.)

Of or pertaining to a tomb or burial, something funereal or dismal

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Restive (adj.)

Restless, uneasy, stubborn, refusing to go forward

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Alabaster (n. or adj.)

-Finely granular variety of gypsum; often white and translucent and used for ornamental objects

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Promontory (n.)

High point of land or rock projecting into the sea or other body of water

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Ductile (adj.)

Capable of begin hammered out thin as certain metal or drawn out into wire or threads as gold

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Gossamer (n.)

A fine, filmy cobweb seen on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather