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an area of soft, wet ground; marsh

morass

1

common

prevalent

2

clearly defined; distinct

articulate

3

frustrated or blocked

balked

4

with distrust or disapproval

askance

5

the state of being unmarried

celibacy

6

soft, wet ground that one's feet sink into; social or emotional difficulties

quaqmires

7

not capable of being entered by force or captured

impregnable

8

mixed up; confused

confounded

9

feeding on the flesh of dead animals

carrion

10

extraordinary ability or skill

prowess

11

to take by force or threats

extort

12

thriftiness; stinginess; miserliness

parsimony

13

showiness; pretentiousness

ostentation

14

boastful conceit; vanity

vainglory

15

something useful for acheiving a purpose

expediency

16

abusive; quarrelsome

termagant

17

protagonist of a play, short story, or novel who has the converse of most of the traditional attributes of the hero

antihero

18

pen name; alternate name

pseudonym

19

flexible

malleable

20

warlike

martial

21

a private lecture given by a wife to her husband

curtain lecture

22

diligence

assiduity

23

loose breaches

galligaskins

24

red, rosy

rubicund

25

a scold; shrew

virago

26

inspiring admiration

august

27

drank heartily

quaffed

28

revelers

roisters

29

confused

addled

30

exemption from punishment, penalty, consequence, or harm

impunity