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vocab for COTW

TermDefinition
resolved firmly determined to do something
aristocrat a member of the aristocracy
trice in a moment; very quickly
fawn a young deer in its first year
morose sullen and ill-tempered
uncouth a person lacking good manners, refinement, or grace
revelation a surprising and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made known in a dramatic way.
veranda a roofed platform along the outside of a house, level with the ground
perches a thing on which a bird alights or roosts, typically a branch or a horizontal rod or bar in a birdcage
resided have one's permanent home in a particular place
dignity the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect
instincts an innate, typically fixed pattern of behavior in animals in response to certain stimuli
diabolical belonging to or so evil as to recall the Devil
blunder a stupid or careless mistake
scarlet scarlet is a brilliant red color with a tinge of orange
courier a messenger who transports goods or documents, in particular
intentness firmly or steadfastly fixed or directed, as the eyes or mind
forlorn pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely
primeval of or relating to the first age or ages, especially of the world
surged (of a crowd or a natural force) move suddenly and powerfully forward or upward
brute a savagely violent person or animal
fang a large, sharp tooth, especially a canine tooth of a dog or wolf
poise graceful and elegant bearing in a person
abjectly utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched
potent having great power, influence, or effect
shirked avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility)
conclusive (of evidence or argument) serving to prove a case; decisive or convincing
jugular of the neck or throat
mates each of a pair of birds or other animals
perplexed completely baffled; very puzzled
cell a small room in which a prisoner is locked up or in which a monk or nun sleeps
jaded tired, bored, or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something
shorn a past participle of shear
recital the performance of a program of music by a solo instrumentalist or singer or by a small group
fatigue extreme tiredness, typically resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness
slovenly untidy especially in personal appearance
implore beg someone earnestly or desperately to do something
cherish protect and care for lovingly
mongrel a dog of no definable type or breed
chronic persisting for a long time or constantly recurring
abundance a very large quantity of something
stately having a dignified, unhurried, and grand manner
keenest sharp or penetrative
lope run or move with along your side
quest a long or arduous search for something
vigil a period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep
romp play roughly and energetically
melancholy a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause
exploit make full use of and derive benefit from (a resource)
wiliness shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
Created by: mikeyswife1999