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(n) a cause of pain or distress
cowering
(adj) cringing in fear
fetter
(n) a shackle or chain; restrain
gorge
(v) to stuff with food
infamous
(adj) having a bad reputation; notorious
lament
(n) an audible expression of grief; wail
livid
(adj) discolored; black and blue
loathsome
(adj) disgusting; hateful
murky
(adj) cloudy, gloomy
pilgrimage
(n) a journey with lofty purpose
purge
(v) to clense or purify
relish
(v) to enjoy keenly
talon
(n) a claw
taut
(adj) pulled tight
writhing
(adj) twisting or turning in pain
aghast
(adj) struck with terror or amazement; shocked
amended
(adj) corrected
chagrin
(n) a feeling of embarassment caused by humiliation or failure
daunt
(v) to destroy the courage of; dismay
effacious
(adj) effective
flinch
(v) to pull back from something surprising
heft
(v) to lift up; hoist
ingeniously
(adv) in a way marked by skill and imagination
pivot
(adj) acting as a center around which something turns
renown
(n) fame
reproof
(n) an expression of disapproval; criticism
respite
(n) a period of rest or delay
uncanny
(adj) frighteningly unnatural or mysterious
unwieldly
(adj) so large, heavy, or oddly shaped as to be difficult to hold or use
wince
(v) to spring back involuntarily, as in pain
acquiesce
(v) to agree or give in without protest
assail
(v) to atttack; either with blows or words
depredation
(n) destruction caused by robbery or looting
dissuade
(v) to divert from a course of action by persuasion
dwindle
(v) to become steadily less
ensue
(v) to occur as a result; follow
entreaty
(n) an earnest request
forbearance
(n) self-control
guile
(n) clever trickery; deceit
incumbent
(adj) required as a duty or obligation
ravage
(v) to cause great damage to; devastate
redress
(n) repayment for a wrong or injury
reeling
(v) to fall back
succor
(n) aid in a time of need; relief
usurp
(v) to seize unlawfully by force
caustic
(adj) sarcastic; harsh
covetous
(adj) greedy, wanting another person's belongings
impenetrable
(adj) not able to be seen through
incessant
(adj) never-ending; continuous; everlasting
liberality
(n) generosity or open-handness
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