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moors

a tract of open uncultivated upland; a hearth; grasslands unusable for farmland; boggy areas

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sough

a moaning, whistling, or rushing sound as made by the wind in the trees or the sea

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plinth

a heavy base supporting a statue or vase

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exasperation

a feeling of intense irritation or annoyance

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jeeringly

in a way that involves laughing or shouting insults at someone to show that you have no respect for them

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incredulity

the state of being unwilling or unable the believe something

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perilous

full of danger or risk

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8

inarticulate

without or deprived of the use of speech or word

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obtuseness

the quality of being stupid and slow to understand, or unwilling to try to understand

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10

incantation

a ritual reciting of words believed to have a magical effect

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impervious

unable to be affected

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discursive

passing aimlessly from one subject to another, digressive; rambling

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slug

a slow, lazy person

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improviation

a performance given extempore without planning or preparation

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ludicrous

so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; ridiculous

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sanctity

holiness, saintliness, or godliness

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iridescent

showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles

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parody

an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect

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effigy

a sculpture or model of a person

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funk

a cowering or flinching through fear, panic

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leviathan

a sea monster; a thing that is very large or powerful

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interminable

tiresomely long; seemingly without end

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brandishing

wave or flourish (something, especially a weapon) as a threat or in anger or excitement

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daunting

seems difficult to deal with in anticipation; intimidating

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tempestuously

characterized by violent emotions or behavior

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demure

shy or modest, often in a playful or provocative way

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lamentably

in a very disappointing way

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expansively

marked by delusions of self-importance

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tremulously

quivering as from weakness or fear

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diffidently

hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self-confidence

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constrainedly

forced, compelled, or obliged

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guano

the excrement of seabirds and bats, used as fertilizer

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exulting

feeling or showing elation or jubilation

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somberly

in a way that is serious, sad, and without humor or entertainment

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mutinously

in a way that shows you will not, or do not want to, obey the orders of somebody in authority

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contemptuously

in a scornful way that shows disdain

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derisive

expressing contempt or ridicule

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demented

driven to behave irrationally due to anger, distress, or excitement

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