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hostler
1) One who takes care of horses or mules. 2) One who moves locomotives in and out of a roundhouse also : one who services locomotives.
ebullience
The quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts or feelings; exuberance.
coltish
1a) Not subjected to discipline. 1b) Frisky; playful. 2) Of, relating to, or resembling a colt.
tourmaline
a mineral of variable color that consists of a complex borosilicate and is valued as a gem when transparent and cut
grue
(Intransitive Verb): To shiver or shudder especially with fear or cold. (Noun 1): A fit of shivering. 2) Gruesome quality or effect
ostensibly
to all outward appearances
primogeniture
1) The state of being the firstborn of the children of the same parents. 2) An exclusive right of inheritance belonging to the eldest son
sibilant
Having, containing, or producing the sound of or a sound resembling that of the s or the sh in sash.
tester
The canopy over a bed, pulpit, or altar
oubliette
A dungeon with an opening only at the top
penury
1) A cramping and oppressive lack of resources (such as money) especially : severe poverty. 2) Extreme and often stingy frugality
invective
(Noun 1) Insulting or abusive language; vituperation. 2) An abusive expression or speech (Adjective): Of, relating to, or characterized by insult or abuse
quiescent
1) Marked by inactivity or repose : tranquilly at rest. 2) Causing no trouble or symptoms
crenellation
1) Battlement 2) Any of the embrasures alternating with merlons in a battlement
crocket
An ornament usually in the form of curved and bent foliage used on the edge of a gable or spire
aplomb
Complete and confident composure or self-assurance. Poise.
privation
1) An act or instance of depriving. 2) The state of being deprived. Hardship; want.
transfigure
To give a new and typically exalted or spiritual appearance to : transform outwardly and usually for the better
poesy
1a) A poem or body of poems. 1b) Poetry 1c) Artificial or sentimentalized poetic writing. 2) Poetic inspiration
indelible
Lasting. Not able to be erased.
inure
(Transitive): To toughen, harden; to render used to something by long subjection or exposure. To accustom to accept something undesirable. (Intransitive): To become of advantage.