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wildlings
a plant that grows wild or has escaped from cultivation, especially a wild apple tree or its fruit
poacher
someone who catches and kills animals illegally
insolent
rude and not showing respect
deign
to do something unwillingly and in a way that shows that you think you are too important to do it
sheath
a close-fitting covering to protect something
hilt
the handle of a sharp pointed weapon such as a sword
devour
to eat something eagerly and in large amounts so that nothing is left
squire
in the past in England, a man who owned most of the land around a village
insipid
not having a strong taste or character, or having no interest or energy
avert
to prevent something bad from happening
adder
a type of poisonous snake
solace
help and comfort when you are feeling sad or worried
stitches
a piece of thread sewn in cloth, or the single movement of a needle and thread into and out of the cloth that produces this
furtively
behaving secretly and often dishonestly, or (of actions) done secretly and often dishonestly
cooing
When birds such as doves and pigeons coo, they make a low soft sound
swat
to hit something, especially an insect, with a flat object or your hand
gargoyle
an ugly creature or head cut from stone and fixed to the roof of an old church, etc., often with an open mouth through which rain water flows away
loathing
a strong feeling of hating someone or something
shove
to push someone or something forcefully
wailing
to make a long, high cry, usually because of pain or sadness
timorous
nervous and without much confidence
wary
not completely trusting or certain about something or someone
gown
a woman's dress, especially a long one worn on formal occasions, or a long, loose piece of clothing worn over other clothes for a particular purpose
amidst
in the middle of or surrounded by
mount
to gradually increase, rise, or get bigger
amber
a hard, transparent, yellowish-brown substance that was formed in ancient times from resin (= a substance produced by trees) and is used in jewellery
ruminate
to think carefully and for a long period about something
alas
used to express sadness or feeling sorry about something
repulsive
extremely unpleasant or unacceptable
sullen
angry and unwilling to smile or be pleasant to people
scarcely
only just or almost not
coil
a length of rope, hair, or wire, arranged into a series of circles, one above the other
conjecture
n. theory, proposed idea
liable
adj. responsible by law
appropriate
to take something for your own use, usually without permission
amicably
relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation
auburn
reddish-brown in colour
rigging
the act of arranging dishonestly for the result of something, for example an election, to be changed