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scowl
to look at someone or something with a very annoyed expression
hearth
the area around a fireplace or the area of floor in front of it
remorse
a feeling of sadness and being sorry for something you have done
restive
unwilling to be controlled or be patient
quip
a humorous and clever remark
abide
If you can't […] someone or something, you dislike them very much
grapple
to fight, especially in order to win something
mitten
a type of glove with a single part for all the fingers and a separate part for the thumb
regency
a period of time when a country is ruled by a regent
weary
very tired, especially after working hard for a long time
sinister
making you feel that something bad or evil might happen
writhe
to make large twisting movements with the body
ascent
the act of climbing or moving upwards
dispose
to make someone feel a particular way towards someone or something
poignant
causing or having a very sharp feeling of sadness
brooding
making you feel uncomfortable or worried, as if something bad is going to happen
sprawl
to spread the arms and legs out carelessly and untidily while sitting or lying down
leap
to make a large jump or sudden movement, usually from one place to another
flay
to remove the skin from a person's or animal's body
siege
the surrounding of a place by an armed force in order to defeat those defending it
litter
a covered and curtained couch provided with shafts and used for carrying a single passenger
soothe
to make someone feel calm or less worried
gibbet
a wooden structure from which criminals were hanged, in the past, as a form of execution
reproach
to criticize someone, especially for not being successful or not doing what is expected
Demise
Death
acutely
completely or extremely
decree
an official statement that something must happen
consent
to agree to do something, or to allow someone to do something
apprehension
worry about the future, or a fear that something unpleasant is going to happen
confer
to exchange ideas on a particular subject, often in order to reach a decision on what action to take
reassure
to comfort someone and stop them from worrying
accursed
very annoying
portcullis
a strong gate made of bars with points at the bottom that hangs above the entrance to a castle and in the past was brought down to the ground in order to close the entrance against enemies
irascible
made angry easily
fidelity
honest or lasting support, or loyalty, especially to a sexual partner
wager
an amount of money that you risk in the hope of winning more, by trying to guess something uncertain, or the agreement that you make to take this risk
haggle
to attempt to decide on a price or conditions that are acceptable to the person selling the goods and the person buying them, usually by arguing
indignant
angry because of something that is wrong or not fair
vanguard
the part of an army or navy that leads an attack on an enemy
ferocious
frightening and violent
resplendent
having a very bright or beautiful appearance
respite
a pause or rest from something difficult or unpleasant
quarry
one that is sought or pursued
linger
to take a long time to leave or disappear
mislay
to lose something temporarily by forgetting where you have put it
prod
to push something or someone with your finger or with a pointed object
lather
a very upset, angry, or worried condition
sortie
a short, quick attack by a military force, such as a small group of soldiers or an aircraft, made against an enemy position
fiercely
in a frightening, violent, or powerful way
bailey
the outer wall of a castle or any of several walls surrounding the keep
chide
to speak to someone severely because they have behaved badly
regale
to entertain someone with stories, jokes, etc.
remnant
a small piece or amount of something that is left from a larger original piece or amount
laggard
someone or something that is very slow
truce
a short interruption in a war or argument, or an agreement to stop fighting or arguing for a period of time
futile
having no effect or achieving nothing
dismay
a feeling of unhappiness and disappointment
pyre
a large pile of wood on which a dead body is burned in some parts of the world
conflagration
a large fire that causes a lot of damage