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pitched
Sloping and not flat.
plod
To walk taking slow steps, as if your feet are heavy.
revere
To very much respect and admire someone or something.
ruffian
A violent, wild, and unpleasant person, usually a man.
sanguine
(of someone or their character) positive and hoping for good things.
scuff
To make a rough mark on a smooth surface, especially on a shoe or floor.; to make marks on the surface of something by rubbing it against something rough
slump
(of prices, values, or sales) to fall suddenly.
whinny
(of a horse) to make a soft, high sound.
whoosh
A soft sound made by something moving fast through the air or like that made when air is pushed out of something.
yelp
To make a sudden, short, high sound, usually when in pain.
gurgle
(of babies) to make a happy sound with the back of the throat, or (of water, especially small streams) to flow quickly while making a low, pleasant sound.
thunderclap
A single loud sound of thunder.
aback
To be very shocked or surprised.
ambiance/ambience
The character of a place or the quality it seems to have.
bloated
Swollen and rounded because of containing too much air, liquid, or food.
caw
The loud, rough cry of a bird such as a crow.
centurion
a military officer in ancient Rome who was in charge of about 100 soldiers
chant
To repeat or sing a word or phrase continuously.
clop
the sound that a horse's hooves (=feet) make when they hit the ground
clunk
A deep low sound made by two heavy objects hitting each other.
colonize
To send people to live in and govern another country.
cricket
Any of various insects of the family Gryllidae, having long antennae and legs adapted for leaping.
croak
When animals such as frogs and crows ___, they make deep rough sounds.
crow
To utter the shrill cry characteristic of a cock or rooster.
discard
To throw something away or get rid of it because you no longer want or need it.
distantly
Far away.
entrails
The intestines and other inside organs of an animal or person, when they are outside the body.
flea
A very small jumping insect that feeds on the blood of animals and humans.
fratricide
The crime of murdering your brother, or killing members of your own group or country.
groggy
Weak and unable to think clearly or walk correctly, usually because of tiredness or illness.
gust
A sudden strong wind.
hoot
A short loud high sound.
latch
A device for keeping a door or gate closed, consisting of a metal bar that fits into a hole and is lifted by pushing down on another bar.
mutton
The meat from an adult sheep eaten as food.
nauseous
Feeling as if you might vomit.
necessitate
To cause something to be needed, or to make something necessary.
oink
(especially in children's books) used in writing to represent the noise that a pig makes.
opportunist
someone who takes every opportunity to gain an advantage and is willing to behave in an unfair way
pang
A sudden sharp feeling, especially of painful emotion.
rasp
To file or scrape with a coarse file having sharp projections.
reprieve
An official order that stops or delays the punishment, especially by death, of a prisoner.
repulse
To push away or refuse something or someone unwanted, especially to successfully stop a physical attack against you.
runt
the smallest and weakest animal of a litter (=a group born at the same time)
shrill
a ___ noise or voice is very loud, high, and unpleasant
sift
To put flour, sugar, etc. through a sieve (= wire net shaped like a bowl) to break up large pieces.
slosh
(of a liquid) to move around noisily in the bottom of a container, or to cause liquid to move around in this way by making rough movements.
sly
Deceiving people in a clever way in order to get what you want.
sniffle
To breathe in quickly and repeatedly through the nose, usually because you are crying or because you have a cold.
splint
A long, flat object used as a support for a broken bone so that the bone stays in a particular position while it heals.
spurt
To (cause to) flow out suddenly and with force, in a fast stream.
swine
(Informal) A person who you consider to be extremely unpleasant and unkind.
swipe
To hit or try to hit something, especially with a sideways movement.
thwack
The short, loud sound of something like a stick hitting a surface.
undulate
to move gently up and down in the shape of waves on the sea
wail
To make a long, high cry, usually because of pain or sadness.
windbag
A person who talks too much about boring things.
barring
Except if a particular thing happens.
beau
a woman's boyfriend or lover
frond
a large long leaf divided into many narrow sections
kelp
a large brown type of seaweed (=a plant that grows in the sea)
dowse
To use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals.
carte blanche
Complete freedom to do something.
thrill
A feeling of extreme excitement, usually caused by something pleasant.
ridge
the long narrow top of a mountain or group of mountains
telling
very important, or having a large effect
imperative
Extremely important or urgent.
bulge
a shape that curves outwards on the surface of something, often made by something under it or inside it; To stick out in a round shape.
cask
A strong, round, wooden container used for storing liquid.
keg
A small barrel usually used for storing beer or other alcoholic drinks.
merlot
a type of red wine
overdue
Not done or happening when expected or when needed; late.
seamstress
A woman whose job is sewing and making clothes.
pinch
A painful, difficult, or straitened circumstance
see to sth
to deal with or take responsibility for someone or something
hop
A twining vine (Humulus lupulus) having lobed leaves and green female flowers arranged in conelike spikes.
malt
a grain such as barley that is kept in water until it begins to grow, and then dried. It is used for making beer, whisky, and vinegar.
taste buds
the areas of your tongue that recognize the flavours of food and drinks
yeast
A type of fungus that is used in making alcoholic drinks such as beer and wine, and for making bread swell and become light.
horseshoe
A U-shaped piece of metal that is fixed to the bottom of a horse's hoof to protect it.
up to one's neck in sth
having a lot of something; Fig. very much involved in something; immersed in something.
nestle
to find a comfortable and safe position to be in, or to put someone or something in such a position
viscous
Describes a liquid that is thick and sticky and does not flow easily.
stage
To arrange and carry out
at ease
without worry or anxiety
underbelly
The weakest or most unpleasant part of something that is most likely to fail or be easily defeated.
patch
A small plot or piece of land, especially one that produces or is used for growing specific vegetation
bay
To utter a deep, prolonged bark.
stray
To travel along a route that was not originally intended, or to move outside a limited area.
worth one's while
to be an activity or action that you will get an advantage from
kit
A set of things, such as tools or clothes, used for a particular purpose or activity.
mongrel
A dog whose parents are of different breeds.
yowl
To make a long, high, unhappy cry, usually when hurt or fighting.
matey
Friendly.
spotted
Marked or stained with or as if with spots
encampment
A group of tents or temporary shelters put in one place.
stretch
A continuous or unbroken length, area, or expanse
pry
To try to find out private facts about a person.
saute
To cook food in oil or fat over heat, usually until it is brown.
vixen
A female fox.; A woman regarded as quarrelsome, shrewish, or malicious.
scoundrel
A person, especially a man, who treats other people very badly and has no moral principles.