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tapestry
n. woven decorative wall-hanging
posy
small bunch of flowers
covet
strongly desire, crave
peevish
adj. easily angered or sulky
nocturnal
adj. of or occurring in the night; under cover of darkness
hackney
n. form of small horse-drawn carriage
embankment
steep bank of earth beside a river or railway line leading to higher ground
dowry
n. gift of money or property to a husband's family at a wedding
rapture
the experience of great joy
livery
special uniform worn by servants or employees
adaptability
the ability to change or adjust to suit a new situation
instinctive
happening without thought, automatically
guile
(n) deceit, cunning, slyness, trickery
spectacle
a grand or impressive sight (can be used ironically)
oriental
of or relating to the East
vex
(v.) to annoy, anger, exasperate
homage
n. publicly shown respect
arrayed
dressed in an elaborate or showy way
uncouth
(adj.) crude or rough in manners or style
whit
tiny amount
grinding
(v) to wear something down by constant abrasion
trinket
a small or cheap ornament or piece of jewellery
anguish
(n.) great mental suffering, distress, or pain; (v.) to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow
hierarchy
n. system of ranking people