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dreary
adj. causing dejection; lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
fain
adj. Archaic 1. Ready; willing. 2. Pleased; happy. 3. Obliged or required.
grope
verb fondle for sexual pleasure; feel about uncertainly or blindly; search blindly or uncertainly
alderman
noun a member of a municipal legislative body (as a city council)
livery
1. (Clothing & Fashion) the identifying uniform, badge, etc., of a member of a guild or one of the servants of a feudal lord 2. (Clothing & Fashion) a uniform worn by some menservants and chauffeurs 3. an individual or group that wears such a uniform
bestow
verb give as a gift; present; "word" a quality on
livid
adj. 1. Discolored, as from a bruise; black-and-blue. 2. Ashen or pallid: a face "word" with shock. 3. Extremely angry; furious. 4. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Colours) of a greyish tinge or colour: "word" pink
relinquish
verb yield to the control of another; release, as from one's grip; turn away from; give up; part with a possession or right; do without or cease to hold or adhere to
sturdy
1. Having or showing rugged physical strength. 2. Substantially made or built; stout: "word" canvas. 3. Marked by resoluteness or determination; firm: "word" resistance.
irresolution
noun. lacking firmness of purpose; doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action
peal
noun a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells); verb ring recurrently; sound loudly and sonorously
hearse
noun a vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church or a cemetery; formerly drawn by horses but now usually a motor vehicle
lumber room
noun a storeroom in a house where odds and ends can be stored (especially furniture)
grate
noun a frame of iron bars to hold a fire; a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air;
gruel
noun a thin porridge (usually oatmeal or cornmeal)
cravat
noun neckwear worn in a slipknot with long ends overlapping vertically in front
disjointed
adj. separated at the joint; taken apart at the joints; lacking orderly continuity
disused
adj. no longer in use
pigtail
noun a plait of braided hair
padlock
noun a detachable lock; has a hinged shackle that can be passed through the staple of a hasp or the links in a chain and then snapped shut; verb fasten with a "word"
ledger
noun a record in which commercial accounts are recorded; an accounting journal as a physical object
deed
noun a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it
wrought
adj. shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort)
kerchief
noun a square scarf that is folded into a triangle and worn over the head or about the neck