Tom Walker Vocab

Tom Walker Vocab

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Morass low, soft, wet ground
Prevelant widespread
forlorn desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable
articulate uttered clearly in syllables
balked to stop
pieteously evoking or deserving pity
termagant a violent, turbulent, or brawling woman
askance with suspicion, distrust or dissaproval
celibacy abstention from sexual relations
stagnant not flowing or running
precarious dependent on circumstances beyond ones control
prostrate to lay flat
bittern any of several tawny brown herons that inhabit reedy marshes
impregnable strong enough to withstand attack
incantations the chanting or uttering of words purporting to have magical power
boding an omen for a particular outcome
cloven cleft, split
swarthy dark as in skin
consecrated to make or declare sacred
propitiated to make favorably inclined
obliterate to destroy or remove all traces of
resolute firmly resolved or determined
propitiatory to make favorably inclined
forbore to keep back; withheld
surly churlishly rude or bad tempered
carrion dead and putrefying fish
prowess exceptional valor, bravery, or ability
obstinate firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose or opinion
usurer a person who lends money and charges interest
ostentation pretentious or conspicuous show, as of wealth or importanceachievements
parsimony extreme or excessive economy or frugality
vainglory excessive elation or pride over one's own
expendency tending to promote some proposed or desired object
usurious charging illegal amounts of interest
superfluous being more than what is required; excessive
coffers a box or chest; especially for valuables

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