Glossary of The Plague Vocab
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- Dreary commonplace and often predictable
- Playfully jocular; humorous
- To excrete pus
- Sever or stern in disposition or appearance
- Renounces material comforts and leads a life of austere self-discipline, esp. as an act of religious devotion
- A bell used to sound an alarm
- To scold or rebuke sharply; berate
- To break out anew or come into renewed activity, as after a period of quiescence
- A policy of withholding information from the public. A style in art and literature characterized by deliberate vagueness or obliqueness
- To satisfy (an appetite) fully
- (aka epic) constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic; "epic tradition"
- To break or wrench apart; sever
- To talk idly and at length; chatter
- A masked or costumed merrymaker, esp. at a festival
- A snap or light blow made by pressing a fingertip against the thumb and suddenly releasing it. Something trivial or of little importance.
- Excessive desire, esp. for wealth; covetousness or avarice
- A long pompous speech, esp. one delivered before a gathering
- To speak or write at lenth: Expatiated on the subject until everyone was bored
- The act or process of moistening and rubbing a part of the body with lotion
- A low protective wall or railing along the edge of a raised structure such as a roof or balcony.
- A manual threshing device consisting of a long wooden handle or staff and a shorter, free-swinging stick attached to its end.
- A means of inflicting severe suffeing, vengeance, or punishment. A whip used to inflict punishment.
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