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horseplay
rough or boisterous play
tremulous
characterized by or affected with trembling or tremors
prelude
an introductory performance, action, or event preceding and preparing for the principal or a more important matter;a musical section or movement introducing the theme or chief subject (as of a fugue or suite) or serving as an introduction to an opera or oratorio;an opening voluntary; a separate concert piece usually for piano or orchestra and based entirely on a short motif
wantonness
undisciplined, unruly b: playfully mean or cruel : mischievous
lucid
suffused with light : luminous;translucent;having full use of one's faculties : sane; clear to the understanding : intelligible
certitude
the state of being or feeling certain; certainty of act or event
rivulet
a small stream
rapture
an expression or manifestation of ecstasy or passion
sentry
guard, watch;a soldier standing guard at a point of passage
entrench
to place within or surround with a trench especially for defense ;to place (oneself) in a strong defensive position; to establish solidly
profane
to treat (something sacred) with abuse, irreverence, or contempt : desecrate
downs
an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil —usually used in plurala sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England,
squall
to cry out raucously : scream; to utter in a strident voice
amid
in or into the middle of : surrounded by : among
dovetail
something resembling a dove's tail; especially : a flaring tenon and a mortise into which it fits tightly making an interlocking joint between two pieces (as of wood)
delve
to dig or labor with or as if with a spade
ecstasy
a state of being beyond reason and self-control
hart
the male of the red deer especially when over five years old
quaint
unusual or different in character or appearance
tumult
disorderly agitation or milling about of a crowd usually with uproar and confusion of voices : commotion;a turbulent uprising : riot;hubbub, din; violent agitation of mind or feelings ;a violent outburst
pallid
deficient in color : wan;lacking sparkle or liveliness : dull
incertitude
uncertainty : a: absence of assurance or confidence : doubt
sundering
to break apart or in two : separate by or as if by violence or by intervening time or space;to become parted, disunited, or severed
squalor
the quality or state of being squalid
arras
a tapestry of Flemish origin used especially for wall hangings and curtains ; a wall hanging or screen of tapestry
abase
to lower in rank, office, prestige, or esteem
cerement
a shroud for the dead
traverse
something that crosses or lies across
ordination
the act of: to invest officially (as by the laying on of hands) with ministerial or priestly authority;to establish or order by appointment, decree, or law : enact;destine, foreordain; to issue an order
cyclic
of, relating to, or being a cycle b: moving in cycles c: of, relating to, or being a chemical compound containing a ring of atoms
livid
discolored by bruising : black-and-blue;ashen, pallid;reddish ;very angry : enraged
wane
to decrease in size, extent, or degree : dwindle : as a: to diminish in phase or intensity —used chiefly of the moon, other satellites, and inferior planets b: to become less brilliant or powerful : dim c: to flow out : ebb
jetsam
: the part of a ship, its equipment, or its cargo that is cast overboard to lighten the load in time of distress and that sinks or is washed ashore
subterfuge
deception by artifice or stratagem in order to conceal, escape, or evade
rude
being in a rough or unfinished state : crude ;natural, raw
azure
the blue color of the clear sky ; the heraldic color blue;the unclouded sky
infrahuman
less or lower than human
resounding
producing or characterized by resonant sound : resonating;impressively sonorous; emphatic, unequivocal
impalpable
incapable of being felt by touch : intangible
shod
wearing footgear (as shoes);equipped with tires;furnished or equipped with a shoe
wayward
following one's own capricious, wanton, or depraved inclinations; ungovernable;following no clear principle or law : unpredictable;opposite to what is desired or expected : untoward
cadence
a rhythmic sequence or flow of sounds in language; the beat, time, or measure of rhythmical motion or activity; a falling inflection of the voice; concluding and usually falling strain;a musical chord sequence moving to a harmonic close or point of rest and giving the sense of harmonic completion;the modulated and rhythmic recurrence of a sound especially in nature
parry
to ward off a weapon or blow ;to evade or turn aside something ;to ward off (as a blow);to ward off (as a blow)
prose
the ordinary language people use in speaking or writing ;a literary medium distinguished from poetry especially by its greater irregularity and variety of rhythm and its closer correspondence to the patterns of everyday speech; a prosaic style, quality, or condition
languor
weakness or weariness of body or mind
uncouth
archaic : not known or not familiar to one : seldom experienced : uncommon, rare; obsolete : mysterious, uncanny;strange or clumsy in shape or appearance : outlandish; lacking in polish and grace : rugged ;awkward and uncultivated in appearance, manner, or behavior : rude
embittering
to excite bitter feelings in;to make bitter
nebulous
of, relating to, or resembling a nebula;indistinct, vague
russet
coarse homespun usually reddish-brown cloth ;a reddish brown ;any of various apples having rough russet-colored skins ;a usually large elongated potato especially suited for baking
vesture
covering garment (as a robe or vestment
marshall
a high official in the household of a medieval king, prince, or noble originally having charge of the cavalry but later usually in command of the military forces ;a person who arranges and directs the ceremonial aspects of a gathering;to place in proper rank or position;to bring together and order in an appropriate or effective way
suffused
to spread over or through in the manner of fluid or light : flush, fill
scrupulously
having moral integrity : acting in strict regard for what is considered right or proper;punctiliously exact : painstaking
sufferance
patient endurance
elfin
of, relating to, or produced by an elf; resembling an elf especially in its tiny size;having an otherworldly or magical quality or charm
anoint
to smear or rub with oil or an oily substance;to apply oil to as a sacred rite especially for consecration; to choose by or as if by divine election;to designate as if by a ritual anointment
askance
with a side-glance : obliquely;with disapproval or distrust : scornfully
banter
to speak to or address in a witty and teasing manner
artificer
a skilled or artistic worker or craftsman
contrite
feeling or showing sorrow and remorse for a sin or shortcoming
dapple
any of numerous usually cloudy and rounded spots or patches of a color or shade different from their background;to mark with dapples
embay
to trap or catch in or as if in a bay
recede
to move back or away : withdraw;to slant backward;to grow less or smaller : diminish, decrease

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