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Percussion instrument
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somnambulistic
sleepwalking
reconnoitre
reconnoiter.
dolorous
showing sorrow
diffident
lacking self-confidence
valetudinarian
an invalid.
conge
leave-taking; farewell.
caprice
a sudden desire
cadowerous
hinting of death
adroit
quick or skillful
punctilio
strict observance of formalities
mien
facial expression or attitude
wimple
to ripple, as water.
splenetic
of the spleen; splenic.
pecuniary
relating to or involving money
feruently
having or showing great emotion
imputation
a statement attributing something dishonest
apostatice
abandon one's beliefs or allegiances.
delusive
tending to delude; misleading; deceptive:
saturnine
sluggish in temperament; gloomy; taciturn.
cadaverous
of or like a corpse.
balustrade
a railing with supporting balusters.
vehement
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions
allay
lessen the intensity of or calm
cymbal
percussion instrument consisting of a concave brass disk
incommoded
to give inconvenience or trouble to.
doeility
trait of being agreeably submissive and manageable
appurtenance
something subordinate to another, more important thing; adjunct; accessory.
harlequin
a comic character in commedia dell'arte and the harlequinade, usually masked, dressed in multicolored, diamond-patterned tights, and carrying a wooden sword or magic wand.
efficacy
capacity for producing a desired result or effect; effectiveness:
disrelish
to have a distaste for; dislike.
superannuate
retire or become ineligible because of old age or infirmity
vindictive
having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge.
phlegmatic
not easily excited to action or display of emotion; apathetic; sluggish.
perverse
willfully determined or disposed to go counter to what is expected or desired; contrary.
descry
to see (something unclear or distant) by looking carefully; discern; espy:
deponent
a person who testifies under oath, esp. in writing.
oakum
loose fiber obtained by untwisting and picking apart old ropes, used for caulking the seams of ships.
hypochondriac
a person who worries or talks excessively about his or her health.
apostate
a person who forsakes his religion, cause, party, etc.
preversion
a particular account of some matter, as from one person or source, contrasted with some other account:
ursine
of or relating to or similar to bears
transient
(of a mental act) producing an effect outside of the mind.
remonstrate
to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval.
cuddy
a small room, cabin, or enclosed space at the bow or stern of a boat, esp. one under the poop.
gunwale
wale at the top of the side of boat
centaur
mythical being that is half man & half horse
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