vocab III

Unfledged

immature

Dunnock

baby bird

Parish

A local church community

Hob

head of bed

Bairn

child

Recompense

repay

Wheedle

to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end

Imp

a mischievous child

Vindictive

revengeful

Equivocal

ambiguous

Haggard

careworn; gaunt

Aloof

not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant

Amiss

in a wrong or imperfect way

Curate

a member of the clergy

Pharisee

A person who belonged to a religious party or sect in Jesus' day

Knack

A special talent or skill; ability to do something easily

Reproof

an expression of blame or disapproval

Fondling

any kind of sexual touching of the partner's body

Parson

a member of the clergy

Portend

foretell

Prattle

babble

Flog

beat severely with a whip or rod

Compunction

remorse, regret

Catechise

put questions to or interrogate (someone).

Gable

the part of a wall that encloses the end of a pitched roof

Vociferate

to shout or complain loudly

Slaver

saliva

Execration

a curse

hallooed

to call out

Lisp

speech defect

culpable

deserving blame

Heathenism

barbaric morals or behavior

Expostulate

express strong disapproval or disagreement

Lynch

to execute, by hanging, without lawful approval

Mogul

a rich or powerful person

Altruistic

unselfish

Subservient

excessively willing to yield; submissive

Flapjacks

pancakes

Mire

mud; wet, swampy ground; a tough situation

Discomfiture

embarrassment

Blackguard

scoundrel

dour

gloomy

Saucy

bold, impudent, insolent

Coxcomb

a vain and conceited man

Cambric

a finely woven white linen

Condescend

lower oneself

expropriate

to take possession of

bona fide

genuine

baneful

harmful

brooding

showing deep unhappiness of thought

coquettish

flirtatious

pedagogue

teacher

Psalmody

the singing of psalms

Prognosticate

to predict

Consternation

dismay, confusion

Askance

with suspicion, distrust, or disapproval

vagary

unpredictable action or behavior

imprecation

a curse

perdition

eternal damnation

Sententious

(adj.) self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to use of maxims or adages; saying much in few words, pithy

Munificent

very generous

Averred

declared

peremptory

leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal

avarice

greed

propitiate

to appease

ignominious

shameful

recriminate

make counteraccusations