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callow - youthful; immature; inexperienced
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
vivid - (of light or color) bright and distinct; evoking lifelike mental images; Ex. vivid red hair/description
lumber - move heavily or clumsily; Ex. The bear lumbered through the woods; N: timber
minatory - menacing; threatening
desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
yeoman - man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer