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ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
preternatural - beyond what is normal in nature; supernatural; Ex. preternatural strength/forces
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
unscathed - unharmed; Ex. escape the accident unscathed
connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
bemused - confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
parchment - writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
ruddy - reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking