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growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
skiff - small light sailboat or rowboat
holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
transcribe - copy; write a copy of; N. transcription
secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
calamity - disaster; misery
charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
sullen - silently showing ill humor or resentment; dark; gloomy
ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention