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wrangle - quarrel noisily; obtain through arguing; herd cattle; N.
latch - fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch
plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
wastrel - waster; profligate
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
uproar - noisy confusion
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares