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vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
aristocracy - hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat
suture - stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound
propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep
myriad - very large number; ADJ. CF. ten thousand
demure - (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
rustic - pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person