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peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
iniquitous - wicked; immoral; unrighteous; N. iniquity; Ex. den of iniquity
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars
whelp - young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast