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hew - cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
missive - letter; written statement; CF. sent
waggish - humorous; mischievous; tricky
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
gnarled - twisted
indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
nubile - marriageable; of marriageable age; CF. connubial
cadaver - corpse; dead human body