chowchow* - food of any kind
vim - force or vigour, energy
quarter - a person or group not definitely specified
below par* - not as healthy as usual; below the average, normal or usual amount, degree, condition, or quality.
tripleheaded* - threeheaded; hydra - Gr. Myth. The fabulous many-headed snake of the marshes of Lerna, whose heads grew again as fast as they were cut off: said to have been at length killed by Hercules.
quaint - unusual, extraordinary
reconstructed; constrict* - squeeze, cramp, inhibit
quiritary - that is in accordance with Roman civil law; legal, as opposed to equitable (characterized by equity or fairness).
quietude - quietness, stillness
attributive - so-assigned, so-ascribed (by those who essay to assign the authorship of a painting or work of art).
flaxen - with pale soft strawy color (used chiefly of the hair)
chronometer* - an instrument for measuring time conundrum
ambi - - both, on both sides adjacent
floodplain - a flat surface that may be submerged by floodwaters
gauntlet - a glove worn as part of mediaeval armour, usually made of leather, covered with plates of steel.
hough - the hollow part behind the knee-joint in man; the adjacent back part of the thigh height
lore - knowledge
overgrown - that has grown too much; too big, abnormally large
milestone - a pillar set up on a highway or other road or course to mark the miles.
gage - a fixed or standard measure or scale of measurement, the measure to which a thing must conform, an instrument for ascertaining and verifying dimensions.
aver - to assert as a fact; to state positively, affirm.
go stright* - to behave in an honest manner
nonation - strange, remote, out of the way, scarcely known; no-nation place - an out-of-the-way locality.
creamery - an establishment where butter and cheese are made or where milk and cream are sold.
credit - to give credit to, put faith in, believe, trust (a statement, person, or thing).
take one's stand - to declare one's position, loyalty, etc. and be prepared to fight (or defend them).
redemption - the action of redeeming oneself from punishment; way or means of doing this; atonement made for a crime or offence.
hygienic - belonging or relating to hygiene
taskmaster - one who assigns tasks, one who burdens another with labor, overseer.
wheresoever - in any place whatever
backbone - a main support or axis, or chief substantial part; fig. The main or important element.
commutative justice - justice bearing on the relations between individuals and contractual obligations.
tittle - the smallest or a very small part of something, a minute amount.
gape - to stare in wonder or admiration, to stare at with open mouth.
check - to stop (action, growth, exhibition of feeling, and the like), to restrain.
Eustachian tube* - a canal leading from the upper part of the pharynx to the cavity of the tympanum, which it appears to supply with air.
- in a marked manner or degree.