ginger - the rhizome of the tropical plant Zingiber officinale, remarkable for its hot spicy taste, used when dried and ground in cookery and as a medicine; ginger ale, ginger brandy.

chowchow* - food of any kind

vim - force or vigour, energy

quarter - a person or group not definitely specified

human;        uniform

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.

markedly - in a marked manner or degree.