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Stave Two

  • opaque -               blocking the passage of light
  • preposterous -     contrary to nature or reason; absurd
  • perplexed -           filled with uncertainty; puzzled
  • endeavored -        try; attempt
  • recumbent -          lying down; reclining
  • fluctuated -           to move up and down or back and forth; to waver
  • supplication -       to ask humbly; plead
  • vestige -               a trace or visible sign left by something lost or vanished
  • condescension -  to assume an air of superiority
  • celestial -              of or relating to the sky; heavenly
  • terrestrial -           of or relating to the earth or its inhabitants
  • decanter -            an ornamental glass bottle for serving wine
  • chaise -                a two wheeled horse-drawn carriage with a folding top
  • avarice -              excessive desire for wealth; greed
  • supposition -       something that is supposed; a hypothesis
  • tumultuous -         an uproar (a violent disturbance)
  • uproarious -         marked by uproar; could be: extremely funny
  • brigands -            a bandit
  • boisterous -         noisily turbulent or exuberant (unrestrained enthusiasm)
  • despoil -               to strip someone of their belongings, possessions, or valuables
  • irrepressible -      impossible to control
  • haggard -             having a worn or emaciated (become very thin) appearance
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