ague – malaria or other illness involving fever or shivering

apprise – inform or tell

contumaciously – stubbornly perverse or rebellious; willfully and obstinately disobedient

descry – to catch sight of

execrating – to detest, utterly abhor, abominate

farinaceous – gritty, mealy, starch-like

hale – to drag or draw forcibly

imprecation – a spoken curse

interlocutor – a person who takes part of a dialogue or conversation

lachrymose – tearful or given to weeping

myrmidon – a follower or subordinate of a powerful person, typically one who is unscrupulous or carries out orders unquestioningly

nevy – nephew

ophthalmic – relating to the eye, ocular

rantipole – an unruly, rude, young person. a rakish person

suppositious – based on assumption rather than fact