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Affix: to fasten, join, or attach

Bashful: uncomfortably diffident and easily embarrassed; shy; timid.

Bewitch: to affect by witchcraft or magic; cast a spell over.

Blubber: excess body fat.

Bowie: American-born Mexican colonist who joined the Texan forces during the struggle for independence from Mexico. He died during the defense of the Alamo.

Budge: to move slightly; begin to move

Chaw: A chew, especially of tobacco.

Clatter: to make a loud, rattling sound, as that produced by hard objects striking rapidly one against the other

Evasion: an act or instance of escaping, avoiding, or shirking something

Frock: a gown or dress worn by a girl or woman.

Galluses: a pair of suspenders for trousers.

Gaudy: brilliantly or excessively showy

Fidgety: restless; impatient; uneasy.

Frivolous: characterized by lack of seriousness or sense

Gnaw: to bite or chew on, esp. persistently.

hack: to cut, notch, slice, chop, or sever (something) with or as with heavy, irregular blows

Ingot: a mass of metal cast in a convenient form for shaping, remelting, or refining.

Jest: a joke or witty remark; witticism.

Lynch: to put to death, esp. by hanging, by mob action and without legal authority.

Meddle: to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwantedly

Orgy: wild, drunken or licentious festivity or revelry.

Ornery: ugly and unpleasant in disposition or temper

Pious: having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations.

Rapscallion: a rascal; rogue; scamp.

Raspy: harsh; grating; rasping.

Skiff: any of various types of boats small enough for sailing or rowing by one person.

Stanchion: an upright bar, beam, post, or support, as in a

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