The Tall Woman and her Short Husband

The Tall Woman and her Short Husband

gnarled
bent; twisted.
reverted
to return to a former habit, practice, belief, condition, etc.:
flouting
to treat with disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff at; mock:
chortling
to chuckle gleefully.
unvarnished
unfinished, as floors or furniture; not coated with or as if with varnish.
ramrod
a strict disciplinarian;
gesticulate
to make or use gestures, especially in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech.
splutter
to utter hastily and confusedly or incoherently;
officious
intrusive, meddlesome
ferret
seek, pry
deduce
reason by deduction
indefatigable
tireless, inexhaustible
incongruous
odd, incompatible
formidable
of discouraging or awesome strength, size, difficulty, etc.; intimidating:
plausible
believable
deficiency
the amount lacked; a deficit.
debunked
disapproved
plodded
to walk heavily or move laboriously; trudge:
conjectures
guesses
irrefutable
that cannot be refuted or disproved:
microcosm
miniature representation
preposterous
completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd; senseless; utterly foolish:
manuscript
the original text of an author’s work, handwritten or now usually typed, that is submitted to a publisher.
dreads
to be reluctant to do, meet, or experience:
placard
to display placards on or in:
heaving
to raise or lift with effort or force; hoist:
denunciations
an accusation of crime before a public prosecutor or tribunal.
staggered
to walk, move, or stand unsteadily.
scoundrel
an unprincipled, dishonorable person; villain.
smug
contentedly confident of one’s ability,
brandished
to shake or wave, as a weapon; flourish:
flummoxed
confused
prizing
prying
clad
a simple past tense and past participle of clothe.
appalled
to fill or overcome with horror, consternation, or fear; dismay:
cordially
courteous and gracious; friendly; warm:
zenith
peak
gusto
hearty or keen enjoyment,
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