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a slander
a false, spoken statement about someone which damages that person's reputation, or the making of such a statement
a spinster
a woman who is not married, esp. a woman who is no longer young and seems unlikely ever to marry
to gush
to flow or pour out suddenly in large amounts
to swagger
to walk, esp. with a swinging movement, in a way that shows that you are confident and think you are important
rave or determined
a yokel
a person who lives in an area far from cities, is not familiar with city ways
a chaperon
an older person who is present at a social event to encourage correct behavior
to fling
to throw something or someone suddenly and with a lot of force
willing to do something, esp something different, new, or slightly dangerous (adj.)
to get wind of
to learn a piece of information, esp. when it has been a secret
to blow over
to pass by or to end
things that you have with you when you go somewhere or take part in a particular activity (plural, no article)
a beaker
a wide glass container with a flat bottom and an edge for pouring, used in science laboratories
a stance
a way of standing
to draw on
to take money from a bank account by writing a cheque
a rearguard
the people who are the last in a row or group, especially in a military situation (sg.)
a ploughman
plowman; a man whose job is to control a plough pulled by a horse or an ox
unusual or strange; not ordinary
to run the gauntlet
to experience a difficult situation, for example a lot of questions, criticism, or attacks