The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

definitions & notes only words
  1. behoove
    be appropriate or necessary
  2. burthen
    weight down with a load
  3. cognomen
    the name used to identify the members of a family
  4. gambol
    play boisterously
  5. imbibe
    take in liquids
  6. inveterate
    habitual
  7. listless
    lacking zest or vivacity
  8. onerous
    not easily borne; wearing
  9. peradventure
    by chance
  10. potentate
    a ruler who is unconstrained by law
  11. propensity
    a natural inclination
  12. psalmody
    the act of singing psalms or hymns
  13. resplendent
    having great beauty
  14. sojourn
    a temporary stay
  15. stomacher
    garment consisting of a V-shaped panel of stiff material worn over the chest and stomach in the 16th century
  16. withe
    strong flexible twig
  17. adamant
    very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
  18. bevy
    a flock of birds
  19. capacious
    large in the amount that can be contained
  20. descry
    catch sight of
  21. despotic
    having the characteristics of a tyrannical ruler
  22. domiciliate
    make one's home in a particular place or community
  23. errant
    straying from the right course or from accepted standards
  24. erudition
    profound scholarly knowledge
  25. fain
    having made preparations
  26. ferule
    a switch used to punish children
  27. furbish
    polish and make shiny
  28. harbinger
    something indicating the approach of something or someone
  29. itinerant
    traveling from place to place to work
  30. laud
    praise, glorify, or honor
  31. linsey-woolsey
    a rough fabric of linen warp and wool or cotton woof
  32. perambulation
    a walk around a territory (a parish or manor or forest etc.) in order to officially assert and record its boundaries
  33. pertinacious
    stubbornly unyielding
  34. pillion
    a seat behind the rider of a horse or motorbike etc.
  35. purport
    have the often specious appearance of being or intending
  36. ratiocination
    the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning
  37. reverie
    an abstracted state of absorption
  38. sequestered
    kept separate and secluded
  39. sloop
    a sailing vessel with a single mast set about one third of the boat's length aft of the bow
  40. stave
    one of the slats of wood forming sides of a barrel or bucket
  41. stripling
    a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
  42. sumptuous
    rich and superior in quality
  43. supernumerary
    more than is needed, desired, or required
  44. syllogism
    reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises
  45. tractable
    easily managed
  46. varlet
    in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood
  47. wend
    direct one's course or way