Ambrose Bierce: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist. Today, he is best known for his short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical dictionary, The Devil's Dictionary.

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  1. embrasure
    an opening for firing through
  2. fixity
    the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
  3. hemp
    any plant of the genus Cannabis
  4. knell
    the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death
  5. secessionist
    an advocate of secessionism
  6. periodicity
    the quality of recurring at regular intervals
  7. efface
    remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
  8. dire
    fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
  9. pang
    a sudden sharp feeling
  10. gesticulate
    show, express, or direct through movement
  11. perceptibly
    in a noticeable manner
  12. grape
    any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries
  13. interminable
    tiresomely long; seemingly without end
  14. ineffable
    defying expression or description

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