anathemas
curses
animadversion
criticism, censure
apotheosized
elevated to the rank of a god
armorial
impressed with heraldic arms
asperity
sharpness
auditor
listener
autumnal
past the prime of life
bedizen
to dress up in a gaudy manner
besom
a broom made of twigs tied about a long handle
blackguard
a thoroughly reprehensible person; a scoundrel
block-makers
laborers employed to lay the blocks for a ship’s keel
bond-servant
a slave
broadcast
widely
cabalistic
esoteric; belonging to a secret order
callous
hardened
charger
a large, flat plate; a platter
chirurgical
surgical
choleric
predominating in the humor choler; hence fiery, hot-tempered, irascible
clarion
a medieval trumpet with a shrill, clear sound
clew
figuratively, a thread which guides one through a labyrinth
colloquy
conversation
common weal
general public
compeers
persons of equal rank; peers
contumaciously
perversely; disobediently
contumely
scornful abuse
cope
canopy
earnest
a pledge
effluence
emanation
eldritch
weird; ghastly
embowed
arched
emissary
an agent sent out on a mission
emoluments
remuneration; salary
epoch
era
evanescent
transient; quickly vanishing
evidently
without possibility of misunderstanding
expiating
undergoing as a penance
expostulation
protest; remonstration
fain
to desire; to be glad to
forenoon
period between sunrise and midday; morning
galliard
lively; high-spirited
gleeman
a strolling minstrel or poet
gripe
clutch
halberds
a weapon consisting of a sharpened blade and a spearhead mounted on a long pole
heterogeneous
composed of many incongruous elements
hither side
near side
imperatively
commandingly
indefeasible
impossible to render void or do away with
indue
clothe
In fine
in short, in conclusion
in good sooth
in honest truth
intervolutions
intertwined coils
irrefragable
undeniable
joint-stool
a stool whose parts are fixed together with pegged mortise-and-tenon joints
leech
physician
ligaments
bonds
malefactresses
a female malefactor; a heinous criminal
meridian
noon
ministrations
the act of administrating something, usually medicine, to a person
nugatory
without value or importance
palliate
mitigate
panoply
a complete suit of armour
Peradventure
perhaps
peremptory
precluding doubt or refusal
periods
grammatically complete and harmoniously composed sentences
phantasmagoric
entailing a hallucinatory vision of shifting, rapidly transforming images
physiognomy
face; facial features
plashy
marshy; boggy
potentate
an all-powerful ruler
probity
strong moral character
protection
a pass allowing the holder to travel safely
rheumatic
sodden with rheum, or mucus
sagamores
supreme chiefs of Native American tribes
schooner
a fore-and-aft rigged sailing vessel with at least two masts
sedulous
careful; diligent
sentinel
a military guard
serf
a bondman whose enslavement to his master is limited by law or custom
sexton
an officer responsible for taking care of the church and its cemetery
ship-chandlers
dealers in ship supplies and equipment
simples
medicines composed of only one ingredient, usually a herb or plant
slop-sellers
clothiers who sold coarse ready-made clothes, or slops, to tradesmen and sailors
somniferous
sleep-inducing
straitly
closely; strictly
stripes
lashes of the whip
stucco
type of coarse plaster used to cover the exterior of houses
subtile
abstruse or treacherous
tide-waiters
a custom house officer who met the incoming ships and ensured they abided by regulations
town-beadle
an official responsible for maintaining order
trow
trust; believe
vicissitude
change; mutation
wottest
know
zenith
the point of the celestial sphere directly above the observer