hereditary* - coming to one from one's precursors in national or physical life.
coerce - to compel or force to do anything; to enforce or effect by compulsion course
horologium* - a dial, clock, or chronometer
maggot - a whimsical or perverse fancy, a crotchet
trope - a figure of speech which consists in the use of a word or phrase in a sense other than that which is proper to it; also, in casual use, a figure of speech; figurative language.
custodian - one who has the custody of a thing or person; a guardian, keeper.
fed up - sated to the point of disgust, bored beyond endurance
rusty - having the colour of rust, of a (disagreeable) light reddish brown.
bleak - cold, chilly; fig. Cheerless, dreary
verbally* - in or with (mere) words, without accompanying action or reality.
compulsed* - compelled, forced
noted - that is specially noticed, observed, or marked; distinguished, celebrated, famous.
subside* - to sink down, fall to the bottom, precipitate
spit - a small, low point or tongue of land, projecting into the water; a long narrow reef, shoal, or sandbank extending from the shore.
clog - a shoe with a thick wooden sole protected by a rim of metal, worn in the north.
tithe - tenth; a tenth part (of anything)
dearth - a condition in which food is scarce and dear; fig. and transf. Scarcity of anything, material or immaterial.
miraculous - so extraordinary as to appear supernatural; marvellous, astonishing.
meddle - the action, or an act, of meddling or interfering
expend - expenditure; consideration; consumption expanding
franking machine - an officially authorized machine, introduced by the British Post Office in 1922, used by large concerns for 'stamping' letters, etc., with a sign (in lieu of an affixed postage stamp); it simultaneously records the cost of postage (this being periodically checked and collected by the Post Office).
belated - overtaken by lateness of the night, overtaken by darkness, benighted; detained beyond the usual time, coming or staying too late.
patly - in a manner that fits or agrees to a nicety with the purpose or occasion, aptly; in the very nick of time, opportunely.
toothpick; tootle - speech or writing of more sound than sense; verbiage, twaddle.
tact - ready and delicate sense of what is fitting and proper in dealing with others, so as to avoid giving offence, or win good will.
down in the dumps* - sad and discouraged; damper - something that damps or depresses the spirits, etc.
benison - blessing, beatitude
Barbe - respectful title given by the Vaudois to their teachers
mostly - for the most part; in the main
whimper - to utter a feeble, whining, broken cry, as a child about to burst into tears; to make a low complaining sound.
fondle - to handle or treat with fondness, to caress
cowheel - the foot of a cow or ox stewed so as to form a jelly; the dish prepared from this.
cuff - an ornamental part at the bottom of a sleeve, consisting of a fold of the sleeve itself turned back, a band of linen, lace, etc. sewed on, or the like; also, the corresponding part of a shirt-sleeve, or a separate band of linen or other material worn round the wrist so as to appear under the sleeve.
sabbath - a time or period of rest; a cessation from labour, trouble, pain and the like.
mire - a piece of wet, swampy ground miles
mass - the Eucharistic service
chaplet - a wreath for the head, usually a garland of flowers or leaves, also of gold, precious stones, etc.; chapel - a place of public worship of the established Church, subordinate to, or dependent upon, the church of the parish, the accommodation supplied by which it in some way supplements.
pedestrian* - one who goes or travels on foot, a walker
answerer - one who replies to a question or appeal
veriest - superlative of very
recession* - the action of receding, retiring, or departing, in various transf. or fig. senses.