Riders of the Purple Sage Glossary

Riders of the Purple Sage Glossary

rustler

an energetic or vigorous person

bondage

tying up or restraining

vicinity

the area near or surrounding a particular place.

winged

shoot (a bird) in the wing, so as to prevent flight without causing death.

molasses

thick, dark brown juice obtained from raw sugar during the refining process

Mormon

a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

outgrowed

stop doing or having an interest in (something) as one matures.

sage

Comprehensive term for a variety of plans used in food preparation as a spice; also a common short terms for sagebrush.

dwelling

A place where a person lives, usually conveys a sense of modest proportions.

rancor

A state of dislike between parties based on a mistrust and usually within the context of a bitter history between them.

knell

A sound that portends the announcement or coming of something significant.

duplicity

The practice of treacherous deception and lack of loyalty.

creed

A code or system of principles or strongly held beliefs.

ravine

A narrow but steep valley usually formed by running water.

imperative

Suggestive of something that is essential and requires immediately attention.

ponderous

Oversized and bulky when referred to material items; long-winded and boring when referring to more abstract concepts like speech or ideas.

Descry

To spot or identify something, usually conveying a sense of great distance between the viewer and the object.

quaint

Fascinating due to the characteristics of it being outdated or old-fashioned.

intangible

A quality that cannot be actually touched, but only perceived.

listless

An absence of energy and a failure to demonstrate interest or zeal.

wane

Slow, meticulous reduction in power or energy.

acquiesce

Reluctantly providing consent to another to take over power or responsbilities already possessed by you.

burnished

Charaterized by the shiny glow of having been recently polished.

calamity

A disastrous event resulting in great distress to those affected.

declivity

A downward slope or large, ponderous bend.

desecrate

A violation of the sanctity of an object considered sacred.

upbraid

A scornful and usually public criticism that verges on humiliation.

magistrate

A civil authority acting as judge usually relegated to overseeing minor complaints and offenses.

lassitude

An emotional state characterized by a lack of energy usually stimulated by a failure to find interest in anything.

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