Gallop

Noun. The fastest gait of a horse, a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously.

Maunder

Verb. To speak in a disorganized or desultory manner; to babble or prattle.

Specter

Noun. A ghostly apparition, a phantom.

Wraith

Noun. A ghost or specter, especially a person’s likeness seen just after their death.

Wallop

Noun. A heavy blow, punch.

Ramshackle

Adjective. In disrepair or disorder; poorly maintained; lacking upkeep, usually of buildings or vehicles.

Augury

Noun. A divination based on the appearance and behavior of animals.

Succor

Noun. Aid, assistance or relief given to one in distress; ministration.

Ululate

Verb. 1. To howl loudly or prolongedly in lamentation or joy. 2. to produce a rapid and prolonged series of sharp noises with one’s voice.

Brine

Noun. Salt water; water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt; a salt-and-water solution for pickling.

Perambulation

Noun. 1. (rare) A survey, a tour; a walking around. 2. (law) An English legal ceremony in which an official from a town or parish walks around it to delineate and record its boundaries. 3. The district thus inspected

Revanchist

Adjective. Seeking revenge or otherwise advocating retaliation, especially against a nation which has previously defeated and humiliated the revanchist party in war. Originally referred to the French indignation over losing Alsace-Lorraine to Germany in the Franco-Prussian War.

Aplomb

Noun. Self-confidence; poise; composure.

Equinamity

Noun. The state of being calm, stable and composed, especially under stress.

Prefatory

Adjective. Introductory, preliminary, serving as a prelude or preface.