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Shower of Gold by Welty

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amble
1 use
I heard Snowdie call, and there was Plez, just ambling by with his hat raised, like he was just that minute passing, like we thought.†
ambling = walking leisurely
DefinitionGenerally amble means:
to walk leisurely or slowly
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capitol
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That was just as good a spot as any to show him forth, right in front of the New Capitol in Jackson with the band going, and just as good a man to do it.†
capitol = the main building (or buildings) of government

(editor's note:  This is often confused with capital ("al" instead of "ol").  Capital references the city from which a nation is governed.)
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
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conscience
1 use
Me, I have a little girl to sew for—she was right there, asleep on the bed in the next room—and it hurts my conscience being that lucky over Snowdie too.†
conscience = feeling or appraisal of having personally behaved in a morally right or wrong manner
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recollect
1 use
And Plez, of course, he said, "No'm, Mistis, I don't recollect one soul pass me, whole way from town."†
recollect = remember
DefinitionGenerally recollect means:
to remember — especially experiences from long ago
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Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
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scoundrel
2 uses
Just like he wants us to, scoundrel.†
scoundrel = someone without moral principles
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