Glossary

Dwell- to live or stay as a permanent resident; reside
Ghouls- an evil demon, originally of Oriental legend, supposed to feed on human beings, and especially to rob graves, prey on corpses, etc.
Thule- the ancient Greek and Latin name for an island or region variously identified as one of the Shetland Islands, Iceland, or Norway: supposed to be the most northerly region of the world.
Clime- climate
Melancholy- a gloomy state of mind, especially when habitual or prolonged; depression.
Beech- any tree of the genus Fagus, of temperate regions, having a smooth gray bark and bearing small, edible, triangular nuts.
Luxuriance- rich and abundant; lush
Sautéed- cooked or browned in a pan containing a small quantity of butter, oil, or other fat
Idle- not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing
Jowl- a jaw, especially the lower jaw.
Cliché- a trite, stereotyped expression; a sentence or phrase, usually expressing a popular or common thought or idea, that has lost originality, ingenuity, and impact by long overuse.
Bureaucrat- an official who works by fixed routine without exercising intelligent judgment.
Pretense- pretending or feigning; make-believe
Imprudent- not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash.
Maiden- a girl or young unmarried woman; maid.
Ceres- a pre-Roman goddess of agriculture under whose name the Romans adopted the worship of the Greek goddess Demeter
Bacchus- the god of wine; Dionysus