statute: a written law passed by a legislative body.
self-propelled: moving or able to move without external propulsion or agency.
exasperated: intensely irritated and frustrated.
shrill: (of a voice or sound) high-pitched and piercing.
muffler: a part of a motor vehicle’s exhaust system, serving to muffle the sound of the vehicle. a scarf or wrap is worn around the neck and face for warmth.
interlace: cross or be crossed intricately together; interweave.
contraband: imported or exported illegally, either in defiance of a total ban or without payment of duty.
mower: a machine used for cutting grass, a person who cuts grass with a mower.
lawnmower: a machine for cutting the grass on a lawn.
push one’s luck: take a risk on the assumption that one will continue to be successful or in favor.
wreck: the destruction of a ship at sea; a shipwreck.
gracious: courteous, kind, and pleasant.
lanyard: a rope threaded through a pair of deadeyes, used to adjust the tension in the rigging of a sailing vessel.
evicted: expel (someone) from a property, especially with the support of the law.