This is what Sunny South Florida will do to you if you go walking, etc.
Vertiginous: Steep, high, causing someone to become dizzy.
Parapet: A low protective wall.
Riverine: Of a river or a riverbank. What context, I wonder?
Pileated: Having a cap like a mushroom. Maybe a hat is what they are speaking of.
Purloined: Steal, thievery