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Chapter Three

abject · miserable

akin · similar

animosity · hostility or ill will

approve · agree or support

aroma · smell

arrogant · proud or conceited

assessments · judgments or opinions

astonishing · incredible or unbelievable

bevy · crowd

biased · unfair or prejudiced

bilk · trick

billowed · fluttered or waved

blanched · grew pale

blasphemy · serious disrespect to beliefs

calculated · deliberate or plotted

callow · immature

caustic · sharp or bitter

clairvoyant · psychic or mind-reading

clasped · held or grasped

congenial · friendly

conspiratorially · sneakily or secretively

convened · met or gathered

cuisine · cooking

curt · abrupt or rude

daunted · frightened or intimidated

debunked · exposed as untrue

defy · disobey or challenge

delinquent · careless or irresponsible

descent · move downward

detain · delay or hold back

detests · hates

disdain · disrespect or ill will

distinct · clear

duplicitous · two-faced or dishonest

ecstatic · delighted or overjoyed

eluded · escaped from

endeavored · tried

exalted · lofty or high-ranking

exasperation · frustration or annoyance

exigent · difficult or tricky

flinch · cringe or start

foiling · blocking or thwarting

forerunner · predecessor

fraud · fake or phony

frigid · freezing

general · common or universal

genius · brilliant person or mastermind

hinder · get in the way of

imminent · coming up

impassive · emotionless

impeding · getting in the way of

implant · insert or place

inaudibly · faintly

incessantly · continually or relentlessly

incongruous · strange or out of place

indifferent · uncaring or unconcerned

infiltrate · break into

inflated · puffed up or overblown

innocuous · harmless

intense · forceful or extreme

introvert · shy person

ironic · opposite to what was expected

maintain · keep up

motivation · reason or incentive

nefarious · evil or wicked

noisome · harmful or nasty

nonchalantly · casually or coolly

obese · fat or overweight

obnoxious · annoying or intolerable

obsessing · worrying or fixating

odious · horrible

ostracized · disliked or did not accept

outcast · outsider

overbearing · bossy or domineering

overestimated · overrated or hyped

pivotal · important or crucial

puerile · childish

queries · questions

rancid · rotten

rapacious · aggressive or predatory

raucous · wild or rowdy

rebuffed · rejected or snubbed

receptacle · container

refrain · avoid

reigned · ruled

repress · hold back or keep inside

reproach · criticism

resigning · giving up or yielding

ruffled · bothered or intimidated

ruse · trick or hoax

scathing · mocking or wounding

scent · smell

solo · alone

surpassed · beat or outdid

surreptitiously · sneakily or secretly

thrive · prosper or blossom

trammel · get in the way of

umbrage · offense

unabashed · unembarrassed or unashamed

vociferous · vocal or enthusiastic

wavering · shaking or trembling

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