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Chapter Four

aberration · irregularity or freak

abode · dwelling or home

abound · are plentiful

abstain · refrain or avoid

absurd · strange or ridiculous

accentuated · drew attention to

accolades · praise or compliments

agility · swiftness or dexterity

amassed · collected or accumulated

angular · lean or bony

arduous · difficult or tiring

audible · capable of being heard

awed · impressed

basking · reveling or indulging

belittle · put down

braggart · someone who brags or boasts

brawn · strength or brute force

buffeted · beat or battered

cacophony · harsh noise

cavernous · huge or vast

compiling · putting together

compounded · made worse

compunction · guilt

conceding · admitting

courtesy · good manners

dabble · mess around

denigrate · talk down to

discomfited · uncomfortable

disheartened · discouraged or dispirited

divulge · make known

domicile · dwelling or home

dominated · been in control

dour · stern or unfriendly

drab · dull or dingy

dramatic · staged or theatrical

ethics · morals or principles

exertion · physical effort

facetiously · jokingly

facilitate · make easier

fanatic · enthusiast or maniac

feigning · faking or simulating

fictional · imaginary

garner · gain or collect

garrulous · talkative

gaunt · thin or bony

glowered · looked angrily

gregarious · social or talkative

heinous · terrible or offensive

horizontal · parallel to the ground

humble · modest or lowly

ignominious · humiliating

immune · untouchable or exempt

imperative · necessary

impertinent · impolite or disrespectful

improvised · made up or ad-libbed

infamous · well-known or legendary

inundating · overwhelming

irreverence · sassiness or cheekiness

isolate · separate

jovially · merrily or gleefully

labyrinth · maze

legitimate · valid or genuine

loomed · appeared or rose up

mimicking · imitating

mischievous · naughty or playful

multifarious · various

myriad · countless

omnipotence · power

ostensibly · supposedly

ostentatious · showy or flamboyant

paranoid · unreasonably suspicious

pertinent · important or relevant

perturbed · bothered or disturbed

ponder · think or meditate about

proverbial · well-known or commonly spoken of

reclined · sat back or lay back

reprehensible · wrong or blameworthy

scorn · ridicule or annoyance

surly · rude or abrupt

surmise · guess

tentatively · cautiously or hesitantly

theorized · guessed or speculated

therapeutic · good for the health

thwart · block

vanquishing · defeating or crushing

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