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Chapter Five

acknowledged · recognized or accepted

administration · officials

attributes · traits

banal · ordinary or predictable

boisterous · lively or noisy

chaos · commotion or madness

commingled · mixed or blended

confront · challenge or face

contemplating · considering or thinking over

convey · express or get across

corroborated · confirmed

cowed · scared or intimidated

craving · hunger or desire

credited · given recognition

cringing · wincing or flinching

decade · ten years

deduced · figured out

deemed · judged or considered

devoured · ate quickly

disreputable · dishonest

enamored · in love with

encounter · meeting

excise · cut out

exclusive · private or restricted

fatuous · stupid or childish

feasible · possible

flagrant · obvious or glaring

focus · concentration

futile · useless or unsuccessful

gamely · eagerly or cheerfully

hazardous · dangerous

heckled · harassed or jeered at

heretofore · up to this point

incisive · sharp or perceptive

inferior · lesser or worse

ingratiate · suck up to

inkling · hunch or idea

insinuate · weasel a way into

insomnia · sleeplessness

intemperate · hotheaded

interrogate · interview or cross-examine

lamenting · crying about

livid · furious

mediocre · average or second-rate

noxious · poisonous or harmful

oblivious · unaware

obsequiously · in an overly flattering or polite manner

obsolete · out-of-date

obstreperous · loudmouthed or unruly

palpable · physical or solid

prevail · win or succeed

queasy · sick or uneasy

quotidian · daily

refurbishment · restoration or renovation

regime · rulers or commanders

relished · enjoyed

remedial · meant for slower learners

reprimand · scolding or lecture

reputable · highly regarded

reverberated · echoed or boomed

scholarly · intellectual

sporadic · occasional or intermittent

stealthy · quiet or sneaky

tolerant · open-minded

truncating · cutting short

uncouth · crude or offensive

unwholesome · dishonest or indecent

vain · proud or conceited

vapid · dull or bland

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