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Chapter Seven

abolish · put a stop to

absolve · pardon

abstemious · self-denying

antiquated · old-fashioned or out-of-date

aspect · part or phase

astute · smart or clever

avalanche · landslide

betray · give away

bolstering · giving a boost to

boorish · rude

brilliant · clever or inspired

ceremoniously · formally or properly

clemency · forgiveness

commit · perform or do

consumed · eaten

contempt · dislike

contender · candidate or rival

convict · find guilty

deranged · crazy or insane

deserted · empty or isolated

disconsolate · depressed or sad

discrepancy · difference

disgruntled · irritated or discontented

dispassionately · without emotion

distinction · honor or worth

eddy · gust or current

embellished · decorated

encrypted · protected or hidden with a secret code

ensconce · install

enthralled · fascinated or gripped

epitome · ultimate example

era · time period

extensive · large or far-reaching

fragile · delicate

genially · in a friendly manner

grudgingly · unwillingly

hampers · gets in the way of

haphazardly · randomly or messily

hapless · unlucky

heralding · signaling

import · importance

improbable · unlikely

inarticulate · speechless or incoherent

initiate · start

inordinately · overly or excessively

integral · essential

irreproachable · perfect

lapse · error

lauding · praising

legible · readable

levity · humor

listless · limp or lacking energy

meandered · wandered or zigzagged

mordantly · bitingly or sarcastically

morose · gloomy or glum

mutinous · defiant

newfangled · new or original

nook · corner

objective · neutral

obliterated · wiped out

overwrought · emotional or overexcited

peccadillo · small crime or wrongdoing

pecuniary · financial

poignant · moving or touching

potential · possible

premeditated · thought out beforehand

probe · search or investigation

regale · entertain or please

remotely · the least bit

saccharine · overly and falsely sweet

sinister · menacing or creepy

snubs · ignores or rejects

spontaneously · suddenly or without thought

stern · harsh or serious

taciturn · quiet or distant

tantamount · roughly the same as

trajectory · route or flight path

tremor · vibration or tremble

turbulent · chaotic or restless

universal · common or widespread

unwary · innocent or unsuspecting

unwittingly · unknowingly

verify · prove or confirm

wizened · wrinkled or aged

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