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Chapter Nine

abort · stop or terminate

abysmal · very bad

accessible · reachable

accomplished · talented or skillful

affable · friendly or pleasant

agitated · restless or disturbed

amended · revised or corrected

amends · peace or compensation

apprehensive · worried or nervous

assumed · supposed or took for granted

benevolent · kind or generous

blatantly · obviously

bridle · get angry or annoyed

conceited · vain or stuck-up

condescending · snobby or superior

curb · hold back

dedicated · enthusiastic or devoted

delusional · crazy or hallucinating

despondent · miserable or pessimistic

dismal · dreary or miserable

dissipating · dissolving or fading

distracted · thinking about something else

efface · erase or wipe out

emblazoned · inscribed or decorated

endured · lasted

extricate · pull out or extract

flustered · tense or uncomfortable

forthright · direct or upfront

fractious · touchy or irritable

fundamental · important or deep

hilarious · very funny

hyperbole · exaggeration

hypocritical · two-faced or deceitful

idolized · worshipped

illuminated · lit up

implying · suggesting

imposing · being a burden or annoyance

inane · silly or stupid

inciting · provoking or stirring up

incredulous · amazed or disbelieving

ineffectual · useless or weak

ingnue · naïve or inexperienced girl

initiate · start

insight · knowledge

intellectual · thinker or scholar

internally · on the inside

intuitive · sensitive or perceptive

invigorating · energizing or refreshing

laconic · quiet or curt

languishing · wasting away

latent · hidden or buried

lax · careless

lithe · flexible or graceful

lumbered · walked heavily

lush · luxuriant

luxurious · fancy or deluxe

magnanimous · generous or noble

melancholy · gloom or sadness

mesmerized · captivated or entranced

overstating · exaggerating

pauper · poor person

perplexed · confused

pertained · related

petty · low or small-minded

pilgrimage · journey

precariously · unsteadily

prematurely · quickly or too early

punctuality · being on time

pungent · sharp or strong

querulous · grouchy or difficult

resolved · determined

subtle · delicate or restrained

tacit · unspoken or implied

thaw · melt or defrost

tinged · tinted or shaded

tolerate · put up with

tranquil · peaceful or calm

transgression · wrongdoing or intrusion

transient · temporary

transmute · change

transparent · obvious or see-through

trek · hike

turmoil · confusion or chaos

unaltered · unchanged

unbiased · neutral or open-minded

undertaking · job or task

unflinchingly · fearlessly or determinedly

variegated · multicolored or flecked

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