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Chapter Thirteen

accelerated · sped up

adept · skilled

adversary · opponent or enemy

aerial · from above

alleged · supposed but unproven

amiable · likable or friendly

anathema · something that is hated

aperture · hole or opening

approbation · admiration

archetypal · typical or classic

artless · simple or naïve

ascertain · determine or figure out

ascribed · pinned on or blamed

assailant · attacker

atmosphere · mood

barren · bare or empty

benign · kind or harmless

berating · criticizing

callously · heartlessly

circumscribed · surrounded or enclosed

cloying · overly sweet or sentimental

confounded · confused

constrain · restrain or hold back

contrived · artificial or made up

converge · come together

cower · tremble

dilapidated · run-down

dissuade · deter or divert

edifice · building or structure

emanating · radiating or issuing

eroded · worn away

eternity · endless time

evade · escape or avoid

excruciating · extremely painful

exquisite · beautiful or wonderful

fettered · tied or bound

fleeting · brief or passing

formidable · fearsome or imposing

formulate · put together

fortitude · strength or guts

gaping · staring openmouthed

hibernate · sleep through the winter

imperiled · put in danger

imprecise · sloppy

indistinct · faint or vague

inextricably · impossible to untie

inimical · hostile

modicum · small amount

nonentity · nobody

notorious · infamous

pedestrian · ordinary or dull

prostrate · horizontal

reckless · careless or irresponsible

recumbent · lying down

retracted · taken back

rife · abounding or plentiful

rural · countryside

salvation · something that protects or saves

scanty · sparse or limited

scoundrel · villain or lowlife

sensual · pleasurable or luxurious

sparred · fought or dueled

untutored · untrained or inexperienced

void · empty space or nothingness

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