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Chapter Two

abrasive · grouchy or irritating

abscond · run away

acclaim · praise

acquiescent · passive or unresisting

adamant · stubborn

affinity · liking

alias · false name

allayed · put to rest

aloof · distant or cold

amenable · agreeable

antiseptic · sterile or bland

aplomb · self-confidence or ease

audacious · bold or daring

bustled · hurried

clarified · explained or made clear

commencement · start or beginning

compliment · praise or flattery

convivial · warm or friendly

crude · vulgar or offensive

cunning · slyness or sneakiness

curtailing · holding back

dearth · shortage or lack

decorously · properly or decently

depicted · showed

deterred · discouraged

devotee · fan or enthusiast

dispatch · send out

disrupted · interrupted or disturbed

domineering · dominant

dubious · doubtfully

dumbfounded · astonished or speechless

dunce · fool or idiot

efficacious · effective or successful

emissary · representative or agent

encumbered · burdened

engender · produce

enmity · hostility or ill will

enumerating · listing or naming

eschewing · avoiding

evinced · displayed

exemplify · serve as an example of

extension · product or outgrowth

fallacious · incorrect

feeble · weak

felicitous · fortunate

fervent · hot-blooded

fickle · unpredictable or unreliable

finesse · grace or flair

flourish · showy gesture

forlorn · sad or unhappy

forsake · abandon

frenetically · wildly or frantically

furtive · sly or sneaky

genial · friendly

hallowed · sacred or respected

harangue · lecture or criticism

haughty · proud or conceited

heredity · inherited traits

hone · sharpen

imperious · bossy or commanding

indigent · poor or needy

inept · clumsy or unskilled

jubilant · joyful

maverick · rebel

medley · jumble or mix

muted · muffled or quieted

pallid · pale

paradigm · example or model

passionate · hot-blooded or fervent

peer · colleague or equal

penitent · apologetic

persistent · constant

pertinacious · constant

precipitate · reckless or hasty

preen · swell with pride

prescient · prophetic

pressed · questioned persistently

presumptuous · conceited or presuming

prime · major or foremost

propensity · tendency

provoked · irritated or aggravated

regurgitate · repeat

reluctantly · unwillingly

replete · filled or full

reproving · disapproving

requisite · required or necessary

resolute · firm or steadfast

resolution · determination or firmness

rigid · firm or stiff

sardonic · mocking or scornful

scoffed · jeered or laughed at

shiftlessness · laziness

stance · position or viewpoint

sullen · gloomy or morose

tirade · outburst

trepidation · fear or nervousness

undermined · damaged

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