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Chapter 6

absconded · left secretly

abstruse · difficult to understand

adorned · decorated

bungalow · one-story house with low roof

cacophonous · harsh-sounding

cadence · rhythm

capricious · impulsive

conspiring · plotting

crescendo · climax

crestfallen · ashamed

discerned · recognized

dithering · acting indecisively

dourly · harshly or gloomily

egregious · noticeably bad

ethereal · otherworldly

euphoric · joyful

flounced · moved jerkily or bouncily

forestall · prevent

frigid · cold

glimmer · faint light

gyrating · spinning around

implicate · involve

laden · loaded

maelstrom · strong whirlpool

mandate · order

negligent · careless

parlor · room for receiving guests

placating · soothing

protruded · stuck out

querulously · in a whiny way

rendezvous · meeting

serene · calm

sheepish · embarrassed

sobriety · seriousness

somber · dark and gloomy

staid · serious

strife · conflict or struggle

temerity · recklessness

vacillating · wavering

vapidly · dully

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