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Chapter 8

abated · subsided

assail · attack violently

assault · attack

beatific · looking completely happy

bliss · complete happiness

boisterous · rowdy or in high spirits

bombarded · attacked

buffet · meal on a table

carousing · drunkenly celebrating

cavorted · pranced

chaos · complete confusion

chorus · group of voices

circumference · the edge of a circle

comely · attractive

commotion · disturbance

confounded · confused

copious · plentiful

corpulent · fat

damsel · young girl

debauchery · corruption

dematerialized · disappeared

despondent · gloomy

dingy · dirty or shabby

discarded · thrown away

disentangled · unraveled

divulge · reveal

encompassed · surrounded

equanimity · calm

extricated · removed

exulted · rejoiced

fissure · crack

gild · paint with gold

gluttony · greed or overeating

gourmand · person who enjoys food

gully · small valley or gulch

heedless · thoughtless or unconcerned

incisively · directly and decisively

ingress · entrance

interlopers · intruders

intoned · said in singing tone

languidly · weakly

latent · potential

lavish · extravagant or rich

lei · Hawaiian floral necklace

livelihood · means of support

lucidly · clearly

oblivious · unaware

ornate · overdecorated

ostentatious · showy, pretentious

palpitating · beating fast

penetrating · piercing

perimeter · edge

placidly · calmly

propagating · reproducing

pummeled · pounded

reeked · stank

refracting · bending like light rays

relishing · enjoying

repose · rest

reverberated · echoed

salutation · greeting

satchel · small bag

seep · ooze

servile · slavelike

shimmered · softly sparkled

strident · loud and harsh

susceptible · impressionable or vulnerable

tortured · anguished

tranquil · peaceful

undulated · moved like a wave

verdant · green

viands · food

vulnerability · capable of being hurt

wafting · floating on air

wake · track left behind

wanton · mischievous or lustful

wharf · where ships discharge passengers and cargo

wistfully · sadly and with longing

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