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Chapter 9

aberrant · atypical

abrogated · nullified

affable · pleasant and friendly

affirmation · confirmation or validation

alluring · attractive or charming

atrophied · wasted away

balmy · mild

bane · curse

beckoned · summoned or attracted

bellowed · shouted in a deep voice

blustered · spoke loudly or boastfully

boon · benefit

callous · hardened and unemotional

cavity · hollowed-out space

censure · condemnation or reprimand

confidante · someone trusted with secrets

countenance · face

deferential · showing respect and esteem

demurely · modestly or coyly

diligent · hardworking

disheartened · discouraged

dissertation · extensive piece of writing

dissipated · subsided

dregs · leftover parts

effervescent · bubbly or lively

eked · got with difficulty

eminent · famous

enthralled · cast a spell on

entreating · pleading

exhorted · urged strongly

exploits · feats

fervent · impassioned

flippant · glib or disrespectful

flitted · moved erratically

forum · public meeting

genially · graciously

gravelly · rough or raspy

gruffly · roughly or sternly

heredity · inheritance

indication · sign or expression

indomitable · unconquerable

inquisitor · someone who questions harshly

laudatory · expressing praise

malediction · curse

moping · thinking gloomily

nausea · stomach upset or extreme distress

noisome · bad-smelling or harmful

ominous · threatening

palette · range of colors

pert · cocky and lively

proscribed · prohibited

prowess · bravery or extraordinary ability

punctilious · careful

redoubtable · formidable or worthy of respect

requisite · necessary

resolute · determined

respite · break

retch · vomit

rife · abundantly supplied with

rumpled · crumpled or wrinkled

sarcastically · ironically or bitterly

serendipity · unexpected good fortune

solicitously · anxiously or protectively

succinctly · expressing precisely

traversed · crossed

vacuous · stupid

vocation · occupation

woozy · dizzy

wrath · strong anger

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