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Chapter 10

accessible · reachable

ambivalently · with contradictory feelings

arid · dry

assemblage · gathering

balking · blocking or refusing

barrier · obstacle

bland · dull

cackle · harsh laugh

camaraderie · friendly spirit

chant · words used repetitively

chastise · punish

circumscribed · surrounded

clamored · loudly insisted

compunction · qualm or moral doubt

conceded · admitted

congregate · assemble

congregated · gathered together

consolation · comfort

craned · stretched

derisive · mocking

din · loud noise

disrepair · needing repair

distraught · distressed

elicit · draw forth

excursion · expedition or outing

foliage · leaves and flowers

gape · stared stupidly

garrulous · talkative

gawked · stared stupidly

glimpse · brief view

headway · progress

hospitable · welcoming

incessant · not stopping

inimical · unfriendly

interred · buried

interspersed · mixed

intervals · with spaces in between

inundated · flooded or overwhelmed

jeered · taunted or made fun of

lapsing · sinking or slipping

lither · more supple

mercilessly · brutally

morass · swamp

morosely · gloomily

nefarious · evil

nomads · wanderers

obstreperous · unruly and noisy

palmed · handed stealthily

pitiful · arousing pity or contempt

plenitude · abundance

prescribed · ordered

primed · prepared

privation · deprivation

proclaimed · declared

protested · objected

quell · subdue or pacify

renowned · famous

riposte · retort or quick reply

savanna · plain or grassland with few trees

scope · range

signified · meant or implied

skeptical · uncertain

specter · ghost

sprawl · lie with limbs spread out

stoic · unemotional

stupor · daze

tentatively · hesitantly

torrential · violently rushing

vexed · irritated

visages · faces

wailing · lamenting or crying

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