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Rave New World
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Chapter 13

administered · performed or dispensed

analgesic · painkiller

anxiety · nervousness

appalled · deeply shocked

arbiter · judge

arrogantly · proudly and overbearingly

ascertain · discover

austere · severe

bashful · shy

blanched · turned pale

blindsided · unpleasantly surprised

cavernous · like a large cave

compliment · words of praise

conciliatory · pleasing or reconciling

delimited · defined

delusion · false belief

devious · sneaky or sly

dilettante · dabbler or amateur

disreputable · not respectable

disseminated · spread throughout

dozed · slept lightly

duplicity · deception

ebony · dark like ebony wood

elated · joyous

enervated · made weaker

enmity · shared hatred

estranged · separated

flinched · winced or recoiled

gingerly · very carefully

gloat · brag triumphantly

grimace · disgusted or pained expression

haughtily · proudly

heckled · harassed

hypocrisy · self-serving inconsistency

incinerated · burned to ashes

indiscretions · imprudent action�s

inevitable · unavoidable

infiltrate · enter or pass through

insufferable · unbearable

interminably · endlessly

irrevocably · unalterably

jest · joke

knell · stroke or sound

labyrinth · maze

lacerations · cuts or tear�s

loath · reluctant

magnanimous · noble

manifold · diverse

mendacious · dishonest

motto · saying

mug · pose or make faces

murmured · spoke softly

nocturnal · active at night

orb · circle or sphere

pined · yearned intensely

providential · lucky

reprehensible · deserving blame

requisition · official demand

resonant · echoing

retroactive · extending back

sangfroid · self-possession

sedative · calming drug

sterile · germ-free or lifeless

sycophant · flatterer

tableau · scene

tarnish · dull or stain

taunted · made fun of

tolerant · allowing or accepting

tousled · tangled or rumpled

transpired · took place

veracity · truthfulness or accuracy

vitriolic · biting

vituperated · scolded

yearned · longed

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