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Chapter 15

accelerate · speed up

antediluvian · old and outdated

antiquated · old or out of style

ascent · rising up

aversion · dislike

booty · plunder or prize

brigands · bandits

cobbled · put together hastily

compliantly · submissively

compound · walled-in group of buildings

concealed · hid

cryptically · mysteriously

cunning · crafty

dais · raised platform

eclectic · made up of various elements

elaborate · complex

frantic · nervous and emotional

gales · emotional outburst�s

gallivanting · roaming about for pleasure

git · foolish or worthless person

hardy · bold or robust

impudent · insolent or disrespectful

indifferent · unconcerned

judicious · wise

lair · refuge or hiding place

lanky · ungracefully tall and thin

lascivious · lewd or lustful

massive · large

minions · followers or underlings

multifarious · diverse

orienting · directing toward

ornery · bad tempered

periphery · boundary

pernicious · very harmful

posse · group or entourage

primeval · ancient or primitive

protean · able to assume different forms

raucous · rowdy or unpleasantly loud

resilient · recovering easily

rudimentary · primitive

scurrilous · evil or abusive

seductive · alluring or tempting

span · distance between thumb and little finger

submissive · surrendering to others

subsided · settled or lessened

surmised · guessed

torso · the human trunk

tortuous · winding or crooked

tributaries · streams feeding into larger streams or lakes

truculent · cruel or prone to fighting

unflappable · assured and showing self-control

voluptuous · having a sensual form

wench · young woman

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