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Rave New World
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Chapter 16

abet · encourage or incite

abort · cancel or stop

accosted · approached challengingly

amenable · willing or obedient

amenity · comfort or convenience

arcane · mysterious or obscure

beguiled · attracted through deceit

benevolent · generous and kind

coincidence · connected events happening at once by chance

conspiratorily · suggestive of a conspiracy

correspond · are equivalent to or parallel

coveted · desired enviously

deleterious · harmful

demeaning · lowering in status

distended · extended or swelled

ebbing · receding or lessening

empathy · understanding and sensitivity

encrypted · encoded

escapade · adventure

evade · dodge

flailed · swung or beat

gait · way of walking

glistened · glittered or sparkled

harem · group of women associated with one man

heinous · shockingly bad

impetuous · impulsive

impregnable · unconquerable or impenetrable

inadvertently · without meaning to

infamy · disgrace

maniacal · insane or frantic

mercurial · unpredictable

overtaxed · demanded too much of

palliated · reduced

penultimate · second to last

pertinent · relevant

pithy · concise

portentous · solemn or foreshadowing

precocious · unusually mature

prerequisite · necessary to an end

remuneration · payment

revelation · surprise

reverent · worshipful

reverie · daydream

ruffians · bullies

salve · remedy

semaphores · systems for signaling

sensuous · gratifying the senses

sidled · moved furtively

skiff · small boat

sojourners · persons staying temporarily

suppress · subdue

utopia · ideal place

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