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Chapter 18

acrimonious · bitter

adhere · stick

affected · influenced

amalgamation · mixture

aquatic · taking place in water

avarice · greed

briny · salty

burly · husky

burnished · polished

cajoling · coaxing

canny · clever or careful

canvassed · examined in detail

capacious · spacious

caustically · bitingly

clambered · climbed awkwardly

concord · agreement

congenially · pleasantly

conundrum · difficult problem

cordial · gracious

dearth · scarcity

discrepancy · disagreement

dissuade · advise against

eluded · escaped

embellish · enhance or add details

emphatically · forcefully

enamored · in love with

encore · repeat appearance

extraneous · inessential

garish · gaudy or brightly colored

grandiloquence · extravagance and pomposity

grandiose · absurdly exaggerated

gregarious · sociable

haggard · gaunt or wild looking

hapless · unlucky

inconspicuous · not easily noticed

jubilantly · joyfully

largesse · generosity

luridly · shockingly or with a red glow

malevolent · evil

mentor · trusted counselor

misconstrued · misunderstood

rapport · harmonious relationship

resolved · decided

roiling · turbulent or emotional

sashayed · strutted ostentatiously

savvy · practical know-how

slogging · plodding heavily

tedious · boring

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