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Rave New World
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Chapter 2

acquaintances · people one knows

affluent · wealthy

alias · additional name

amicably · in a friendly way

apathetic · indifferent

brusque · blunt or harsh

commodious · comfortably spacious

competitor · someone striving for the same objective

deft · skillful

denigration · intense criticism

diminutive · tiny

disdain · contempt

dispatch · send

dispersed · scattered

dissembler · liar

extricating · disentangling

flustered · upset

foyer · entrance hallway

grumbled · muttered angrily

hackneyed · trite or commonplace

implicit · implied or potential

incisor · sharp front tooth

interposer · someone placed between

irked · annoyed

loped · moved with an easy gait

peevish · ill-tempered

persona · personality shown in public

propitious · favorable

railed · complained angrily

reputable · respectable

rival · opponent

rued · regretted

sate · indulge or satisfy

scrutinized · examined carefully

seized · took by force

sophomoric · immature and overconfident

spurious · false

subterfuge · deception

thrummed · hummed monotonously

tittered · giggled

vociferous · loud

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