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Chapter 3

abide · tolerate

acclaimed · praised

acquiesce · give in

adhering · sticking

altercation · noisy argument

anachronistic · from the wrong time period

apparatus · instrument or appliance

arduous · extremely difficult

assessing · judging

atypically · unusually

behemoth · something huge or powerful

blithely · lightheartedly

boorish · rude and insensitive

bungle · mistake

calibration · adjustment

cohorts · companions or colleagues

convoluted · complicated

corridor · hallway

corrosive · wearing away

curtly · rudely and abruptly

deterred · prevented

discomfiture · confusion or embarrassment

disengaged · withdrew

distaste · dislike

docilely · obediently

dynamic · vital

elucidate · make clear

expedient · practical for achieving a certain result

exuberant · joyous and enthusiastic

fathom · understand

feign · pretend

flabbergasted · overwhelmed with surprise

formidable · causing fear or awe

furtive · sly or secretive

goad · urge into action

groveling · crawling or wallowing

heritage · inheritance or tradition

hiatus · break

idiosyncratic · individual or peculiar

ignominious · dishonorable or humiliating

imperative · absolutely necessary

impertinent · disrespectful

indignation · anger at injustice

inefficacious · ineffective

influence · have an effect on

innate · part of one’s essential nature

insolent · bold or insulting

instantaneous · immediate

instigating · provoking

intact · left whole

interminable · endless

interrogate · question systematically

jaundiced · discolored yellow (by disease)

lumbered · moved heavily

lurking · following or lying in wait

malfunction · failure to work normally

meager · scanty or insufficient

melodramatic · overly dramatic

mirth · gladness accompanied by laughter

nurture · nourish or educate

officiously · meddlesomely

paramount · supreme

peers · equals

perception · observation or impression

pinnacle · highest peak

recurring · occurring again

retribution · revenge

revered · honored

revulsion · disgust

roster · list

sagacious · wise

sagely · wisely

sauntering · strolling

scenario · sequence of events

sinuous · moving gracefully

snit · tantrum

stifled · repressed or smothered

stolid · unemotional

trudged · marched tiredly

ultimatum · final demand

umbrage · suspicion or resentment

upbraided · scolded harshly

vacated · left

viable · able to survive or succeed

vindicate · free from blame

wallowing · indulging

wane · dwindle

weeping · crying

withering · making speechless

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