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Chapter Three

abrupt · sudden

accelerated · sped up

accord · grant

adept · capable

adversary · opponent

affiliation ·

agile · quick, graceful

agreeable · likeable

amiably · pleasantly

appraising · judging the worth

assess · judge

attributes · traits

banish · get rid of

benevolence · kindness

benign · harmless

berate · scold

biased · prejudiced

brusquely · bluntly

civility · politeness

cohesive · united

collusion · secret plot

compliant · obedient

condescending · showing superiority

congenially · pleasantly

consequence · importance in outcome

debunk · disprove

deferential · respectful

defiance ·

defiantly · challengingly

defunct · no longer existent

demeanor ·

denigrated · belittled

depose · overthrow

derelict · abandoned, run down

desecrated · violated

diminish · make smaller

discomfited · embarrassed

disdain · scorn

disheartened · made spiritless

disparage · badmouth

dispense · get rid of

dissembling · hiding true appearance

distinguished · separated

dormant · asleep

dour · harsh

duration · time remaining

egregiously · apallingly

elicit · evoke

elude · avoid

engender · start

enmity · hate

euphoric · elated

evaded · avoided

evince · reveal

excursion · trip

fabricating · making up

facetiously · sarcastically

fathom · imagine

fluke · stroke of luck

gluttony · overindulgence

goad · incite

gratuitous · excessive, unneeded

halfheartedly · spiritlessly

heed · pay attention to

ignominious · humiliating

immoderately · more so than usual

impassioned · full of feeling

impeccable · flawless

impetuous · thoughtlessly quick

impinged · enchoached

impression · display of a trait

impute · give credit for

incisive · direct

inefficacious · ineffective

inept · incapable

inhibiting · hampering

innate · inborn

instigating · inciting

intimation · unspoken meaning

ire · anger

irrevocable · cannot be undone

juxtaposition · being placed side by side

knell · indication of the end

lackluster · without energy

lithe · gracefully flexible

loathe · hate

manifold · diverse

measured · careful

mendacious · dishonest

mitigate · make less harsh

modicum · a little bit

momentous · important

morosely · gloomily

negligible · nearly unnoticeable

ominously · with menacing foreshadowing

pallid · pale

palpable · capable of being felt

pellucid · lear

perpetuate · extend

pervasive · widespread

pittance · small amount

placated · soothed

precipice · cliff’s edge

punitive · regarding punishment

quandary · perplexed state

rancor · bitter ill-will

relegated · sent to a lower level

reprimand · formal scolding

roiling · stirring

squelched · stopped

tirade · angry rant

tortuous · twisty

uncharacteristically · unusually

vehemently · powerfully

venerable · respected


wryly · humorously, clever

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