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Chapter Five

abhorred · hated

absorbed · deeply involved

affectation · act

aggravated · made worse

alacrity · enthusiasm

alleviate · lessen

amicable · agreeable

appalled · horrified

appropriated · taken over

ardor · passion

astute · smart

atypical · out of the ordinary

augment · enhance

bane · curse

beneficent · kind

cajoled · coaxed

catastrophic · disastrous

caustic · witty

cerebral · brainy

chorused · said together

circuitous · roundabout

cognizant · aware

colossal · huge

complacency · inaction

composed · under control

comprehensible · understandable

compulsion · impulse

conceited · self-centered

confounding · puzzling

consolation · comfort

consummate · accomplished

content · satisfied

debacle · disaster

decibel · loudness

deferment · delay

deigned · condescendingly offered

deleterious · harmful

deliberation · mulling things over

din · racket

disclosed · revealed

disconcerted · unsettled

disingenuous · insincere

dismissive · rejecting

enchanted · spellbound

endurance · sustaining stressful effort

eradicate · do away with

espouse · support

exacerbate · make worse

exasperation · frustration

exception · objection (with took, take)

expertise · skill

expropriated · taken possession of

extricating · freeing

faade · face, outward appearance

fallacious · erroneous

favoritism · partiality

feigning · faking

flanked · in between

flaunting ·

forlorn · sad

formidable · fearsome

forum · meeting

frayed · ragged

futile · in vain

gamely · eagerly

genuine · real

gleefully · with joy

grave · somber

gruffly · grumpily

hallowed · sacred

hesitant · uncertain

hindsight · retrospect

hoisting · lifting

inkling · hint

interminable · unending

loath · opposed

melding · mixing

mimicked · imitated

munificent · generous

nave · innocent

nominal · insignificant

obdurate · stubborn

officious · meddlesome

outset · beginning

parity · equality

proffered · offered

retaining · holding on to

riveted · fixed

serene · peaceful

surreptitious · secretive

tell · xign that reveals a weakness

umbrage · offense

usurp · take over

vehemently · powerfully

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