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Chapter Six

abstain · withdraw

accretion · increase

acumen · insight

affinity · liking

affronted · insulted

allay · calm

allocating · distributing

aloof · remote

altercation · argument

amalgamate · meld

ameliorated · helped

amend · revise

anathema · something hated

anguish · pain

animated · lively

apathetic · uninterested

attain · reach

behemoths · giants

beseeched · pleaded

bestowed · given

blight · plague

cadence · tempo

caliber · degree of excellence

carps · complains

chided · scolded

circumscribed · surrounded

cleave · join

clemency · mercy

cloying · overly sweet

combustion · bursting into flame

commiserated · sympathized

compounded · added to

concise · brief

consensus · agreement

construe · read

contentious · touchy

convene · assemble

coronation · crowning

criteria · standards

culmination · conclusion

dearth · lack

demean · degrade

despot · tyrant

dexterity · agility

disgruntled · dissatisfied

disparity · difference

dissuade · deter

duress · pressure

dynamic · energetic

elegy · funeral song/poem

emote · display emotion

emulate · imitate

engulfed · overwhelmed

epitome · embodiment

equanimity · composure

exasperating · frustrating

extol · praise

facile · easy

feral · wild, animal-like

florid · fancy

forestall · delay

impenitent · not sorry

jovially · warmly

mayhem · chaos

nefarious · evil

roster · list

savoring · thoroughly enjoying

studiously · carefully

taciturn · quiet

temperance · self-control

tenuous · weak

travesty · parody

trite · boring, ordinary

validated · confirmed

venerated · respected

veracity · truth

vicariously · secondhand

vindicated · proved correct

vocation · job

vociferous · loud

winsome · charming

wistfully · with yearning

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