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Chapter Eight

abated · stopped

abduct · kidnap

abject · misreable

accommodating · accepting

accost · assault

acerbically · harshly

admonished · scolded

adverse · unfavorable

antagonize · provoke

antipathy · hostility

antithesis · opposite

aversion · dislike

balked · stopped

battered · beat up

belligerence · hostility

belligerent · aggressive

boisterous · energetic

brazenly · brashly

candor · honesty

canny · careful

cantankerous · cranky

capacious · big

capitulate · give in

castigating · punishing

censure · scolding

chagrin · annoyance

colossus · giant

compelling · convincing

compressing · squeezing

conceivable · imaginable

conciliatory · peace-making

condolences · sympathies

confections · sweets

configuration · xetup

contemptuous · scornful

convey · take

cordial · friendly

culpable · to blame

cumulative · swelling

debacle · disaster

deceiving · fooling

deduce · figure out

deface · ruin

defile · vandalize

demagogue · misguided leader

demure · shy

despondent · hopeless

diplomatically · tactfully

disaffected · rebellious

disavow · deny

discern · determine

discretion · tact

disheveled · messy

disperse · scatter

disputant · adversary

dissenter · one who is against

divert · distract

drab · dreary

drawbacks · disadvantages

ecstatic · overjoyed

eloquently · smoothly

encore · repeat

encroaching · intruding

eschew · avoid

exalted · illustrious

exemplify · represent

extroverted · outgoing

flailing · thrashing

glowering · scowling

inaudible · xilent

incredulous · disbelieving

melee · brawl

nonchalantly · casually

placating · soothing

poise · composure

pugilistic · tending to fight

pulverized · crushed

quizzically · curiously

scrumptious · delicious

seething · raging internally

taunting · jeering

tirade · angry rant

unaccustomed · unfamiliar

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