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Chapter Four

crescendo · climax

deadpanned · said matter-of-factly

dearth · shortage

deceive · mislead

decibel · loudness

demolish · destroy

digression · deviation

disclose · reveal

discrepancy · disagreement

disheartened · discouraged

dissuade · advise against

divisive · dividing

effaced · erased

egregious · flagrant

elicited · draw forth

empirical · based on experience

ennui · boredom

exhort · urge strongly

extraneous · excess

fatuous · foolish

fervency · enthusiasm

flagrant · obvious

furtively · secretly

genially · in a friendly manner

hapless · unfortunate

hegemony · domination

illicit · unlawful

impassive · expressionless

incinerate · burn

inclination · [see note in text]

inclined · predisposed

inconsolable · beyond being comforted

increments · increased amounts

initiating · TK

intimating · implying

knell · announcing sound

kudos · praise

laudatory · praising

lenient · permissive

lethargic · sluggish

lucid · clear-headed

maelstrom · storm

mercilessly · unrelentingly

moderate · mediocre

modicum · small portion

morose · gloomy

mundane · ordinary

nadir · lowest point

obdurate · inflexible

ornate · excessively decorated

oscillate · waver

palpitating · throbbing

paradigm · typical example

paramount · all-important

permeated · seeped through

perplexed · baffled

placated · appeased

placid · calm

preponderance · excessive number

prescribe · specify

prowess · great ability

pungent · intensely odorous

quagmire · difficult position

rank · foul

rapport · personal connection

replete · full

reprehensible · blameworthy

reprieve · delay of punishment

retract · take back

ruse · trick

sanguine · confident

seminal · unprecedented

sophomoric · childish

stagnated · gone stale

tranquil · calm

transgression · violation

truculent · savage

venerate · revere

verdant · green

wily · sly

wry · ironically humorous

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