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Chapter Five

abject · spiritless

abscond · leave secretly

absolution · forgiveness

abstain · not partake

alluded · hinted

avarice · greed

aversion · dislike

balked · stopped short

belligerent · hostile

benefactor · supporter

bequeathed · endowed

bereft · deprived

blemish · taint

brusquely · bluntly

camaraderie · brotherhood

candor · honesty

capitulate · give in

caustic · scathing

cavorting · frolicking

circumspect · cautious

clairvoyant · possessing of a sixth sense

cognizant · aware

commodious · spacious

compunction · guilt

condolences · sympathy

confidant · one to tell secrets to

congealing · becoming solid

denigrate · belittle

despondency · hopelessness

deter · discourage

diligent · dedicated

diminutive · small

dour · harsh

duress · under threat

ebullient · enthusiastic

elucidated · made clear

embellished · enhanced

engender · produce

entailed · involved

ephemeral · short-lived

equanimity · composure

exigent · demanding action

fastidious · picky

fortitude · strength

fraught · full

hypothetically · theoretically

ignominious · humiliating

impecunious · penniless

inane · silly

indolent · lazy

instigate · provoke

interminable · endless

intrepid · adventurous

irascible · hot-tempered

judicious · wise

laconic · mysteriously quiet

languidly · lazily

lavishing · excessively expending

legerdemain · sleight-of-hand

luminous · glowing

magnanimous · good-hearted

mercurial · unpredictable

nefarious · wicked

nominal · insignificant

notorious · well-known, unfavorably

novices · beginners

obstreperous · noisy

penurious · stingy

plethora · abundance

polemic · aggressive (verbal) attack

presage · omen

prudence · good judgment

rebuke · reprimand

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