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Chapter Eight

accelerating · speeding up

accentuated · accented

according · giving

adulation · praise

advantageous · favorable

adversity · hardship

agile · nimble

amplified · boosted

antagonist · enemy

antidote · cure

antipathy · dislike

appraise · judge

arid · dry

atmosphere · mood

augmenting · supplementing

awe · with amazement

bane · burden

banned · barred

bedecked · dressed

benign · harmless

berated · chew out

bewildered · confused

boast · brag

braggart · boaster

brutality · savagery

buffer · cushion

bypass · avoid

carousing · frolicking

chapped · rough

circuitous · roundabout

commiserating · sympathizing

comparable · equivalent

compensate · pay

complemented · matched

composed · calm

compulsion · need

conceivable · imaginable

condemnation · blame

configuration · setup

conflict · battle

consensus · agreement

conserve · save

consolation · comfort

cumulative · sum

debtor · one who owes money

demeanor · outward manner

destitution · poverty

detractors · naysayers

douse · soak

eclectic · mixed

ecstatic · overjoyed

effulgent · beaming

enamored · fond

espousing · support

exalting · applauding

executed · carried out

expunge · destroy

fabrication · lie

feral · wild

fettered · restrained

garish · gaudy

garrulous · talkative

immerse · sink

incontrovertible · indisputable

indomitable · steadfast

irony · paradox

irrevocable · cannot be undone

juxtaposed · contrasted

kinetic · aggressive

laudatory · praising

meritorious · worthy of honor

mitigated · diminished

multifarious · intricate

obtuse · dense

ovation · round of clapping

palpable · could be felt

paragon · archetype

patent · apparent

penchant · fondness

philanthropic · humanitarian

plausible · believable

premises · property

propitious · promising

prospects · future opportunities

quandary · predicament

quell · pacify

revelers · celebrators

salivated · drooled

stellar · outstanding

sufficed · been enough

unencumbered · burden-free

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