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Chapter Nine

abetting · encouraging

abridged · shortened

accessible · within reach

accommodating · considerate

adhere · stick

adorned · decorated

affable · gracious

aggrieved · wronged

agnostic · unsure of the existence of God

alias · fake name

allocated · set aside

altercation · quarrel

amenities · pleasantries

anecdote · brief story

antecedent · predecessor

antiseptic · extremely clean

anxiety · worry

arboreal · treelike

ascertain · figure out

assuaged · eased

audible · able to be heard

behemoth · something of huge size

belated · late

catalog · list

commensurate · equal

compounded · combined into one

contentious · argumentative

fashioned · made

malleable · easily influenced

maverick · rebel

mawkish · overly sentimental

melodious · musical

metamorphosis · transformation

morass · difficult situation

muttered · murmured

negligent · neglectful

noisome · noxious

nuance · variation

obfuscated · confused

obsequiously · obediently

panacea · cure-all

paraphernalia · equipment

pariah · outcast

partisan · follower

pejorative · negative

penultimate · second to last

petulant · peeved

pinnacle · peak

platitudes · dull remarks

portent · omen

presumptuous · assuming

punctilious · careful

quaint · pleasingly unfamiliar

quotidian · everyday

refracted · reflected distortedly

renovated · refurbished

renowned · widely known

reprobate · morally corrupt

reputable · esteemed

resilient · able to adapt

restitution · payback

revered · honored

saccharine · overly sweet

sacrosanct · sacred

sprite · elf

staid · serious

stupefied · astonished

subterfuge · trickery

superfluous · extra

unctuous · oily

undoubtedly · surely

utilitarian · simple and useful

vacillating · wavering

veneer · facade

vicariously · by proxy

vigilant · steadfast

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