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Anguished

experiencing intense pain especially mental pain

Brusquely

in a blunt direct manner

Contemplated

to consider carefully

Junctures

where two things come together

Mimicking

imitating

Mottled

having spots or patches of color

Recumbent

(adj.) in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting

Archly

cleverly; mischievously

Bridled

to pull one's head back in anger or pride

Grizzled

having dark hairs mixed with gray or white

Complacently

in a self-satisfied manner

Mollified

soothed; calmed

Pugnacious

ready and able to resort to force or violence

Scourge

a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

Bemused

perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements

Bleated

A cry usually associated with a goat,sheep,or calf.

Cowering

cringing in fear

Derision

the act of deriding or treating with contempt

Receptive

open to arguments, ideas, or change

Reprehensible

deserving blame or punishment

Entranced

fascinated

Aloof

reserved, distant

Appraised

evaluated; judged

Ego

your consciousness of your own identity

Champing

chewing noisily, chewing noisily

Intensity

high level or degree

Mauled

beat, battered, or tore at a person or animal

Meager

lacking in quantity or quality

Craftily

in a clever or tricky way

Jeering

mocking; taunting

Consoled

comforted

Sluggishly

in a slow moving way

Hovered

lingered

Writhed

turned, twisted, wrenched as if in pain or suffering

Haunches

The hip, buttock, and upper thigh in animals and humans

Sullenly

gloomily, somber

Jarred

shaken or jolted

Gust

a strong current of air

Skittered

moved lightly and quickly

Rustled

to make a gentle sound such as that of a light wind through trees.

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