The Lady or the Tiger & The Monkey's Paw Vocab

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assert

(v) to state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully

decree

(n) an official order issued by a legal authority

doleful

(adj) expressing sorrow; mournful

exuberant

(adj) filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement

imperious

(adj) assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

procure

(v) to obtain (something), esp. with care or effort

retribution

(n) punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved

subordinate

(adj) lower in rank or position

valor

(n) great courage in the face of danger, esp. in battle

emanate

(v) to spread out

credulity

(n) a tendency to be too ready to believe that something is real or true

grimace

(n) an ugly, twisted expression on a person's face, typically expressing disgust, pain, or wry amusement

assent

(n) the expression of approval or agreement

survey

(v) to look carefully and thoroughly at someone or something, investigate

avert

(v) to turn away (one's eyes or thoughts)

apathy

(n) lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern

aghast

(adj) filled with horror or shock

grave

(adj) giving cause for alarm; serious

malign

(adj) evil in nature or effect; malevolent

enthralled

(adj) filled with wonder and delight

oppressive

(adj) weighing heavily on the spirit or mind

reverberate

(v) (of a loud noise) to be repeated several times as an echo

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