They Cage the Animals at Night

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cowlick

unruly tuft of hair

nonfiction

truth

refuge

shelter

embarrassed

humiliated or mortified

corduroy

velvety fabric

dormitory

sleeping chamber

mimic

imitate or mock

mollycoddle

pamper or spoil

clench

grip tightly

wayside

fringe or edge

orphan

child whose parents are dead

marquee

awning over an entrance

handkerchief

piece of linen for wiping nose

unison

at the same time; in harmony; together

musty

stale and moldy

pulsate

throb or beat

envy

desire for some advantage that another has

curiosity

desire to learn or know; interest

whined

complained in a childish way

sarcastic

cutting remarks that are meant to hurt

convent

a residential house of a religious community

pneumonia

infection of the lungs

steady

stable; constant; unwavering

rouge

blush; a cosmetic

marina

a small harbor for boats

occasionally

now and then; sometimes

retrieve

recover or get back

suspicious

showing mistrust; skeptical

pillar

support; column

sulk

to show dissatisfaction or mope or put

rummaged

to have searched thoroughly

glimpse

a quick look; glance

traction

apparatus for relieving pain

breadwinner

provider for family (money)

plaid

piece of woolen cloth with a striped pattern

delinquent

a person who neglects to do what the law requires

quiver

tremble; shake

erupted

exploded; burst

commitment

oath; vow; pledge or promise

jolt

shock or surprise

residence

the place in which a person lives

anonymous

with no name known; unidentified

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