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Avid

Having a strong desire for, to the point of greed. Eager, enthusiastic.

brusque

Abrubt in manner or speech; gruff.

Concise

Short and to the point

Demean

To cause a lowering of self-esteem; to lower in the reputation or character. Degrading

Despicable

Deserving contempt or scorn

Emulate

To try to equal; to imitate

Evoke

To call forth; to produce. To bring to mind, often by suggestion. Creating something again, especially through the imagination.

Excruciating

Very painful

Inaugurate

To install in office with a formal ceremony. To begin officially or mark the opening of. The act of installing in office.

Pervade

To spread throughout. Spreading throughout

Proprietor

An owner of a store or other business

Pseudonym

A fictitious name used by an author; a pen name

Rebuff

To reject bluntly. To drive back. A blunt rejection. An abrubt setback in progress.

Resilient

Capable of recovering quickly from misfortune. returning quickly to an original shape or condition. The ability to recover. The ability to spring back.

Turbulent

Chaotic; unruly. stormy; tempestuous. Great disturbance or agitation. Rapid changes in wind speed and direction in the atmosphere.

abrasion

A wearing away or rubbing away by friction. A scraped or worn area. Causing wear by rubbing. Harsh or rough in manner; irritating.

clad

clothed or covered

corroborate

to provide evidence to make more certain; to confirm

cursory

done in a hurry and with little attention to detail

dehydrate

to remove the water from. To become dry; to lose water from. The state of being dehydrated.

derive

To take or receive from a source. To obtain through reasoning.

electrify

to wire or equip with electric power. To thrill or shock

endeavor

To attempt earnestly. A serious, earnest effort toward a goal.

gingerly

cautious; very careful. With extreme care or concern.

Grimace

to make a face expressing feelings of pain, disgust, or contempt. A facial expression that seems to express pain, contempt or disgust.

gruesome

causing shock or horror

inventory

a list of possessions or goods on hand. The stock of goods on hand. To make a complete list of.

simulate

To take on the qualities of another; to imitate. To pretend. Made to look genuine while being artificial.

succumb

To give up or give in to; yield. To cease to exist; to die

surmise

To suppose something without sufficient evidence. A guess.

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