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Receding

adj-becoming more distant; moving away

Protruding

adj-sticking out

Impulse

noun-sudden desire to do something

Diverting

adj-entertaining

Disarming

adj-removing or lessening fears or suspicions

Prolonged

adj or verb-extended as in time

Unruffled

adj-calm, not disturbed

Invariably

adv-always; without changing

Imprudent

adj- unwise

Surmounted

verb-overcame

Arid

adj-lacking enough water; dry

Futile

adj-useless, vain

Impoverished

adj-poor, poverty-stricken

Poignantly

adv-with a sharp sadness or pain; movingly

Clarity

adj-clearness

Placidly

adv-calmly, quietly

Inciting

verb-stirring up

Malicious

adj-mean, showing a desire to harm another

Contrition

noun-deep feelings of guilt and repentance

Palpable

adj-obvious; capable of being felt

Suave

adj; having a smooth, urbane manner

Contender

n. person who competes

Serene

adj. peaceful, calm, tranquil

Lapsed

v. (with into) to slip or fall (into)

Hostile

adjective; showing or feeling hatred, anger, or antagonism toward someone; not favorable to

Racketeer

n. person engaged in a dishonest scheme or activity for $

Pummel

verb to strike repeatedly with the fists

Abominable

adj., extremely unpleasant or disgusting

Adversary

n., enemy or opponent

Aspire

v., seek to gain; desire

Bigotry

noun: strong prejudice against a group of people

Distraught

adj-deeply troubled, as with worry or grief

Elation

noun-great joy

Emulate

verb-strive to equal or imitate

Ignorance

noun-lack of knowledge

Intangible

adj-not capable of being felt or otherwise perceived

Intimidate

verb: to frighten, or to coerce into submission

Tolerance

noun-respect for others who are different from you (ability to tolerate)

Tumult

noun- noisy commotion or uproar

Vigilant

adj-watchful

Remorse

noun-deep guilt

Desolate

verb-produce a feeling of loneliness and sadness

Ravage

verb-destroy violently; ruin

Omen

noun-a thing or event that is believed to be a sign

Fanatic

noun-a person with an extreme devotion to a cause or group

Dilapidated

adj-in poor condition, shabby and neglected

Discreet

adj-careful, showing good judgment

Literally

adverb-actually; in fact

Infatuated

adj-carried away by shallow or foolish love

Linger

verb-continue to stay; be reluctant to leave.

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