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anguish

agonizing physical or mental pain

bemuse

to absorb or preoccupy

bridle

to express pride, vanity, or resentment by throwing ones head up (as a horse does when reigned in)

complacent

eager to please

derogatory

insulting

complacent 2

passive, uninvolved or unconcerned

flounce

to move with exaggerated motions

gingerly

very carefully or cautiously

imperious

domineering and overbearing, often arrogantly

mollify

to soothe or appease

morose

sad, gloomy

mottled

marked with spots of different shades and colors

ominous

serving as a sign of something coming in the future, especially something bad

pantomime

communicating without words using gestures and facial expressions

plaintive

sorrowful or mournful

pugnacious

combative in nature, always looking for a fight

recumbent

in a lying down, reclining position

reprehensible

ethically wrong- deserving or worthy of judgement

solemn

serious, in a ceremonial or deeply earnest way

subdue

to calm and bring under control

trace

one of two side straps or chains connecting a draft animal to a vehicle

welter

confusion and turmoil

wry

dryly humorous often through the use of irony and sarcasm

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