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tuberculosis

an infectious disease that may affect almost all tissues of the body, especially the lungs

bereft

deprived

solace

something that gives comfort or relief

exiled

prolonged separation

entangled

to be involved with

muted

silent; lessen the intensity of

reluctantly

unwillingly, disinclined

vaguely

not clear

remote

secluded, isolated, hard to reach

exerted

to put forth

gait

a manner of walking, stepping, or running

consumed

to absorb; engross

invalid

an infirm or sickly person

intoxicating

to make enthusiastic, elate strongly, exhilarate

verandah

large open porch usually roofed or partly enclosed

linger

to remain or stay in the same place longer than usual or expected

ecstatic

feeling of great joy or delight

strewed

to cover or overspread with something

lacquered

to coat with a glossy resinous material

disheveled

hanging loosely or in disorder; unkempt

awash

covered, filled, or crowded

receptive

willing or inclined to receive suggestions or offers

fruitless

useless, unproductive

nuance

a subtle difference or distinction; small details

aloofness

indifference, shyness; being reserved and disinterested

leprosy

a disease characterized by ulcers of the skin and bone, leading to the loss of sensation, paralysis, and deformation

conviction

firmly held belief or opinion

scrutiny

close, careful examination

parched

extremely dry; thirsty

exuberant

happy, excited, or in high spirits

incubating

to develop or grow

emerging

to come forth into view or notice

chameleon

changing person; able to adapt to different situations and environments

resemblance

a degree, kind, or point of likeness, similarity to something

halting

faulty, hesitating

assurance

a positive declaration intended to give confidence

unaccustomed

not familiar or comfortable with because it doesn't happen often

figment

something you imagine to be real

captivated

to attract or interest someone very much

entrees

main dish of a meal

assets

useful and desirable thing or quality

flaunt

to parade oneself or show off

deter

to prevent or discourage the occurrence of an action, as by means of fear or doubt

elongated

extended or lengthened

aback

surprised and disconcerted

intrigued

to arouse the curiosity and interest of

afflicted

grievously affected, especially by disease

mesmerized

to spellbind, enthrall

wiry

sinewy and lean

brusquely

abrupt and curt in manner or speech

formalities

an established form, rule, or custom, especially one followed merely for the sake of procedure or decorum

masked

latent or hidden, as a symptom or disease

entombed

to place in or as if in a tomb or grave

muster

to call forth; summon up

audible

that is heard or can be heard

vivid

presented in a clear and striking manner

infidelity

lack of fidelity or loyalty; an act of sexual unfaithfulness

noncommittal

refusing comment to a particular opinion or course of action; not revealing what one feels or thinks

urgency

a pressing necessity

repulse

to cause repugnance or distaste in

burlap

a strong, coarsely woven cloth made of fibers of jute, flax, or hemp and used to make bags, reinforce linoleum, and in interior decoration

remnants

a surviving trace or vestige

depressions

an area that is sunk below its surroundings; a hollow

crimson

to make or become deeply or vividly red

prospect

something expected; a possiblity

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