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madras

a light patterned cotton cloth

lope

to move or run with long, bounding strides

gingerly

with extreme care or caution

sage

wise; a very wise person

savvy

to know or understand

roguish

playful in an appealingly bold way; mischievous

incredulous

disbelieving, skeptical

nonchalant

cool and confident, unconcerned

aloof

reserved, distant

contemptuous

feeling hatred; scornful

bewildering

extremely confusing

hermit

one who lives in solitude

brawn

muscular strength

exploit

a notable achievement

divert

To turn aside

inquire

to ask; to question

conform

adapt oneself to new or different conditions

stifle

smother or suppress

rueful

sorrowful, unhappy

frankly

in an honest and direct way that people might not like

idolize

love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess

fell

cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow

liable

legally responsible; likely

acquit

to find not guilty of a fault or crime

sheepish

(adj.) embarrassed; timid; shy

premonition

an early warning about a future event

doggedly

in a stubborn or persistent way

towheaded

having white-blond hair

implore

to beg earnestly for

sullen

resentfully silent; glum; morose; gloomy

gallant

brave and noble

elude

escape, either physically or mentally

fiend

a cruel or wicked person; someone who is addicted to something

indignant

angered at something unjust or wrong

wistful

yearning; sadly longing

drawl

a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels

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