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anonymous

Of an unknown source or unrevealed name

anthology

A collection of various writings, such as songs, stories, or poems

conjecture

A conclusion based on guesswork or insufficient evidence

disposition

your usual mood

encompass

to enclose or encircle

extricate

To free from a difficult or tangled situation

generation

one step in the line of descent of a family

guile

Cunning or deceit in dealing with others; trickery

imperative

relating to verbs in the imperative mood

instil

to introduce gradually in order to establish securely

modify

make less severe or harsh or extreme

pivot

the act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot

prevalent

commonly occuring; widely accepted or practiced

recur

happen or occur again

spontaneous

said or done without having been planned or written in advance

abrasion

a wearing away or rubbing away by friction

clad

clothed or covered

corroborate

support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

cursory

done in a hurry and with little attention to detail

dehydrate

remove water from

derive

to take or receive from a source

electrify

equip for use with electricity

endeavor

to attempt earnestly

gingerly

with extreme care or caution

grimace

to make a face expressing feelings of pain, disgust, or contempt

gruesome

causing shock or horror

inventory

the merchandise that a shop has on hand

simulate

to make a pretense of, imitate, to show the outer signs of

succumb

To give way to superior force, yield

surmise

infer from incomplete evidence

avid

marked by active interest and enthusiasm

brusque

Abrupt in manner or speech; gruff

concise

short and to the point

demean

to disrespect; to lower; to degrade; to ridicule

despicable

deserving contempt or scorn

emulate

to imitate

evoke

evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic

excruciating

causing great pain or anguish; agonizing; unbearably painful

inaugurate

begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural

pervade

to spread throughout

proprietor

An owner of a store or other business

pseudonym

A fictitious name used by an author; a pen name

rebuff

reject outright and bluntly

resilient

able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly

turbulent

disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy

abhor

to detest; to hate strongly

affable

easy to converse with; friendly

amiss

In a wrong or imperfect way. Out of order; wrong

despondent

sad, without hope, discouraged

entreat

to beg, implore, ask earnestly

haunt

to stay in one's mind continually

impel

to force, drive forward

interminable

endless, so long as to seem endless

irascible

easily angered

profound

deep; insightful

recluse

withdrawn from society

reverberate

ring or echo with sound

sage

having wisdom that comes with age and experience and a herb

tirade

a long,angry speech

tremulous

marked by trembling or shaking

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