The Martian Chronicles Vocabulary

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solicitous

showing care or concern

fawning

trying to get something by flattery or groveling

impertinently

rudely, impolitely, insultingly

luridly

sensationally, ghastly; passionately

dubiously

doubtfully; uncertainly

olfactory

having to do with sense of smell

labial

of the lips

tactile

having to do with sense of touch

leviathan

huge sea monster in myths; whale or other large mammal

dirge

funeral lament or hymn

propagation

spreading or extending

cynics

person inclined to doubt the sincerity and goodness of human motives

promontory

high point of land

turgidly

in a swollen, bloated, distended manner

insolent

boldly rude; disrespectful; insulting

decorum

proper behavior; good taste in conduct, speech, or dress

innocuous

harmless; not hurtful or injurious

offal

waste parts of an animal, fish, or bird; garbage. rubbish

nebulous

lacking form; hazy, vague

conflagrations

big, destructive fires

odious

very displeasing; offensive

coruscating

giving off flashes of light

pallid

lacking color; pale

titanic

having great size, strength, power, or intellect; huge, colossal

disconcerting

disturbing, confusing, embarrassing

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