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conglomeration

mass of material sticking together

implacable

unable to be calmed down or made peaceful

tenement

rundown apartment buildings

convention

a characteristic of a literary genre (often unrealistic) that is understood and accepted by audiences because it has come, through usage and time, to be recognized as a familiar technique

illusion

misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief

quaint

odd or old-fashioned in a pleasing way

slight

small in amount or degree: "I was not _____ed in either respect [face or figure]",

elegiac

expressing sorrow often for something past

beaux

boyfriends or male admirers

flounce

to move in a lively or bouncy manner

ascent

a movement upward; climb

spellbound

entranced, enchanted, fascinated

cloche

a woman's close-fitting helmet-like hat

martyred

(adj.) to look like one who has endured great suffering

deception

trick or lie; an attempt to make someone believe something that is not true

inaudibly

faintly, very quietly

spinster

an elderly unmarried woman

patronage

the act of providing approval and support

vivacity

liveliness; animation; sprightliness

serial

a story given one part at a time

sublimate

refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities

insolence

disrespectful, insulting behavior

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