tacit

implied; not explicitly stated.

forbidding

causing fear or dislike; looking dangerous or unpleasant.

cupola

a domelike structure.

foyer

an entrance hall; a vestibule.

convalescence

gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury; gradual recovery after an illness.

specter

a ghost or phantom.

contentious

involving or likely to cause controversy; having or showing a ready disposition to fight.

ell

an extension at the end and at right angles to the main building.

ramshackle

in deplorable condition; appearing ready to collapse, loose and shaky.

salient

prominent; of notable significance.

forlorn

pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment.

mire

a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot.

loom

to appear very large; to occupy a commanding or threatening position.

grandeur

the quality of being magnificent or splendid.

irate

feeling or showing extreme anger.

protrude

to extend out or project in space.

prodigious

far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree.

inveigle

to influence by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering.

regimen

the regular process, procedure, or system of doing something, esp. to improve health.

consternation

fear resulting from the awareness of danger.

galling

causing irritation or annoyance.

unemphatic

not emphasized; not expressive.

reverberant

resounding; ringing or echoing tones.

shrill

high pitched and piercing in tone or sound.

indignation

a feeling of righteous anger.

expansive

friendly and open and willing to talk.

formidable

extremely impressive in strength or excellence; inspiring fear or awe.

pitch

to fall or plunge forward.

deign

to do something that one considers to be below one's dignity.

intelligible

capable of being apprehended or understood.

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