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tedium

dullness owing to length or slowness

intangible

assets that are saleable though not material or physical

vagaries

an unpredictable or erratic action

melodrama

an extravagant comedy in which action is more important than characterization

squander

spend thoughtlessly

catatonia

state of unresponsiveness to one's outside environment, usually including muscle rigidity, staring, and inability to communicate

summoned

called to come

haunt

a place regularly visited; a hang-out

scruffy

shabby and untidy

dumbfounded

as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise

bewildered

perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements

insufferable

intolerable; unbearable

depravities

corrupt, wicked state

nuisance

annoying

adamant

not capable of being swayed; unyielding; firm in opinion

allocated

measured out; distributed

veer

turn sharply

angst

anxiety; fear; dread

tertiary

third in succession

sterile

free from germs

flaunter

a show off

scruples

the ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions

vicariously

indirectly, as, by, or through a substitute

evidentiary

pertaining to or constituting evidence

lament

regret strongly

platonic

marked by the absence of romance or physical attraction

interrogate

pose a series of questions to

barricade

a roadblock; or to put up a roadblock

pry

be nosey

construed

interpreted

ensured

make certain that something shall occur or be the case

frailty

weakness

hysterical

marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion

laden

fill or place a load on

annihilate

kill in large numbers

skulking

marked by quiet and caution and secrecy

appendages

jointed structures such as wings, legs, or antennae

sedate

cause to be calm or quiet

impassioned

characterized by intense emotion

impoverished

poor enough to need help from others

proleteriat

working class

disenfranchised

deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote

kindred

group of people related by blood or marriage

solemn

serious; grave

incredulous

disbelieving, skeptical

legions

groups of up to 6,000 soldiers

melding

a combination of various things

miasma

a noxious or poisonous atmosphere

quagmire

marsh; difficult situation

listless

lacking zest or vivacity

whammy

a serious or devastating setback

rotund

excessively fat

sad-sack

a person regarded as extremely inept and clumsy

berets

type of cap

dexterity

skill in physical movement

in synch

in time

taffeta

a crisp smooth lustrous fabric

ciggies

slang for cigarettes

veritable

actual, true, real

petting

sexual touch

sedulous

diligent

abhorred

regarded with horror or loathing

mien

dignified manner or conduct

panacea

hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases

improvise

compose on the spur of the moment; make-do

alleviate

make easier, relieve

delerious

crazed

anticipation

the act of predicting or expecting

cadaver

the dead body of a human being

pervert

a person whose sexual behavior deviates from the norm

paedophile

an adult who is sexually attracted to children

fornicating

having sex outside of marriage

perdition

damnation; ruin; hell

chivalry

courtesy towards women

proleterian

a member of the working class

stigma

a symbol of disgrace or infamy

whinged

to complain or protest, especially in an annoying or persistent manner

fuming

boiling over with anger

servitude

slavery, forced labor

automaton

someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way

amnesiac

a person suffering from a loss of memory

impale

pierce with a sharp stake or point

scalpel

a thin, straight knife used in surgery

portal

A door, gate, or entrance

ricocheted

bounced from one or more surfaces

foetal

referring to a child before birth, while it's still being formed

squelched

subdued or overcome

exuberant

joyously unrestrained

shambles

a condition of great disorder

dishevelled

in disarray, disorder

ventured

to go some place new, possibly risky

nook and cranny

small, hidden place

nape

the back side of the neck

inconsolable

very sad; unable to be comforted

hideous

very ugly, offensive, shocking

disdainful

expressing extreme contempt

vibrant

full of life

cheeky

offensively bold

coax

persuade

didactic

instructive, designed to teach

badgering

nagging or bothering

slack jawed

an open-mouthed position with the jaw hanging loosely, indicating bewilderment or astonishment

trepidation

a feeling of alarm or dread

enclosed

closed in

redress

to set right, remedy; relief from wrong or injury

gypped

cheated

oblivious

unaware

diminuative

very small

defied

openly resist or refuse to obey

pulverized

to grind or crush to powder

peripheral

on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary

ploughed

To break and turn over

solvent

capable of meeting financial obligations

clamour

loud and persistent outcry

standing ovation

enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)

precocious

talented beyond one's age

rivulets

little streams

epoch

period of time

bequeathed

handed down usually after death

eons

an extremely long time

cooties

slang for bugs; lice

absent mindedly

preoccupied; forgetful

fetid

having a bad odor

sooking

sulking; displaying dispelasure

crimps

someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers to pay off debts

crusade

a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

fermenting

undergoing a chemical change in which sugar changes to alcohol

tantrum

a display of bad temper

flailing

moving or waving about

thermal

rising current of warm air

incontinence

inability to hold urine

ingeniousness

inventiveness; the power of creative imagination

rummaged

searched; sorted through

outworker

a worker who does their work away from the main place of production

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