Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle and the Speckled Band

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seedy

(adj.) weak and feeble, disreputable

whimsical

(adj.) determined by chance, impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason... playful, quaint

jollification

(n) a boisterous, lively celebration

row

(n) an angry, intense dispute

amid

(prep) in the middle of

grizzled

(adj) having dark hairs mixed with gray or white

carbuncle

(n) a bright red gem

protrude

(v.) extend beyond a surface

trifle

(adj.) something of small importance or trivial

chagrined

(v.) feel distressed or humiliated

metropolis

(n.) capital or chief city of a country or region

intensified

(v.) become more intense

manifold

(adj.) many and a variety

soothingly

(v.) gently calm

trivial

(adj.) of little value or importance

acquirement

(n.) the action of buying or obtaining

bachelor

(n.) a man who has never been married and is not currently

retort

(v.) answer back to a question, typically in an angry manner

dissolute

(adj.) lack in morals

pressing

(adj.) requiring quick and immediate action

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