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tangent

a sudden change of course

forlorn

pitiful

rueful

regretful or sorrowful

grimace

to twist the face in fun or in a look of pain or disgust

exasperated

irritated, annoyed

self-deprecation

expressing lack of importance of one's self

galling

causing extreme irritation

implored

begged

peculiar

odd

parson

clergyman, or an ordained person of the church

shimmered

shone with an unsteady light

vanity

too much concern for one's appearance

hoarding

storing away

scoured

cleaned by hard rubbing with something rough

indomitable

not easily discouraged or defeated

mirage

something that seems real but is not

elation

high spirits

colander

a bowl shaped kitchen utensil with perforations for draining liquids and rinsing food

earnestly

seriously

illiterates

those who do not know how to read or write

ordeal

a severely difficult experience

wheezed

breathed hard with a whistling sound

roust

stirred or drove out; brought out of sleep

in cahoots

in partnership, usually doing something dishonest

companionable

friendly

accomodations

lodgings

petulance

unreasonable irritability

extraordinary

very unusual

entranced

enchanted, fascinated

insistent

demanding

plaintive

sad

prostrate

exhausted

exultant

triumphant

sedately

calmly

apprehension

a feeling of uneasiness about the future

accomplice

a person who knowingly helps another in an unlawful act

wistful

showing longing or sadness

revulsion

extreme disgust

balmy

mild and pleasant

quivered

shook; shivered; trembled

tranquil

peaceful, calm

bovine

Resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive

veered

changed direction

arc

something curved in shape

oppressive

harsh or cruel

infinite

without beginning or end

melancholy

sad

brooch

a decorative pin worn by women

troupe

n. a group of touring actors, singers, or performers

consolingly

comforting in a time of sorrow or disappointment

burly

big and strong; muscular

resentful

feeling angry or annoyed

perversely

morally bad

irrelevant

having nothing to do with the subject

primly

very formally, dainty

faltered

hesitated or stumbled

locks

used to hold the oar/paddle while rowing a boat

silhouette

form/shape of an object/person usually in black

willy-nilly

happening whether we want it to or not

anguish

suffering-heartache

dumb

unable to speak

linger

leave slowly and hesitantly

paradox

a statement that seems contradictory but is actually true

imagery

the ability to form mental images of things or events

personification

A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes

simile

a comparison using "like" or "as"

metaphor

a comparison NOT using "like" or "as"

barbarian

an uncivilized person, someone without manners or culture

roust

woke up from sleep

gallows

the frame for a rope to hang people to death

threadbare

having worn away so that the threads show through

gander

a look or glance

teeming

adj. overfilled; crowded; pouring out

searing

Extremely hot or intense

tarnation

mild swearing-bad word

petulant

easily irritated or annoyed

raved

talked wildly and excitedly

alien

anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found

gingerly

with extreme care or delicacy

ponderous

heavy and slow moving

remorseless

having no pity or compassion

flailing

moving or waving about

exultant

joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success

prostrate

stretched out and lying at full length along the ground

gentility

good manners

apprehension

anxious

catholic

general-universal(from the book)

gait

way of walking

imposing

large in size

veranda

open porch around a house

curlicue

fancy written curl

downy-headed

covered with soft hair

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