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amiable

friendly; agreeable; good-natured

bayou

a marshy inlet or outlet of a river or lake, especially in parts of the southern United States

grimace

a wry face, facial distortion; to make a wry face

indomitable

unconquerable; unyielding; not easily overcome

malleable

capable of being shaped by hammering or pressing; having the capacity to be changed easily

melodramatic

overly dramatic, emotional, or sentimental

succumb

to die; to give in to an overpowering force or desire

vibrant

vigorous, energetic, radiant, sparkling, vivacious

visage

the appearance conveyed by a person's face

whimsical

acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable

apprehensive

uneasy; fearful about the future

callous

insensitive; lacking mercy; thick and hardened like a callous

commendable

praiseworthy; deserving approval or credit

indignant

angered by the unfairness or meanness of something

ineffectual

not effective; inadequate; unable to bring about the desired result

judicious

sensibile; wise and careful; discreet; prudent

mystic

mysterious; a person who believes that he has special communication with God

paraphrase

to state a meaning in your own words; to reword the meaning of a passage

verbatim

the exact words; following the original source exactly

personification

a literary device which gives human characteristics to something that is not human

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