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querulous

fretful; complaining

coup de grace

finishing stroke; blow that ends suffering

arbitarily

without rules or standards

solicitously

with concern

plaintively

sadly

quash

put a stop to

lambasting

beating or pounding

judiciously

wisely and carefully; like a judge

atavistic

a desire that his earliest ancestors would have had

respite

relief

equilibrium

balance

rangy

thin and long-limbed

irresolutely

in an undecided way

sibilant

making a hissing sound

august

dignified; inspiring respect

chagrined

embarrassed

hellions

troublemakers

loco

Spanish word for crazy

splayed-out

spread outward

poultice

a warm, moist dressing for a wound

nicker

to whinny

gutteral

sound which is produced in the back of the throat

meticulously

precise; thorough

towheaded

a head with white-blond hair

tiered

being or arranged in tiers or layers; stair-like

expansive

comprehensive; extensive; wide range

reverberated

to echo

penchant

a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something

temerity

reckless boldness; rashness

chignon

a large, smooth twist, roll, or knot of hair, worn by women at the nape of the neck or the back of the head; bun

imperiously

domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing; urgently

emitted

to send forth (liquid, light, heat, sound, particles, etc.); discharge

inaccessible

not accessible; unapproachable.

precariously

uncertain; unstable; insecure; dangerous; risky

feigned

pretended; sham; counterfeit

vex

to irritate; annoy

wavered

to sway to and fro; flutter

wheedle

to endeavor to influence (a person) by smooth, flattering, or beguiling words or acts

teeming

abounding or swarming with something, as with people

promenading

a stroll or walk, esp. in a public place, as for pleasure or display

malevolently

wishing evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill-disposed; malicious

wary

watchful; being on one's guard against danger

condoned

to disregard or overlook

exasperation

an act or instance of exasperating; provocation

soberly

showing self-control

condescending

showing or implying a usually patronizing descent from dignity or superiority

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