The Speckled Band Vocabulary

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resentment

anger, bitterness, or ill will

retorted

1. to make a reply, especially a quick, caustic, or witty one 2. to return like for like; retaliate

metropolis

a large city

deductions

the drawing of a conclusion by reasoning

intuition

immediate understanding or knowing without reasoning

premature

1. occurring or existing before the normal or expected time 2. impulsive or hasty: a premature judgment

haggard

looking weary and wasted

dense

1. crowded closely together; compact. 2. hard to penetrate; thick.

trivial

1. of little significance or value. 2. ordinary; commonplace.

dissolute

overindulging in disgraceful or immoral activities

disposition

1. one's usual mood; temperament. 2. A habitual inclination; a tendency.

perpetrate

to commit or do

morose

ill-tempered and gloomy; sullen

indulge

to yield to the desires and whims of, especially to an excessive degree; humor 2. to yield to; gratify

parapet

a low wall or railing

vagabonds

a person without a permanent home who moves from place to place

impending

about to happen

notorious

widely but unfavorably known

averse

not willing, reluctant

amiable

friendly and agreeable in disposition; good-natured and likable

insolence

audaciously rude or disrespectful; impertinent.

imprudence

shamelessly bold or disrespectful behavior

pittance

a small amount of money

compliance

the act of giving in to a request or demand

erroneous

mistaken; wrong

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