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abhor

To Shrink from in disgust; to detest

abrasion

a wearing away or rubbing away by friction

affable

pleasant; approchable; gracious

agile

able to move quickly and easily

anarchy

a lack of government and law; confusion

anonymous

having no known name or identity or known source

anthology

collection of literary works

avid

(adj.) desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager

banter

(v.) to exchange playful remarks, tease; (n.) talk that is playful and teasing

brusque

abrupt in manner or speech; gruff

clad

clothed or covered

claustrophobia

fear of enclosed or narrow spaces

concise

short and to the point

confiscate

to seize, by force if necessary; to take possession of

daunt

to discourage or intimidate

dehydrate

lose water or moisture

demean

to cause a lowering of self-esteem; to lower in reputation or character

depict

to give a picture of; to describe

deploy

to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up

despicable

worthy only of being despised and rejected

despondent

depressed from loss of hope or confidence; utterly discouraged

dire

having terrible consequences; urgent or desperate

disposition

a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing

emulate

to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model

encompass

(v.) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class

evoke

to call forth or call to mind

excruciating

causing great pain or anguish; agonizing; unbearably painful

extricate

To free from a difficult or tangled situation

gingerly

(adj., adv.) with extreme care or caution

grapple

to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match

grimace

a facial expression of fear, disapproval, or pain

inane

lacking significance, meaning, or point; silly, insipid

intricate

(adj) complicated; difficult to understand

inventory

a detailed list of all the items in stock

lackadaisical

lacking spirit or interest, halfhearted

meticulous

extremely careful; particular about details

mutiny

deliberate refusal to obey orders given by those in command, especially by sailors

negligible

Small and unimportant, not worth noticing

pilfer

to steal repeatedly small amounts or things that are of little value

profound

showing intellectual penetration or emotional depths

profusion

a plentiful supply; a great or generous amount

pseudonym

a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role

recluse

a person who lives in solitude, a hermit

resilient

able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly

sage

wise; a very wise person

serene

Calm, peaceful

shackle

a restraint that confines or restricts freedom

spontaneous

produced without being planted or without human labor

sporadic

occurring irregularly

turbulent

violently agitated or disturbed

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