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somber

describes something dark or gloomy

loathsome

describes something that causes great dislike

exasperation

annoyance; frustration

avenging

getting revenge

docile

describes a person or animal that is quiet, not aggressive, & easily controlled

compose

1. To create
2. to make yourself calm in order to control your feelings

construed

interpreted in a certain way

fidgeted

to move or behave nervously especially with the hands or feet

succumbing

1. To give in to pressure from others
2. To die or be affected by an illness

stench

A strong, disgusting smell

permeated

spread throughout

decrepit

describes something or someone that is old, weak, or in bad condition

vexation

the feeling of being annoyed or puzzled

vermin

pests, like rats and fleas, that cause problems for humans

compelled

to force

perpetual

describes something that is constant or continues forever

contempt

a feeling of no respect or great dislike

perception

the impression you have of something

reprieve

a delay or pardon from a punishment or unpleasant situation

abruptly

unexpectedly sudden

presumptuous

describes a behavior that you disapprove of because someone does something that they have no right to do

impertinence

the act of being rude or disrespectful

slanderous

describes something that is said which is false and intends to hurt someone's reputation

earnestness

the state of being serious or sincere

punctilious

describes someone who is extremely concerned about small details

apprehensive

describes someone who is fearful or nervous that something bad will happen

disarray

a mess; disorder

pervasive

describes something, usually bad, that is present or felt throughout an area

intensify

to become greater

grotesque

describes something that is twisted or changed to be very odd or ugly

malicious

describes words/actions which are cruel or harmful

unnerving

describes something that causes you to be nervous or upset

fathom

to comprehend; understand

court

to try to gain the affection or love of someone

tranquility

peace; calmness

mingle

to join or interact with other people

naïve

describes someone who lacks experience so he/she expects things to be easy

laxness

the quality of not caring or not being strict enough

adversity

a difficult or unfavorable situation; misfortune

fatigued

describes someone who is tired or exhausted

scrutinizing

to examine or observe very carefully

stowaway

someone who sneaks on and hides on a ship, usually to get a free ride

blatant

describes something bad done in an obvious way

agitation

the feeling of being upset which is shown in someone's voice or behavior

seething

describes someone who is very angry, but he/she holds it in

unkempt

describes someone or something that is untidy or sloppy

ruffian

a tough, rough, and disorderly person

livid

describes someone who is enraged and shows it

appease

to please someone (or to stop them from being angry) by giving them what they want

restitution

the act of making up or repaying for a loss or injury

contemplate

to think about whether to do an action or not

scandalous

describes behavior that is shocking or immoral

exhilaration

the state of being excited and extremely happy

despot

tyrant; a person with power who rules unjustly

oblivion

state of being completely destroyed

capsize

to overturn in water

disheveled

describes someone's appearance as very untidy

dumbfounded

describes someone who is surprised

abate

to become less strong; decrease

hallucinate

to see things that are not really there because you are ill or on drugs

prophecy

statement in which someone says they strongly believe that a certain event will happen

perplexity

feeling of being confused and frustrated because you do not understand something

conspiracy

agreement to act together in a wrongful manner

felon

criminal; person guilty of a serious crime (felony)

memento

an object you keep to remind you of something in the past

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