38 terms

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tangent
a sudden change of course
forlorn
pitiful
rueful
regretful or sorrowful
grimace
to twist the face in fun or in a look of pain or disgust
exasperated
irritated, annoyed
self-deprecation
expressing lack of importance of one's self
galling
causing extreme irritation
implored
begged
peculiar
odd
parson
clergyman, or an ordained person of the church
shimmered
shone with an unsteady light
vanity
too much concern for one's appearance
hoarding
storing away
scoured
cleaned by hard rubbing with something rough
indomitable
not easily discouraged or defeated
mirage
something that seems real but is not
elation
high spirits
colander
a bowl shaped kitchen utensil with perforations for draining liquids and rinsing food
earnestly
seriously
illiterates
those who do not know how to read or write
ordeal
a severely difficult experience
wheezed
breathed hard with a whistling sound
roust
stirred or drove out; brought out of sleep
in cahoots
in partnership, usually doing something dishonest
companionable
friendly
accomodations
lodgings
petulance
unreasonable irritability
extraordinary
very unusual
entranced
enchanted, fascinated
insistent
demanding
plaintive
sad
prostrate
exhausted
exultant
triumphant
sedately
calmly
apprehension
a feeling of uneasiness about the future
accomplice
a person who knowingly helps another in an unlawful act
wistful
showing longing or sadness
revulsion
extreme disgust