"Metamorphosis" Vocabulary

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desist
to cease from action
reverberate
to resound (echo)
plaintive
expressing sorrow
dun
to make repeated
unassailable
not open to attack
incapacitated
unable to act, respond
injunction
a judicial process
concierge
doorkeeper
futile
ineffective, useless
hale
free from disease
conduce
to lead to a result
recalcitrance
resisting control
propitiate
appeased; conciliate
dudgeon
resentment; anger
allocution
a formal speech
chagrin
a feeling caused by disappointment or humiliation
livery
a distinctive uniform
vehemently
zealously; ardently; violently
respite
a delay or cessation for a time
canvas
to solicit votes