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The Lady or the Tiger & The Monkey's Paw Vocab

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assert
(v) to state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully
decree
(n) an official order issued by a legal authority
doleful
(adj) expressing sorrow; mournful
exuberant
(adj) filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement
imperious
(adj) assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering
procure
(v) to obtain (something), esp. with care or effort
retribution
(n) punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved
subordinate
(adj) lower in rank or position
valor
(n) great courage in the face of danger, esp. in battle
emanate
(v) to spread out
credulity
(n) a tendency to be too ready to believe that something is real or true
grimace
(n) an ugly, twisted expression on a person's face, typically expressing disgust, pain, or wry amusement
assent
(n) the expression of approval or agreement
survey
(v) to look carefully and thoroughly at someone or something, investigate
avert
(v) to turn away (one's eyes or thoughts)
apathy
(n) lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern
aghast
(adj) filled with horror or shock
grave
(adj) giving cause for alarm; serious
malign
(adj) evil in nature or effect; malevolent
enthralled
(adj) filled with wonder and delight
oppressive
(adj) weighing heavily on the spirit or mind
reverberate
(v) (of a loud noise) to be repeated several times as an echo