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Vocabulary for PEAK by ROLAND SMITH

PEAK Vocabulary list, 45 words
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ascent
act of moving upward; an upward slope
precarious
fraught with danger
pelting
beating against
audacious
disposed to venture or take risks
alledged
apparently, without proof
enunciating
announcing or proclaiming; speaking very clearly
elicited
To draw a response from someone
demeanor
behavior
stupor
dulled state of mind or senses
remorseful
feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
increduously
unbelieving
unwavering
marked by firm determination or resolution
duress
compulsion by threat; forcible confinement
wherewithal
resources needed for a purpose
begrudgingly
reluctantly
concurred
Agreed
mellowed
having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience
reevaluate
revise or renew one's assessment
cringed
to move or flinch slightly because of discomfort or fear
underestimated
miscalculated
undisclosed
not made known
concierge
a person whose job is to look after the business and personal services of customers. Concierges are commonly found in expensive apartment buildings, in hotels, or in very large companies. 363
pandemonium
a state of extreme confusion and disorder
auspicious
promising success
flourish
to be successful, wave dramatically, a showy gesture
disheveled
rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder
surly
inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
pristine
immaculately clean and unused
auspicious
tending to favor or bring good luck
poignant
deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell
cairn
a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path
balaclava
cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face
belligerently
hostile or aggressive: hostile, ready to start a fight, or ready to go to war
garish
dressed too brightly: wearing clothing or makeup that is extremely brightly colored
daunting
disheartening: likely to discourage, intimidate, or frighten somebody
debilitated
weakened: with reduced strength or energy as a result of illness or physical exertion
vigil
night watch: a period spent in doing something through the night, e.g., watching, guarding, or praying
disperse
to drive or send off in various directions; scatter
blindsided
The side away from which one is directing one's attention.
devastated
upset enormously: to shock or upset somebody greatly, made uninhabitable
enmeshed
catch in entanglement: to entangle somebody or something in something from which it is difficult to be extricated or ...
efficiency
skillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort
elusive
skillful at eluding capture, be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind
blanch
To take the color from, a physiologic phenomenon whereby the skin appears whitish ...
denouncement
To condemn openly as being evil or reprehensible.