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Upward Bound Randy 2

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allusion
a reference to another work of literature, person, or event; an indirect reference
austere
severe or stern in disposition or appearance; somber and grave; ascetic; bare
averse
reluctant; opposed; unwilling
dossier
a set of papers containing information etc., about a person or a particular matter
elision
a deliberate act of omission of a part or parts
evoke
to call forth; to bring to mind
facade
a deceptive outward appearance; a misrepresentation; the face or front of a building
diffidence
lack of self-confidence
hydra
in Greek mythology, a monster with nine heads; a multifaceted problem that can't be eradicated by a single effort.
indelible
impossible to remove, erase, or wash away; permanent; memorable
middling
of medium size, position, or quality; mediocre in quality
morbid
gruesome; grisly; of, relating to, or caused by disease; pathological or diseased
myriad
constituting a very large, indefinite number; innumerable
ostentatious
intended to attract notice and impress others; showy; pretentious; displaying wealth
pedagogy
the art or profession of teaching
prologue
introductory remarks in a speech, play or literary work; an introductory action
prophecy
a prediction of the future, made under divine inspiration
rote
a memorizing process using routine or repetition; by repetition ... 'learn by rote'
svelte
slim; slender or graceful in figure
wan
unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress