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A Separate Peace

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tacit
adj. understood or implied without being stated
contentious
adj. causing or likely to cause controversy; controversial
forlorn
adj. pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely
inveigle
v. persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery
consternation
n. feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected
rhetorically
adv. spoken in a manner not intended to elicit a reply
formidable
adj. extremely impressive in strength or excellence
chronic
adj. persisting for a long time or constantly recurring
resonant
adj. deep, clear, and continuing to sound or ring
indignant
adj. feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment
enmity
n. a state of deep-seated ill-will
indiscriminately
adv. done at random or without careful judgement
latent
adj. hidden; concealed
listlessly
adv. lacking energy or enthusiasm
reverie
n. a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream
exhorted
v. strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something
vindicated
v. clear (someone) of blame or suspicion
idiosyncratic
adj. peculiar or individual
turbid
adj. (of a liquid) cloudy, opaque, or thick with suspended matter
impinge
v. have an impact, esp. a negative one
encumbrance
n. a burden or impediment
reticent
adj. not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily
poignance
n. a keen sense of sadness or regret
sustenance
n. food and drink regarded as a source of strength; nourishment
multifariously
adv. in diverse ways
presaged
foreshadowing; warning of, predicting
austerity
n. sternness or severity of manner or attitude
querulous
adj. complaining in a petulant or whining manner
rejoinder
n. a reply, esp. a sharp or witty one
primevally
adv. belonging to the earliest ages; ancient
deluded
v. deceive ; fool
fortitude
n. courage in pain or adversity
incredulously
adv. with doubt or disbelief
indictment
n. an accusation of wrongdoing
pontiff
n. the pope
impervious
adj. not allowing fluid to pass through
animosity
n. strong hostility
bellicose
adj. demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight
cache
n. a secret store of valuables or money
encroachment
n. the act of advancing beyond proper, established, or usual limits