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Admonition
a counsel or warning to correct a fault
Anguish
excruciating or acute distress
Apprehensive
anxiety, nervousness, uneasy or fearful about something to come
Aptitude
capability; ability; skill; talent
Assuage
to appease, satisfy, or relieve
Benign
having a kindly disposition; gracious
Bewilderment
a state of confusion or being perplexed
Buoyancy
ability to float in water
Carnage
flesh of slain animals or men
Chastisement
punishment or discipline
Chortled
to chuckle or to make a joyful laugh
Contorted
twisted in a violent manner; distorted
Crescendo
a gradual increase in loudness or intensity
Deftly
nimble, cleverly, skillfully
Disposition
inclination, mood, or attitude
Distended
increased, expanded, or dilated; enlarged by internal pressure
Dosage
an amount of medicine given out
Ecstatic
very happy; marked by ecstasy
Emphatically
forcefully, insistently, boldly, clearly
Excruciating
extremely painful; unbearably distressing; torturing
Exhilarating
to enliven, invigorate, or stimulate
Exquisite
rare, appealing excellence, special beauty or charm
Frazzled
worn-out, fatigued
Gravitating
to move towards something
Immobilized
unable to move, eliminate motion
Infraction
violation of rules; breaking the laws
Interdependence
mutually dependent
Lethargy
state of being listless, drowsy, lazy, or sluggish
Luminous
shining brightly, resplendent, or illuminating
Meticulously
precisely or thorough
Mutilated
to cut or permanently destroy
Nondescript
lacking distinct qualities, dull, uninteresting
Nurturer
a person who takes care of, brings up, or trains
Obsolete
no longer current or in use
Ominous
foreshadowing of danger, evil, or harm
Palpable
able to be touched or felt; tangible
Permeated
to become diffused; penetrate or pass through
Petulant
insolent or rude in speech and behavior
Placidly
pleasantly calm or peaceful, free of disturbance
Remorse
regret, guilt, pain with conscience
Requisitioned
to require or take for use; press into service
Retroactive
having application or effect on things prior to its enactment
Rueful
feel regret for
Tantalizing
something that provokes or arouses interest or desire
Transgression
violation of law, command,or duty; a sin
Trudged
to walk laboriously or wearily
Writhing
to twist the body about or squirm as if in pain