Gentlehands 1-10 vocab

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Seedy
Shabby and rundown
Mutter
To speak in a barely audible tone
Stern
strict; serious
Sigh
deep, audible breath
Coma
state of long unconsciousness
Feint
A fake blow; pretend to hit
Suppress
To hold back or restrain
Chagrin
Feeling of humiliation, disappointment
Rendition
Interpretation or version
Maitre d'
Head water
Subtle
Not obvious
Fluke
Flat fish
Mill
Wander about aimlessly
Persist
To continue, to go on
Cardigan
A button-down sweater
Clique
A small, exclusive group
Anemic
Pale
Gape
To stare
Formidable
Causing fear, awe, or apprehension
Undaunted
Not discouraged or dismayed
Aria
A vocal solo
Relent
To become mild, to give in
Strategy
A plan
Feign
To pretend
Lament
To express grief or regret
Lilt
A rhythmic swing, liveliness
Wince
To flinch
Sacrosanct
Sacred
Gawk
To stare stupidly
Anticipate
To look forward to
Revulsion
Dislike
flotilla
a large group moving together
anarchy
a state of society without government
discreet
careful about what you say or do
provocative
stimulating or exciting
espadrille
a sandal
irony
exact opposite of what you would expect
ethnic
a group sharing a common culture
mystic
magic and mysterious (strange can't quite figure it out; unique)
fatalism
belief that things that are meant to happen will happen
omen
a sign
allusion
reference to something outside of the story to help us understand the story
rapport
a trusting relationship
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