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15 terms

Chapter 12

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deluge
a flood; an overwhelming rush
catholic
universal; wide-ranging
eerie
weird; mysterious; strange and frightening
martial
warlike; relating to the military
anthropomorphic
attributing human characteristics or qualities to objects, animals or gods
beneficiary
one who receives benefits
careen
to swerve or lurch from side to side while in motion
aplomb
self-confidence
guile
slyness and cunning in dealing with others
modicum
a small amount
fester
to grow embittered over time; to rot
languish
to become weak or feeble; to lose strength
pall
something that covers or conceals
havoc
great destruction; chaos
rancid
having a bad taste or smell; spoiled