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23 terms

1. The Tell-Tale Heart

Tom Clements
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acute
sensitive, heightened; sharp, pointed; severe
hearken
to listen
dissimulation
the act of hiding the truth
vex
to irritate, annoy
profound
intelligent
sagacity
shrewdness, intelligence
stifled
suppressed or held back
supposition
a hypothesis based on little evidence
stalk
to hunt, pursue
resolve
to determine or to make a firm decision about
stealthily
quietly and cautiously
acuteness
sharpness, severity
wane
to decrease gradually
scantling
a small piece of lumber
wary
careful cautious
suavity
smooth grace or politeness, courtesy
audacity
boldness, daring
repose
to lie dead
vehemently
strongly, urgently
trifle
something of slight worth or little importance
gesticulation
the act of making gestures
derision
mockery, ridicule
hypocritical
expressing feelings or virtues that one doesn't really have