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65 terms

3. The Black Cat

Tom Clements
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solicit
to seek out
succinctly
tersely, briefly, concisely
expound
to explain or describe in detail
docility
tameness, a willingness to be taught, good behavior
disposition
mood or temperament
conspicuous
obvious, easily noticed
indulge
to spoil; to give in, as to a craving or desire
derive
to receive from a source, originate
sagacious
intelligent, shrewd, clever
derivable
able to be received from a source, obtainable
paltry
pitifully small or worthless
fidelity
loyalty
uncongenial
dissimilar in tastes and habits
partiality
a special liking for something
tincture
to imbue with a quality
allusion
indirect reference
temperament
an attitude, a manner of behaving
intemperance
excessive with regards to one's behavior, immoderate
restrain
to control, repress, restrict, hold back
scruple
a hesitation caused by moral conscience
peevish
marked by ill temper
malevolence
ill-will, desire to cause evil or harm to other
atrocity
revolting wickedness, cruelty
debauch
excessive eating or drinking, overindulgence
sentiment
an attitude, thought, or judgement prompted by feeling
remorse
a gnawing distress arising from a sense of guilt
equivocal
ambiguous, open to more
irrevocable
conclusive, irreversible
perverseness
deliberate disobedience or misbehavior
impulse
sudden tendency, inclination
faculty
the ability to act or do
perpetual
endless, lasting
inclination
tendency toward
unfathomable
very difficult to understand; incapable of being measured
consummate
to accomplish, to complete
conflageration
a big, destructive fire
grave
to carve or cut into a hard surface
apparition
an unexpected or unusual sight or appearance, a ghostly figure
adjacent
next to, close, bordering
stupefied
having dull sense; stunned, astonished
infamy
a reputation for bad deeds
constitute
to be the part or components of something, to compose
evince
to show clearly or display
disposition
mood or temperament
loathing
hatred or dislike
odious
hateful, contemptible
pestilenec
epidemic, plague, illness
aversion
intense dislike
pertinacity
stubborn persistence
contemptuously
scornfully
incarnate
having human or bodily form; personified
incupmbent
leaning or pressing upon something else
succumb
to give in or over to a superior force
compel
to urge or force
exasperate
to irritate
wrath
anger, rage
goad
to prod or urge
expedient
a method
forbear
to refrain or resist; to tolerate to put up with
insrutability
the inability to be fully seen or understood
allay
to lessen, ease, or soothe
arch
having the highest rank, most important
anomalous
irregular or deviating from the norm
exult
to be extremely joyful to rejoice
consign
to commit especially to a final destination or fate