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jest
a playful or joking manner
haywire
wildly out of control
sinuous
long and curving
immobile
cannot be moved
supple
bendable easily without breaking or cracking
fused
joined to become one object
intonation
rise and fall in pitch of any sound
disown
to break your connection with someone or something
convince
to persuade someone that what you are saying is true
treason
the crime of betraying your country
ordinary
not special or different in any aspect
suit
to be appropriate for you
defeatist
expecting, accepting, or resigning to failure
rejected
turned down or not accepted
plea
an emotional or intense request; a way of asking
intercept
to meet something or someone before it goes to their destination
seeped
a liquid or gas that leaked into a place slowly
diagnosed
to identify an illness or problem
rendezvous
an arrangement to meet a person at a certain time and place
devoured
to eat something quickly and enthusiastically
lethal
something that is capable of killing
extent
the size of the area something covers
hampered
made something difficult for you to accomplish
altitude
a landform's height above sea level
equipped
provided something to you
reserve
kept back or set aside
rely
to trust that something will be there when needed
overshadowed
viewed as less successful, less important, or less impressive than what it is being compared to
concede
to acknowledge or admit that something is true, often against your will
confidential
meant to be secret and not told to anyone else
justification
a reason or an explanation for a certain action
unearthed
discovered, or uncovered, usually after a search or an investigation
alibi
an explanation as to where you where when an event occured
culprit
a person who committed a crime or offense
confront
to challenge someone face-to-face
scandal
a situation or an event that causes public outrage or shock
sheepishly
showing that you feel embarrased or stupid
vying
competing for something against another competitor