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TKaM Novel Vocab

for the Vocabulary quiz on January 27, 2012.
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aloof
distant; unfeeling
benevolence
inclination to perform charitable acts
benign
compassionate; incapable of causing harm
bewilderment
condition of being confused
cherub
a winged, chubby angel
ensuing
following immediately afterward
morbid
gruesome, gloomy, or dark
obliged
under force of necessity; obligated
prowess
superior skill or ability; strength or courage
tacit
unspoken; understood without being expressed
aberrations
deviations from the proper course
accosted
approached in a harsh manner; assaulted
ascertaining
discovering with certainty; determining
cleaved
adhered to closely; clung to
embalming
treating with preservatives to prevent
decay
feeble
physically weak from age or sickness; frail
meditative
given to contemplation or deep thought
unfathomable
difficult or impossible to understand
vigil
wakefulness maintained in reverence to another person, usually after one's death
whittle
to carve or shape
analogous
possessing connections, similarities
antagonized
created an enemy or an antagonist
articulate
to speak clearly and in distinct syllables
contemporaries
those who exist/live at the
same time
evasion
an act of escaping or avoiding
inconspicuous
not noticeable or prominent
ingenious
characterized by cleverness or
originality
nauseating
causing nausea or upset stomach
mausoleum
a magnificent, decorated tomb
provocation
causing aggravation or annoyance