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They Cage the Animals at Night

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cowlick
unruly tuft of hair
nonfiction
truth
refuge
shelter
embarrassed
humiliated or mortified
corduroy
velvety fabric
dormitory
sleeping chamber
mimic
imitate or mock
mollycoddle
pamper or spoil
clench
grip tightly
wayside
fringe or edge
orphan
child whose parents are dead
marquee
awning over an entrance
handkerchief
piece of linen for wiping nose
unison
at the same time; in harmony; together
musty
stale and moldy
pulsate
throb or beat
envy
desire for some advantage that another has
curiosity
desire to learn or know; interest
whined
complained in a childish way
sarcastic
cutting remarks that are meant to hurt
convent
a residential house of a religious community
pneumonia
infection of the lungs
steady
stable; constant; unwavering
rouge
blush; a cosmetic
marina
a small harbor for boats
occasionally
now and then; sometimes
retrieve
recover or get back
suspicious
showing mistrust; skeptical
pillar
support; column
sulk
to show dissatisfaction or mope or put
rummaged
to have searched thoroughly
glimpse
a quick look; glance
traction
apparatus for relieving pain
breadwinner
provider for family (money)
plaid
piece of woolen cloth with a striped pattern
delinquent
a person who neglects to do what the law requires
quiver
tremble; shake
erupted
exploded; burst
commitment
oath; vow; pledge or promise
jolt
shock or surprise
residence
the place in which a person lives
anonymous
with no name known; unidentified