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Cowlick
A lock of hair that grows in a direction different from the rest and that resists being combed
Roguishly
Pertaining to, Characteristic of, or acting like a rouge, knavish, rascally
Ornery
Ugly and Unpleasant
Ruefully
Causing sorrow or pity
Nonchalantly
Cool unconcerned, indifferent, or unexcited
Resignedly
Submissive or acquiescent
Implore
To be urgently for (aid, mercy, pardon, etc)
Aloof
At a distance in feeling or interest
Contemptuously
Showing or expressing contempt or disdain
Smoldering
To burn without flame/ to display repressed feeling
Unfathomable
Incapable of being fully explored or understood
Savvy
Experienced, knowledge, well- informed
Elude
To avoid or escape by speed, cleverness, trickery, etc
Indignant
Feeling, characterized by or expressing strong; displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive insulting, or base
Aghast
Filled with horror or shock
Bewilderment
A feeling of being perplexed and confused
Conviction
A formal declaration that someone is guilty of a criminal offense/ a firmly held belief or opinion
Doggedly
In a manner that shows tenacity and grim persistence
Eluded
Evade or escape from( a danger, enemy, or purser)typically in a skillful or cunning way
Hue
A color or shade/ Character aspect
Imploringly
To beg urgently or piteously, as for aid or mercy
Vital
Absolutely necessary or important: essential/ full of energy; lively
Sullenly
Bad-tempered and sulky, gloomy/ a sulky or depressed
Subsides
Becomes less intense, violent or severe/ go down to a lower or the normal level
Mimicking
Imitate, typically in order to entertain or ridicule, resemble or imitate, especially to deter predators or for camouflage/replicate the physiological effect
Bemused
Means bewildered and not mean amused
Disinterested
Unbiased not mean interested
Hone
To sharpen and not mean to homing or to converge upon
Appraise
To ascertain the value of and doesn't mean to apprise or to inform
Enervate
To sap or weaken and not mean energize
Staunch
Loyal, Study
Credible
Believable and not mean gullible
Refute
Prove to be false
Fortuitous
Coincidental or unplanned and not mean fortunate
Depreciate
To decrease in value and not mean to disparage
Adverse
Preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable
Cliche
A phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought/ A stereotype or electrotype
Dichotomy
A division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.
Flaunt
Display ostentatiously(in a pretentious(attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed.) or show the way designed to impress.)especially in order to provoke envy or admiration or to show defiance.
Flounder
To struggle clumsily or helplessly
Ironic
Using words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning; containing or exemplifying irony
Mitigate
To lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate.
Quarrel
An angry argument or disagreement, typically between people who are usually on good terms
Prophesy
Say that (a specified thing) will happen in the future
Mortal
Of a living human being, often in contrast to a divine being subject to death
Soothsayer
A person supposed to be able to foresee the future
Nymph
A mythological spirit of nature imagined as a beautiful maiden inhabiting river, woods or other locations
Triumphant
Having won a battle or contest; victorious
Lyre
A stringed instrument like a small U-shaped harp with strings fixed to a crossbar, used especially in ancient Greece
Madness
The state of being mentally ill, especially severely
Oath
A solemn promise, often invoking a divine witness, regarding one's future action or behavior
Trinkets
A small ornament or item of jewelry that is of little value
Encamped
Settle in or establish a comp, especially a military one
Haughty
Arrogantly superior and disdainful
Repent
Feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one's wrongdoing or sin
Citadel
A fortress, typically on high ground, protecting or dominating a city
Despair
The complete loss or absence of hope
Perish
Suffer death, typically in a violent, sudden, or untimely way
Victors
A person who defeats an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition
Slain
The past participle of killing in a violent way
Extinguished
Cause(a fire or light) to cease to burn or shine
Latter
Situated or occurring nearer tot he end of something than to the beginning
Plumes
A long, soft feather or arrangement of feathers used by a bird for display or worn by a person for ornament
Desertion
The action of deserting a person, cause, or organization
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