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ambling
an unhurried, leisurely walk
predicament
Difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma
gaping
wide open
jauntily
gaily; stylishly
platitudes
a flat, dull, or trite remark, uttered as if it were fresh or profound
sneer
a facial expression of contempt or scorn
asphyxiate
deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
heaved
lifted or threw with great effort
existentialism
Philosophy that says each person must make meaning in a world that has no universal meaning
nihilism
complete denial of all established authority and institutions
belief in nothing
indistinguishable
not able to be identified as different or distinct.
tenant
a person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord
rigid
fixed and unmoving
glum
depressed, gloomy
stout
plump; stocky; substantial
sullen
bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy
leer
a suggestive or sneering look or grin
blatant
obvious
phantasm
apparition; ghost; phantom
gaunt
thin and bony
earnest
intense, a sincere state of mind
abashed
(adj., part.) embarrassed, ashamed, or nonplussed
contemptuous
lacking respect; scornful
illusions
false ideas or beliefs
coax
persuade by flattery
peculiar
Odd; strange
yodel
a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto
hearse
a vehicle for conveying a dead person to the place of burial