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Monkey's Paw

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condoling
adj. expressing sympathy
rubicund
adj. rosy; reddish
visage
n. the face
fakir
n. Muslim or Hindu holy people, thought by some people to perform miracles
presuptuous
adj. over confident
arabian nights
n. a collection of folktales in Arabic dating from the 10th century
antimacassar
n. small cover for arms or backs of sofas or chairs, either as a decoration or a protection from soiling (originally, against hair oil imported from Macassar)
talisman
n. an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish
simian
adj. related to or resembling an ape or monkey
prosaic
adj. dull, commonplace
credulity
n. tendency to believe readily
bibulous
adj. fond of or addicted to alcoholic beverages
furtively
adv. Done or acting in a stealthy way; sneaky
fusillade
n. a rapid outburst or barrage
amiably
adv. good-natured and friendly