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The Necklace and the Most Dangerous Game vocabulary words
Terms in this set (18)
sudden desire to do something
becoming more distant
always; without changing
calm; not disturbed
removing or overcoming suspicion; inspiring confidence
deeply unhappy or dejected
discomfort or distress
an extremely poor person
intense or excessive admiration or praise
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Which of the following best sums up the second-passage author's attitude toward fall? A. It will be a long time before next spring comes. B. The death of followers is the worst part of the fall. C. Fall represents an inevitable stage in the cycle of life. D. Though depressing on the surface, fall provides an affirming optimism. E. Fall is aptly named because everything "goes down" during the season.
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