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"The Lady or the Tiger?" Vocabulary

These are the 17 vocabulary words from the short story "The Lady or the Tiger?".
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aesthetic
(adj) appreciative of artistic or beautiful things
aspire
(v) to aim for ambitious goals
doleful
(adj) sorrowful
emanate
(v) to originate from
fervent
(adj) having or showing great emotion or intensity
fervid
(adj) passionately enthusiastic
florid
(adj) flowery; overly showy
genial
(adj) friendly; cheerful
grievous
(adj) full of grief; sorrowful
imperious
(adj) commanding and haughty
novel
(adj) new and original
procure
(v) to obtain by particular care
progressive
(adj) working toward improvement or advancement
rapture
(n) ecstatic joy
reverie
(n) a state of dreamy contemplation
subordinate
(adj) less important
unsurpassed
(adj) unmatched; unbeaten; difficult to exceed