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The Adventures of the Speckled band

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averse
not willing; reluctant
compliance
the act of giving into a request or demand
dissolute
overindulging in disgraceful or immoral activities such as drinking or gambling
erroneous
mistaken; wrong
haggard
looking weary and wasted
impending
about to happen
imprudence
an action taken without judgment or caution; rashness
intuition
immediate understanding or knowing without reasoning
metropolis
a large city
morose
ill-tempered and gloomy
notorious
widely but unfavorably known
parapet
a low wall or railing
perpetrate
to commit or do
pittance
a small amount of money
scruple
a feeling of uneasiness about doing something one believes is wrong
deductions
the process of reasoning in which a conclusion follows ncessarily from the stated premises; inference by reasoning from the general to the specific
premature
uncommonly early or before the expected time
dense
crowded closely together; compact
manifold
having many features or forms
crocuses
any of various perennial Eurasian herbs from the genus Crocus, having grasslike leaves and show, variously colored flowers