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Short Story Vocab

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vex
to anger, to irritate, to agitate, to annoy
audacious
bold, daring, fearless
vehemently
having strong feelings caused by something, marked by strong forceful energy
tumultuously
in a disorderly way, violent
resilient
recover from a setback, resume original shape
muse
to ponder, to reflect
segregate
to isolate, to separate, to set apart
ominous
threatening, evil omen
somber
dark, gloomy, dismal, sulen
habitual
regular, usual, out of habit
stalwart
strong, sturdy
amiable
friendly
compensation
payment for something, or doing something in return fro something else
liability
responsibility
talisman
something thought to have magical powers, lucky charm
apathy
lack of interest, indifference
presumputous
overbearingly forward or overly confident
enthralled
captivated, spellbound
oppressive
harsh, uncomfortable
omniscient
knowing everything
pseudonym
fictitious name, especially used by authors
aversion
a strong dislike
thwart
to prevent something from happening
vengeance
punishment inflicted on someone for wrongdoing, revenge
enumerate
to count off one by one
valiant
brave, courageous
cower
to crouch down in fear
gait
manner of walking
pungent
strong or acrid smell
famish
to starve