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20 terms

Contemporary Literature Vocab 41-60

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ardently
intensely; eagerly
galled
irritated; angered
futile
useless; pointless
elapse
to pass by; to slip away
bleak
cheerless
censored
cut or changed to remove material deemed objectionable
assess
to evaluate; to judge the value of
conundrum
riddle
coherent
clear, logical, and consistent
crucial
critical; decisive
interloper
intruder; meddler
appropriate
to take over
explicit
clear; definite
pulverized
crushed; destroyed
loitered
spent time; hung around
nape
back of the neck
habitually
usually; by habit
sarcastic
scornful; mocking
temples
sides of the forehead, just above and in front of the ears
saturated
completely soaked