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The Martian Chronicles Vocabulary

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solicitous
showing care or concern
fawning
trying to get something by flattery or groveling
impertinently
rudely, impolitely, insultingly
luridly
sensationally, ghastly; passionately
dubiously
doubtfully; uncertainly
olfactory
having to do with sense of smell
labial
of the lips
tactile
having to do with sense of touch
leviathan
huge sea monster in myths; whale or other large mammal
dirge
funeral lament or hymn
propagation
spreading or extending
cynics
person inclined to doubt the sincerity and goodness of human motives
promontory
high point of land
turgidly
in a swollen, bloated, distended manner
insolent
boldly rude; disrespectful; insulting
decorum
proper behavior; good taste in conduct, speech, or dress
innocuous
harmless; not hurtful or injurious
offal
waste parts of an animal, fish, or bird; garbage. rubbish
nebulous
lacking form; hazy, vague
conflagrations
big, destructive fires
odious
very displeasing; offensive
coruscating
giving off flashes of light
pallid
lacking color; pale
titanic
having great size, strength, power, or intellect; huge, colossal
disconcerting
disturbing, confusing, embarrassing