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A Separate Peace, Chapter 1

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tacit
implied; not explicitly stated.
forbidding
causing fear or dislike; looking dangerous or unpleasant.
cupola
a domelike structure.
foyer
an entrance hall; a vestibule.
convalescence
gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury; gradual recovery after an illness.
specter
a ghost or phantom.
contentious
involving or likely to cause controversy; having or showing a ready disposition to fight.
ell
an extension at the end and at right angles to the main building.
ramshackle
in deplorable condition; appearing ready to collapse, loose and shaky.
salient
prominent; of notable significance.
forlorn
pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment.
mire
a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot.
loom
to appear very large; to occupy a commanding or threatening position.
grandeur
the quality of being magnificent or splendid.
irate
feeling or showing extreme anger.
protrude
to extend out or project in space.
prodigious
far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree.
inveigle
to influence by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering.
regimen
the regular process, procedure, or system of doing something, esp. to improve health.
consternation
fear resulting from the awareness of danger.
galling
causing irritation or annoyance.
unemphatic
not emphasized; not expressive.
reverberant
resounding; ringing or echoing tones.
shrill
high pitched and piercing in tone or sound.
indignation
a feeling of righteous anger.
expansive
friendly and open and willing to talk.
formidable
extremely impressive in strength or excellence; inspiring fear or awe.
pitch
to fall or plunge forward.
deign
to do something that one considers to be below one's dignity.
intelligible
capable of being apprehended or understood.