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42 terms

8th - "The Most Dangerous Game"

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palpable
adj. able to be felt; easily perceived
tangible
adj. real; able to be touched
indolently
adv. lazily; idly
sensuous
adj. pleasing to the senses
extremity
n. highest degree
vitality
n. life and energy
staccato
adj. short and sharp
opaqueness
adj. lack of transparency
lacerated
adj. cut or torn
leering
v. looking unpleasantly
deliberateness
n. carefulness
singularly
adj. very noticeably
bizarre
adj. very strange
feudal
adj. of the Middle Ages
refectory
n. dining room
appraising
v. judging
capital
adj. outstanding
port
n. type of wine
analytical
adj. having a tendency to examine carefully
quarry
n. animal or person being hunted
surmounted
v. dealt with a difficulty
condone
v. approve of something most people disapprove of
droll
adj. funny
naive
adj. innocent and easily fooled
scruples
n. beliefs that keep a person from doing something that he or she thinks is wrong
righteous
adj. angry becausae a situation is not right or fair
invariably
adv. always
grotesque
adj. uncomfortably ugly and strange
solicitously
adv. accommodatingly
opiate
n. drug
venerable
adj. respected because of its quality
sloop
n. boat
animated
v. gave energy or life
futile
adj. useless; hopeless
imperative
adj. extremely important
apprehensive
adj. anxious; concerned
pungent
adj. strong smelling
uncanny
adj. very strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
placid
adj. calm
inevitable
adj. certain; unavoidable
shinnied
v. climbed quickly
repast
n. meal; food