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Vocabulary for "A Rose for Emily"/ exam vocab words

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Circumvent
to avoid or get around by clever maneuvering
Coquettish
flirtatious
Dank
unpleasantly damp; moist and chilly
Diffident
shy and timid; lacking self-confidence
Divulge
to make known of something private
Edict
an order put out by a person in authority
Encroach
to advance beyond original limits; intrude
Obliterate
to wipe out, leaving no trace
Obscure
to cover over; hide
Pallid
abnormally pale
Profoundly
deeply; intensely
Tedious
boring because of dullness
Temerity
foolish boldness
Thwart
to block or hinder; prevent the fulfillment
Virulent
extremely poisonous or harmful