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Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle and the Speckled Band

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seedy
(adj.) weak and feeble, disreputable
whimsical
(adj.) determined by chance, impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason... playful, quaint
jollification
(n) a boisterous, lively celebration
row
(n) an angry, intense dispute
amid
(prep) in the middle of
grizzled
(adj) having dark hairs mixed with gray or white
carbuncle
(n) a bright red gem
protrude
(v.) extend beyond a surface
trifle
(adj.) something of small importance or trivial
chagrined
(v.) feel distressed or humiliated
metropolis
(n.) capital or chief city of a country or region
intensified
(v.) become more intense
manifold
(adj.) many and a variety
soothingly
(v.) gently calm
trivial
(adj.) of little value or importance
acquirement
(n.) the action of buying or obtaining
bachelor
(n.) a man who has never been married and is not currently
retort
(v.) answer back to a question, typically in an angry manner
dissolute
(adj.) lack in morals
pressing
(adj.) requiring quick and immediate action