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The Speckled Band Vocabulary

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resentment
anger, bitterness, or ill will
retorted
1. to make a reply, especially a quick, caustic, or witty one 2. to return like for like; retaliate
metropolis
a large city
deductions
the drawing of a conclusion by reasoning
intuition
immediate understanding or knowing without reasoning
premature
1. occurring or existing before the normal or expected time 2. impulsive or hasty: a premature judgment
haggard
looking weary and wasted
dense
1. crowded closely together; compact. 2. hard to penetrate; thick.
trivial
1. of little significance or value. 2. ordinary; commonplace.
dissolute
overindulging in disgraceful or immoral activities
disposition
1. one's usual mood; temperament. 2. A habitual inclination; a tendency.
perpetrate
to commit or do
morose
ill-tempered and gloomy; sullen
indulge
to yield to the desires and whims of, especially to an excessive degree; humor 2. to yield to; gratify
parapet
a low wall or railing
vagabonds
a person without a permanent home who moves from place to place
impending
about to happen
notorious
widely but unfavorably known
averse
not willing, reluctant
amiable
friendly and agreeable in disposition; good-natured and likable
insolence
audaciously rude or disrespectful; impertinent.
imprudence
shamelessly bold or disrespectful behavior
pittance
a small amount of money
compliance
the act of giving in to a request or demand
erroneous
mistaken; wrong