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18 terms

Short Stories 2 - The Cask of Amontillado & The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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precluded
prevented; made impossible to advance
retribution
payback; punishment for a misdeed
accosted
greeted in an especially aggressive way
afflicted
suffered; sickened
explicit
clearly stated
recoiling
staggering back
termination
end
subsided
settled down; became less active/intense
rakishly
with a trim, casual look; dashingly
hurtling
moving swiftly and with great force
distraught
extremely troubled; confused; distracted
haggard
having a worn look, as from sleeplessness
insolent
boldly disrespectful
insinuatingly
suggesting indirectly
cur
mean, contemptible person; mean, ugly dog
cannonading
continuous firing of artillery
derisive
showing contempt or ridicule
inscrutable
baffling; mysterious