The Secret Life of Bees Ch. 1-2

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Presumptuous (2)
Going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward
assuming too much; arrogant
Insomniac, (3)
someone who is unable to fall asleep
Orneriness, (3)
mean and stubborn: feisty
Mercantile, (11)
having to do with trade and commerce
Imbecile, (11)
stupid person, idiot , fool
Carousing, (12)
drinking alcohol and being noisy with others
Pious (22)
showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God
Impersonation, (31)
pretending to be someone else , to imitate
Unperturbed, (32)
not concerned or bothered
Deliberate (38)
carefully weighed or considered; studied; intentional
Brazen (38)
someone or something that is overly bold or shameless
Beseeching (40)
to make an urgent request: beg
Blaspheme (44)
to speak impiously or insultingly of God or sacred things.