a collection of short stories, poems, or plays
to make more bearable; to ease
soothing to anger or distrust
a lessening or a decrease
understood by or meant for only a small group
tiny grains of sand or stone; determination and courage; to clench together, as teeth
humorously absurd and nonsensical
tedious and requiring little skill
continuous emission of light from a substance requiring neither heat nor sustained exposure to radiation
expecting only the worst or most negative outcome
to rummage and steal
a simultaneous discharge of guns or cannons, or an outburst resembling such a discharge
not definite or permanent
felt as though experienced first hand
to desire intensely, sometimes with sadness
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