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20 terms

Short Fiction 20 set

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hypnotize
to put into a sleep-like state
sparkle
to shine in small bright flashes
lackadaisical
idle, lazy; apathetic, indifferent
swagger
to walk around in a proud, showy manner; to boast in a loud manner
delectable
extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
dilatory
inclined to waste time and lag behind or be late
mesmerize
to attract strongly, as if with a magnet; to fascinate
flaxen
a pale yellow color; the color of straw; often used to describe blonde hair
aplomb
self-confidence
ambiguous
having more than one possible meaning
deception
A trick; an attempt to make someone believe something that is not true
doubt
uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something; lack of confidence
bland
lacking taste or flavor or tang
copacetic
fine; completely satisfactory; okay; cool
discombobulated
upset or confused
billow
to rise or swell like a wave on a large body of water; a flag might ______ in the breeze
ripple
a small wave or series of waves caused by a slight breeze or by an object dropping into a body of water
endemic
natural to or characteristic of a specific people or place
essential
absolutely necessary
anterior
position at the front (a human's nose, or the entire head, is an ______ position on the body)