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Scurry
to move about or proceed hurriedly
Dismal
depressing in character or appearance
Monotonous
always the same; not varying; boring
Havoc
violent and needless disturbance
Precipice
a very steep cliff; the brink or edge of disaster
Brackish
slightly salty
Terse
brief and to the point
Waft
be driven or carried along, as by the air
Engross
to take up one's complete attention
Ignite
start to burn or burst into flames
Furtive
marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
Meander
to wander aimlessly
Cunning
shrewdness in deception
Habitation
the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men)
Aptitude
inherent ability
Materialize
to become real or actual; to appear in physical form, especially suddenly
Muster
gather or bring together
Exasperation
actions that cause great irritation (or even anger)
Vigilant
carefully observant or attentive
Impending
nearing; approaching; about to happen
Imperious
overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling
Headway
forward movement
Translucent
permitting light to pass through, but not transparent
Multitude
a large indefinite number
Meticulous
marked by precise accordance with details
Commotion
the scene of noisy confusion or activity
Attentive
alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful
Gusto
vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
Barricade
a barrier (usually thrown up hastily so as to impede the advance of an enemy)
Exhilarate
to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to
Foresight
ability to foresee future happenings; prudence in providing for the future
Grueling
tiring; exhausting
Egregious
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
Diminish
decrease in size, extent, or range
Emerge
become known or apparent
Eavesdrop
listen without the speaker's knowledge
Concoction
any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients
Knoll
a small, rounded hill; a mound
Aplomb
Self-confident assurance; poise
Apprehensive
mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger
Hasten
act or move at high speed
Disdain
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
Counter
to speak or act in response
Jargon
specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
Defiance
refusal to yield; resistance
Jabber
rapid and indistinct speech
Restitution
the act of restoring something to its original state
Outlandish
bizzare; peculiar; unconventional
Scarcity
a small and inadequate amount
Replenish
fill something that had previously been emptied
Persistent
refusing to give up; stubborn
Luminous
softly bright or radiant
Misgivings
feelings of doubt or suspicion
Pertinent
having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand
outmoted
obsolete
menial
lowly
vindictive
spiteful
obstinately
stubbornly
glib
superficial
panacea
cure
nondescript
undistinguished
ostentatious
pretentious
prerequisite
required
accountable
responsible
animated
lively
diplomatic
tactful
compliant
obedient
augment
expand
intermittent
periodic
inundated
flooded
unique
unparalleled
incredulous
disbelieving
proficient
skilled
tentative
provisional
unanimous
uniform
alleviate
ease
indispensable
essential
expedite
accelerate
plausible
credible
inferred
surmised
ultimatum
non-negotiable demand
meticulous
painstaking
apathetic
indifferent