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Creative Writing Vocab 1

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querulous
(adj.) full of complaints; complaining
avaricious
(adj.) greedy
apt
(adj.) suited to the purpose or occasion
sprawl
(verb) to sit or lie in a relaxed position with the limbs spread out carelessly or ungracefully
prissy
(adj.) excessively proper; affectedly correct; prim
pristine
(adj.) having its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied
radiant
(adj.) emitting rays of light; shining; bright
gambit
(noun) an opening move in which a player in a game seeks to obtain some advantage
modulation
(noun) the act of regulating or adjusting; the act of softening, toning down
primordial
(adj.) constituting a beginning; original; elementary
haltingly
(adv.) hesitatingly; done with indecision and pauses
lull
(verb) to soothe or quiet
doctrine
(noun) a particular principle, position, or policy taught or advocated, as of a religion or government
torrid
(adj.) oppressively hot, parching, or burning, as climate, weather, or air
vernacular
(noun) The standard native language of a country or locality