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loathing
hatred
strong dislike or disgust
He was loathing the day he had to go back to school.
stealthy
secretive
acting in a secret and sneaky way
accustomed
used to, Grace is accustomed to getting her homework done on time.
stalk
the act of following prey stealthily
lurched
moved with a sudden jerking motion
scornfully
without respect
ruefully
regretfully
causing sorrow or pity
privy
Outhouse
dim
Very small
crude
not refined or processed in manner Ex. A stick created shelter vs. a modern home.
chinks
A crack, cleft, or fissure; a narrow opening
commence
to begin
To begin or start
clench
(v.) Close tightly; grasp
strewn
scattered carelessly
clad
Dressed in a particular way
poultice
remedy or treatment usually a healing paste
obligation
responsibility
emphasized
Stressed, make more clear
hallucination
delusion, imagining things are there but are not.
retort
To respond critically or sarcastically
a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
anxiety
The condition of feeling uneasy or worried about what may happen
fluster
to make nervous or upset
confuse; make nervous and confused; N.
charioteer
(n.) a chariot driver
civilization
A society with cities, a central government, job specialization, and social classes, religion, education
transform
to change forms or to change in appearance, to change
beckon
to signal or summon, or call towards you
peculiar
strange
chortled
laughed; giggled
chuckled
albatross
a large white bird with long, strong wings that lives near the sea, found especially in the areas of the Pacific and South Atlantic ocean - LARGE Seagull
advantage
Something that is helpful or useful
vying
competing
torment
Great pain or suffering
skitter
To go, run, or glide lightly or rapidly
jutted
stuck out
finess
skill, style
delicate skill
falsifying
proves false (yet to be proven false)
gut twisted
Feel nervous and sick
neurological
X-Rays of skull following injection of dye into carotid/vertebral arterie, having to do with the BRAIN
perma
Indelible, not removable,
Indelible
(adj.) not able to be erased or removed; memorable
entwined
wound together
twisted together
prerequisite
something required beforehand
pedestrian
a person who travels by foot
impulse
A sudden, involuntary urge to do something, do something almost automatically
bifocals
eyeglasses with lenses that have two sections for correcting both close and distant vision
monologue
A long speech made by one performer or by one person in a group.
revolting
disgusting
pinnacle
(n.) a high peak or point
trailblazer
To be someone to get others to start something new. A person who makes a new trail for others to follow
glinting
To shine by reflection
fertile
Able to produce good crops
futile
Useless; hopeless
S.O.S.
if there is need, Save Our Ship
cackle
emit a loud, unpleasant kind of laughing