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allay

v

to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
S: alleviate
A: aggravate
Jonny couldn't ALLAY his fear of the monster in his head

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bestial

adj

beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility
S: animalistic
A: human
This BESTIAL creature that existed in Jonny's mind would haunt every action that Jonny did.

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convivial

adj

festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
S: jovial
A: sullen
Whenever Jonny would be CONVIVIAL with friends, the monster would make him think of a scary thought, freaking Jonny out and confusing the friends.

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coterie

n

a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest
S: clique
This COTERIE of Jonny's decided that it was time to end the monster.

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counterpart

n

a person or thing closely remembering or corresponding to another; a complement
S: match
The friends figured that for every monster, there must be a happy creature COUNTERPART, and obviously there had to be one in Jonny's mind.

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demur

v/n

(v) to object or take objection to
(n) an objection
S: protest
A: accept
However, when Jonny's friends told him of the plan to find the happy cr

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effrontery

n

shameless boldness, impudence
S: chutzpah
A: shyness
However, Jonny's friends possessed EFFRONTERY and decided to go with the plan anyway.

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embellish

v

to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details
S: adorn
A: strip
The friends EMBELLISHED a tiny movable camera with brownie batter so that it was within a brownie.

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ephemeral

adj

lasting only a short time, short-lived
S: transient
A: permanent
However, the camera would only work to

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felicitous

adj

appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy
S: fortunate
A: inappropriate
The APPROPRIATE time to give Jonny the brownie was right before sleep, so the friends had Jonny's sister do so.

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furtive

adj

done sully or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen
S: sneaky
A: aboveboard
When Jonny fell asleep, the friends sneakily turned on the camera and started flying it around Jonny's internal body.

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garish

adj

glaring, tastelessly showy or over decorated in a vulgar or offensive way
S: gaudy
A: understated
They definitely found the monster, looking ugly and GARISH near Jonny's spinal cord.

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illusory

adj

misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality
S: imaginary
A: actual
However, the group found it ILLUSORY because the happy creature was not at the other end of the spinal cord (so not the opposite); where could it be?!

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indigent

adj

needy, impoverished
S: destitute
A: affluent
The happy creature was actually found, down and INDIGENT, in one of Jonny's lungs.

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inordinate

adj

far too great, exceeding t

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jettison

v

to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome
S: discard
A: retain
Once the happy creature got to Jonny's brain, one of the monsters minions was standing there ready to JETTISON the happy creature.

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misanthrope

n

a person who hates or despises people
S: people-hater
If the happy creature got eliminated, Jonny would become a MISANTHROPE.

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pertinacious

adj

very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied
S: stubborn
Using a PERTINACIOUSLY persistent stream of bullets, the happy creature warded off the minion.

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picayune

adj

of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters; small-minded
S: trifling
A: significant
The next day, Jonny was not scared and totally happy as a result, and his friends played it off as PICAYUNE.

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raiment

n

clothing, garments
S: attire
There was one drawback: Jonny's overbearing happiness caused him to remove his RAIMENT all the time. The end.