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Pensive

Dreamily; thoughtful

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Jaded

Made dull by experience

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Epitome

Ideal example

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Antipathy

Distaste

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Filial

Befitting of a son or daughter

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Surreptitiously

In a way intended to escape observation

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Pervaded

Spread through every part

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Bodice

Upper part of a dress

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Decipher

Decode

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Trammeled

Confined; restrained

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Parasitic

Living in or on another organism

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Mollified

Calmed

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Fatalism (think fate)

Belief that events are predetermined and humans are powerless to change them.

14

Presentment

Feeling that something is about to happen

15

Invocation (think about church)

A calling upon in prayer

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Piqued

Stirred up; aroused

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Farcical

Silly; absurd

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Presumptuous

Too bold

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Abomination

Something worthy of hatred or disgust

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Perfunctory

Superficial or routine

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Palpable

Able to be felt

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Impertinence

Irrelevance

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Rebutting

Contradicting

24

Psyche

The soul or spirit

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Stealthily

Slowly and diliberately in secret

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Prohibitions (prohibit)

Orders that forbid

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Annihilate

Cause to cease to exist

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Virulent

Extremely dangerous

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Propagates

Continues or increases

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Insidiously

Having a gradual and cumulative effect

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Mosque

Islamic house of worship

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Relegated

Assigned to a place of insignificance

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Infuriated (furious)

Extremely angry

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Seething

Suffering violent internal feelings

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Rank

Smelly or foul

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Sullenly

Sulkily

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Imminent

About to happen

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Iridescent

Shimmering or rainbow like

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Vortex

Whirlpool; eddy

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Serene

Calm or peaceful

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Infallibility

Inability to fail

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Unfurled

Opened up

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Blighted

Destroyed or ruined

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Entrails

Internal organs; guts

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Doggedness

Stubbornness

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Reiterated

Repeated

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Precariously

Insecurely

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Careened

Swerved

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Armada

Line of moving things

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Solder

Join or fuse

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Evanesced

Faded or vanished

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Vermilion

Brilliant red

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Heresy

Auction at odds with what seems right

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Swaggering

Acting conceited or smug

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Quarried

Evacuated or dug up

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Insistent

Not giving up; unrelenting

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Menacing

Threatening

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Bleak

Hopeless depressing

59

Lithe

Agile or graceful

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Prestigious

Highly respectable

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Impassive

Unemotional or inexpressive

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Scull

Row

63

Denizens

Inhabitants

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Tension

Building emotions such as pressure anxiety in a story

65

Conflict

Disagreement between 2 characters or between 1 character and himself

66

Theme

Subject

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Authors purpose

The purpose of the authors writing (inform persuade etc)

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Feeling of a story (mood)

Overall feeling of a story ( story of death would be sad)