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1

aghast

Filled with amazement, adjust, fear, or terror

2

Ample

More than enough, large, spacious

3

Apparition

A ghost or ghostly figure, an unexplained or unusual appearance

4

Assert

To declare or state as truth, maintain or defend, put forward forcefully

5

Cower

To crouch or shrink away from in fear or shame

6

Disdain

To look

7

indiscriminate

without restraint or control; unselective

8

intrigue

crafty dealings, underhanded plotting; (v.) to form and carry out plots; to puzzle
or excite the curiosity

9

jurisdiction

an area of authority or control; the right to administer justice

10

plausible

appearing true, reasonable, or fair

11

plebeian

common, vulgar; belonging to the lower class; (n.) a common person, member
of the lower class

12

prodigal

wastefully extravagant; lavishly or generously abundant; (n.) one who is
wasteful and self-indulgent

13

proximity

nearness, closeness

14

pulverize

to ground or pound to a powder or dust; to destroy or overcome (as though by
smashing into fragments)

15

sequel

that which follows, a result; a literary work or film continuing the story of one
written or made earlier

16

volatile

highly changeable, fickle; tending to become violent or explosive; changing
readily from the liquid to the gaseous state