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rescinded
He rescinded our charter.
took away
prominence
It is an event in which he plays a part of some prominence.
readily noticeable
deference
the deferential manner of a common soldier
respect and esteem due a superior or an elder
pique
Ezra was piqued by his loss of leadership.
a transient feeling of wounded vanity; irrated
pensive
Jack was more pensive than the others.
dreamily thoughtful
emphatically
Jack shook his head most emphatically
a force or entensity of expression
facade
The entrance hall was no more inviting than the facade of the house
the front of a building
(also a fake appearance)
jocularly
"These youngters are in need of food," our host said jocularly.
jolly, given to jesting
scrutinize
He scrutinized our faces.
examine closely and minutely
ludicrous
He was performing a most ludicrous dance.
meriting derisive laughter or scorn as absurdly inept, false, or foolish
(that's so stupid it's funny)
wistful
"I ran away, " Jack began a litle wisfully, "because I wanted to help Parliament."
full of yearning or desire tinged with melancholy
query
Again the hundred queries in my mind blocked my tongue.
question
paradox
I swallowed this paradox without being aware of it. (My father is so clever a man that he is almost as stupid as Master Waldon."
a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true
cynical
a cynical smile on the inn keeper's face reminded me of Ezra.
contemptuously distrustful of human nature
morosely
"I just want to be myself," I said morosely.
gloomy manner
affable
Jack's tone was affable
characterized by ease and friendliness
docile
"Aye, father a docile voice answered.
easily taught
ruddy
The colonel had a ruddy complexion
a healthy reddish color
august
Not, king but Lord Protector of England and it would be difficut to name a more august one.
marked by majestic dignity
contempt
a beggar boy to whom the generous gave a farthing and the rest of humanity their contemp
despised
levity
The father had a stern face and admonished the girls several times for their levity.
excessive or unseemly frivolity
deferential
Ezra's voice was deferential.
showing respect to an elder or superior
taciturn
they found me too taciturn to approach with such queries
not inclined to talk
dour
He was respected, but dour
stern
mirth
She found the innkeeper's rage a matter for mirth.
gladnes accompanied with laughter
flippant
Jack must have realized how flippant he sounded.
lacking proper respect or seriousness
Belied
His face belied his tone of voice.
to show something to be false