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Quid
the basic unit of money in Great Britain; equal to 100 pence
Spoor
The track or trail of an animal, especially a wild animal.
Insolent
Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant.
Audaciously rude or disrespectful; impertinent
Eland
A large African antelope having a light brown or grayish coat and spirally twisted horns.
Mauled
To injure by or as if by beating. To injure greatly; to do much harm to.
Woolly
A garment made of wool, especially an undergarment of knitted wool.
Kipper
A male salmon or seatrout during or shortly after the spawning season.
A herring or salmon that has been split, salted, and smoked.
Tawny
A light brown to brownish orange.
Cuckoldry
Synonym: Adultery. A woman that cheats on her husband is guilty of cuckoldry.
Malicious
Bad Intent
Mundane
Ordinary or bland
Ominous
Threatening
Haughty
Scornfully and condescendingly proud.
Mashie
A golf club with an iron head.
Petulance
An unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered person; peevish
Priggish
Demonstrates an exaggerated conformity or propriety, especially in an irritatingly arrogant manner.
Grimace
A sharp contortion of the face; expressive of pain, contempt, or disgust
Denouement
The final resolution or clarification of a dramatic or narrative plot.
Pugilistic
The skill, practice, and sport of fighting with the fists; boxing.
Fractiousness
peevish or irritable nature
Feigned
TO give a flase appearance of; pretend; to sham
Bizarre
Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd; grotesque
Complacency
A feeling of contentment or satisfaction; gratification.
Intimation
A suggestion; hint
Desolate
Devoid of inhabitants; deserted.
Supercilious
Characterized by haughty scorn; disdainful.
Languid
Lacking energy or vitality; faint; weak
Hauteur
Haughtiness in bearing or attitude; arrogance.
Vehemently
Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion, passion or conviction.
Cynical
Scornful of the motives or virtue of others; bitterly mocking; sneering.
Convivial
Fond of feasting, drinking, and good company; sociable; jovial.
Labyrinth
An intricate structure of inter connecting passages. A maze; puzzle.
Simultaneous
Happening, existing, or done at the same time.
Distraught
Deeply agitated; as from emotional conflict.
Fluctuate
To vary irregularly.
Profusion
Abundance; extravagance; lavishness.
Saunter
A leisurely pace; stroll.
Affront
To insult intentionally and openly.
Abyss
An immeasurably deep chasm; depth; void.
Intermittent
Stopping and starting at intervals.
Presumptuous
Going beyond what is proper; excessively foreward.
Ravenously
Extremely hungry; predatory; voracious.
Corroborate
To strengthen or support with other evidence.
Garrulous
Given to excessive and often trivial/rambling talk; talkative.
Holocaust
Great distruction resulting in extensive loss of life.
Superfluous
Being beyond what is required or sufficient.
Jaunty
Having a buoyant or self confident air; brisk.
Transitory
Short lived; temporary.
contemptuously
with scorn or disdain; despitefully
Precarious
Dangerously lacking in security or stability
Ingenuous
Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness; artless.
Openly straightforward or frank; candid.
Sadist
The deriving of sexual gratification or the tendency to derive sexual gratification from inflicting pain or emotional abuse on others.
The deriving of pleasure, or the tendency to derive pleasure, from cruelty.
Extreme cruelty
Exhibitionist
The act or practice of deliberately behaving so as to attract attention
Pacifist
A peaceful person. One who dislikes fighting, especially physical contact
Prostitute
Generally a person who sells themselves for sexual reasons. However, in Catcher In the Rye, Holden refers to his brother as a prostitute because he sold himself to Hollywood as a writer.
Ahteist
A person who does not believe in any God and has no religion.
Intellectual
Rational rather than emotional.Having or showing intellect, especially to a high degree.
Spendthrift
One who spends money recklessly or wastefully.
Ostracize
To exclude from a group.
Rile
To stir to anger.
Liberate
To set free, as from oppression, confinement, or foreign control.
Lavish
Characterized by or produced with extravagance and profusion. An abundance.
Adapt
To make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation.
Unstable
Not constant; fluctuating.
Obsession
Compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea or an unwanted feeling or emotion, often accompanied by symptoms of anxiety.
A compulsive, often unreasonable idea or emotion.
Neurosis
Any of various mental or emotional disorders, such as hypochondria or neurasthenia, arising from no apparent organic lesion or change and involving symptoms such as insecurity, anxiety, depression, and irrational fears, but without psychotic symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations. No longer in scientific use.
Trauma
A serious injury or shock to the body, as from violence or an accident.
An emotional wound or shock that creates substantial, lasting damage to the psychological development of a person, often leading to neurosis.
An event or situation that causes great distress and disruption.
Alienation
Emotional isolation or dissociation.
Qualm
A sudden feeling of sickness, faintness, or nausea. An uneasy feeling about the propriety or rightness of a course of action.
Phase
A distinct stage of development. A temporary manner, attitude, or pattern of behavior.
Ambivalence
The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, object, or idea.
Uncertainty or indecisiveness as to which course to follow.
Sarcastic
A cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound.
A form of wit that is marked by the use of sarcastic language and is intended to make its victim the butt of contempt or ridicule.
Blase (blah-say)
Uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence. Very sophisticated.
Conscientious
Guided by or in accordance with the dictates of conscience; principled.
Nonchalant
Seeming to be coolly unconcerned or indifferent; casual.