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careen
to tilt or sway while moving, as if out of control
serene
calm; peaceful; undisturbed
infallibility
the state if being incapable of making an error
blighted
damaged or spoiled
doggedness
stady persistence; stubbornness
reiterate
to say or do again; repeat
tangible
capable of being touched or felt
quarry
anything that is hunted or pursued, especially an animal
discern
to detect of recognize; makeout
condone
to excuse or overlookan offense, usually a serious one, without criticism
scruple
an uneasy feeling or hesitancy to act that arises from moral or ethical considerations
diverting
amusing; entertaining
deplorable
very bad; regrettable
imperative
absolutely necassary
zealous
very eager; enthusiastic
impartial
not favoring one side more than another; fair
emanate
to come forth
dire
dreadful; terrible
fervent
having or showing great intensity of feeling; passionate
imperious
extremely proud and controlling
novel
new and unusual
presume
to take upon oneself without permission or authority; dare
reticence
the tendency to keep one's thought and feeling in oneself
inflection
change or variation in the tone or pitch of the voice
anguish
extreme mental or emotional suffering
vindictive
wanting revenge
strident
loud, harsh, and shrill
disconsolate
so unhappy that nothing can comfort; hopeless and depressed
vexation
anger, annoyance, or distress
pauper
a very poor person, especially one supported by public charity
aghast
fulled with fear, horror, or amazement
gamut
the entire range or series of something
privation
the lack of the comforts or basic necessities of life
incessantly
endlessly; constantly
self-possessed
in control of oneself; composed
duly
rightfully; suitably
imminent
likely to happen soon
moor
a tract of open, rooling, wild land, often having marshes
infirmity
a weakness or ailment
distraught
very upset; confused
haggard
having a worn and tired look
craven
extremely cowardly
insolent
so rude or proud as to be offensive
insinuatingly
in an indirect way
pandemonium
a wild uproar
disdainful
showing scorn for something or someone regarded as unworthy