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meticulously- carefully
“Kira had watched him marking these papers meticulously as he listened to the accuser” (31).
meticulously
hesitancy- uncertainty; indecision
“His hands were large, long-fingered, and sure in their movements; no hesitancy, no uncertainty” (32).
hesitancy
sinewy- lean and strong
“She saw that he wore a bracelet of braided leather on his right wrist, and that his arm, bare above the bracelet, was sinewy and muscular” (32).
sinewy
laden- burdened; weighed down
“Looking at the paper, he repeated the words that Vandara had said, though he did not imitate her rage-laden tone” (32).
laden
awe- fear; dread
“Painful though it was to hear the accusations repeated, Kira realized with awe the value of the repetition” (32).
awe
concede- reluctantly accept something to be true
“As defender, I am going to concede some of these points. It is clear that she cannot dig or plant or weed or tend domestic beasts” (36).
concede
contemptuous- disapproving
“Biting her lip, she dragged her aching leg step by step, and felt Vandara’s contemptuous eyes on her back” (37).
contemptuous
vindictive- looking for revenge or done through a desire to hurt somebody
“But she could still hear Vandara’s voice, shrill with vindictive accusations: “She eats a lot” (38).
vindictive
menaced- threatened
“Babies cried, tykes fought, scavenger dogs growled and menaced each other as they vied for dropped scraps” (39).
menaced
vied- to compete
“Babies cried, tykes fought, scavenger dogs growled and menaced each other as they vied for dropped scraps” (39).
vied
feigned- pretend
“The boy seemed to know everything that was happening in the village. Kira shrugged with feigned nonchalance” (39).
feigned
nonchalance- casual attitude; unconcerned
“The boy seemed to know everything that was happening in the village. Kira shrugged with feigned nonchalance” (39).
nonchalance
reiterated- repeat or reinforce
“The repetitions of Vandara’s accusations were recited, and the defender again and again reiterated the amendment that said exceptions could be made” (43).
reiterated-
coaxed- to gently persuade
“Kira remembered that spot, where just last year some threads had pulled and torn and her mother had carefully coaxed the broken threads free” (47).
coaxed
defiantly- boldly; rebelliously
“Vandara stood silent, unmoving. She glared at him defiantly” (48).
defiantly
stealthily- carefully
“Kira had watched from the wearing shed each day as Matt stealthily crept in to feed the animal while it lay healing” (51).
stealthily
haughty- behaving in a superior or arrogant way
“He scampered to the steps of the Edifice and stalked down them, face haughty” (52).
haughty
warily- cautiously
“Nearby, a curly-headed tyke eyed both dogs warily then deftly leaped between them, seized the bit of food, and stuffed it into his own mouth” (53).
warily
deftly- quickly and skillfully
“Nearby, a curly-headed tyke eyed both dogs warily, then deftly leaped between them, seized the bit of food, and stuffed it into his own mouth” (53).
deftly
wanly- weakly; pale
“She smiled wanly and continued down the aisle between the looms” (55).
wanly- weakly; pale
“She smiled wanly and continued down the aisle between the looms” (55).