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wild; frantic

The pigeon was trying to fly, but all it could manage was to flutter and turn round and round in a large circle, as if it were perfoming a _____dance.
frenzied
sad; gloomy

Then she saw the train slide away out of sight around the next headland, with a ______ wail that sounded like Lob's last goodbye.
melancholy
pushing a person into acting, especially by using pain or insults.

Moose and Leon and Mike and Conehead and Little Frankfurter were sprinkled out in front of me, _____ me forward.
goading
offended; wronged

At half-past nine that night Aunt Rebecca Hoskins was sitting by her fire thinking ______ thoughts about the inconsiderateness of nieces....
aggrieved
hinted; made known indirectly

His place, he _____, was definitely with the Pengellys
intimated
Comforted

Aaron's grandmother, who was just a little girl of eight at the time, had wept over the goat all day and all night and could not be __________.
consoled
take using force or authority

John Quinn had announced to everyone he was going to ___ revenge on me after school on Monday.
exact
twisted out of the normal shape.

I saw only their faces ____ in ecstasy and expectation.
distorted
moving in waves, like a snake.

There, across the street about 300 kids standing around like a big, _______ horseshoe.
undulating
lay or crawled about before someone in hope of mercy

I _____ in the dirt for a few moments, and then stood up slowly holding my head....
groveled
tried to persuade

And Aaron, miserable, argued with his mother and pleaded and cried and _____.
coaxed