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sullen
(adj.) sulky; resentful
muster
(v.) call forth; gather
clincher
(n.) fact or point that decides an argument
gritty
(adj.) containing sand or dirt
emerged
(v.) came into view
impromptu
(adj.) unplanned; made or done without preparation.
tentatively
(adv.) hesitantly: uncertainly.
intently
(adv.) paying close attention.
brittle
(adj.) 1. sharp and hard. 2 touchy or difficult to deal with.
ominous
(adj.) threatening; seeming to indicate that something that will happen.
paranoia
(n.) mental disorder that often causes people to believe they are being persecuted; false suspicions.
tremulous
(adj.) 1. trembling; 2. fearful or timid.
oblivious
(adj.) unaware.
sublime
(adj.) majestic; grand.
mystified
(v. used as adj.) puzzled
alleviate
(v.) relieve; reduce.
contention
(n.) conflict; struggle.
exaltation
(n.) great joy
chagrin
(n.) embarrassment and annoyance caused by disappointment or failure
diatribe
(n.) condemnation; harsh, abusive criticism.
somnolent
(adj.) drowsy
peremptory
(adj.) commanding; allowing no debate or delay.
acceded
(v.) gave in; consented.
surreptitiously
(adv.) in a secret or sneaky way.
renegade
(n.) traitor; person who abandons the cause and goes over to the other side.
proclivities
(n.) natural tendencies
palatable
(adj.) fit to eat; acceptable.
ineffable
(adj.) indescribable; too great to describe.
proposition
(n.) proposals; suggested plan
palled
(v.) became boring
tersely
(adj.) briefly and clearly; without unnecessary words.
glutinous
(adj.) sticky; gluey
elongated
(v. used as adj.) lengthened; extended
laconically
(adv.) with a few words; laconically and tersely are synonyms.
breach
(n.) opening; usually refers to a breakthrough in a wall or a line of defense.
medley
(n.) jumble; mixture of dissimilar things.
riveted
(v.) fastened or held firmly, as if by rivets (metal bolts or pins).
harrowing
(v. used as adj.) distressing; painful
vigil
(n.) watch; act of staying awake to keep watch.
fugitives
(n.) people fleeing from danger
incomprehensible
(adj.) impossible to understand
incentive
(n.) reason to do something; motivation
disheveled
(adj.) untidy; rumpled
instill
(v.) gradually put in (an idea or feeling)
dispel
(v.) scatter, drive away
mutinous
(adj.) rebellious
eloquence
(n.) ability to write or speak gracefully and convincingly.
cajoling
(v.) coaxing
fastidious
(adj.) fussy, hard to please.
acute
(adj.) sharp; sensitive.
vexed
(v.) disturbed; annoyed.
sagacity
(n.) intelligence and good judgment.
refrained
(v.) held back.
wary
(adj.) cautious
suavity
(n.) smoothness; politeness
audacity
(n.) boldness.
vehemently
(adv.) forcefully; passionately.
gesticulations
(n.) energetic gestures
derision
(n.) content; ridicule