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genre
Distinctive type or category of literary or musical composition

Kind; sort
infer
to derive as a conclusion of facts or premises

guess; hint; suggest
saunter
move in a leisurely manner, stroll
accountable
responsible for giving an account of ones acts

answerable, explainable
malinger
to pretend incapacity (illness) so as to avoid work or duty
ponder
to consider carefully
inept
totally without skill or approrpriateness
sullen
silent because of bad humor or anger

gloomy,dismal
minimum
the least quality or value permissible
the least of a set of numbers
the lowest degree or amount recorded
alliteration
the repetition of sound at the beginning of two or more neighboring words
generalize
to make general
give a general form
draw a general conclusion
compulsion
an act of compelling

an irresistible impulse to do something
evolve
to develop gradually

to rise to a higher level
excerpt
a passage taken from a book, article, etc.

to take such a passage; to quote
expository
an explaining of meaning or purpose of something
dubiously
causing doubt, uncertain

feeling doubt, undecided

of questionable value
detriment
injury or damage

hurt
corporeal
having, consisting of, or relating to physical material body
allusion
the act of alluding or hinting

an implied or indirect reference
personification
1)when a lifeless object is spoken of as if alive
2)to give a human characteristic to something
indignant
filled with anger caused by something unjust or mean
resilience
1)the ability of the body to rebound, recoil, or resume its original shape after being bent
2)the ability to recover or adjust to misfortune or change
badger
to harass persistently
reiterate
1)to say over or do over repeatedly
2)repeat
fragment
1)a part broken off, detached or incomplete
2)a sentence fragment
peril
exposure to the risk of being injured, destroyed or lost
accentuate
1)to give prominence to: emphasize or intensify
2)to pronounce with stress or accent
bizarre
very strange or odd
chronology
1)the order or sequence of events
2)a list or table of events analyzed in order of occurence
divulge
know, to tell or reveal
enmity
positive, active and typically mutual hatred or ill will
hoodwink
1)blindfold
2)deceive, cheat
empathy
the capacity for experiencing as one's own the feelings of another
hiatus
1) gap in space and time
2) a break where something is missing
exposition
1)an explaining of the meaning or purpose of something
2) a competition that explains something
homonym
one of two or more words spelled and pronounced alike but different in meaning
stolid
1) having or expressing little or no sensibility
2) not easily excited, unemotional
omninious
1) being or showing an omen
2) fortelling evil
fallible
liable to error
precarious
1) dependent upon certian premises
2) dependent on chance circumstances
3) lack of security that threatens danger
fluent
1) capable of flowing
2) ready or easy in speech, smooth and rapid
voracious
1) greedy in eating, ravinous
2) excessively eager, insatiable
permeate
1) to pass through the pores or small openings
2) to spread throughout, PERVADE
zeal
1) eagerness and ardent interest in doing something
2) enthusiasm and pursuit of cause sentence
capricious
1) to change suddenly
2) fickle, changeable
sustenance
1) means if support or subsistence
2) act of sustaining
3) food, nourishment
idiom
1) the language peculiar to a group
2) an expression that must be learned as a whole to be understood