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Section 1

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susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harmvulnurable
have a tendency to do somethingbe inclined
sharing in the knowledge of (something secret or private)privy to
not searched for, requested, or desiredunsought
pretend to be affected by (a feeling, state, or injury)to feign
humor or frivolity, especially the treatment of a serious matter with humor or in a manner lacking due respectlevity
a surprising and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made known in a dramatic wayrevelation
talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one's achievements, possessions, or abilitiesto boast of
marked by or involving public disorderriotous
feel or express contempt or derision for (something is worthless)scorn
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Section 2

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very strange or unusual, especially so as to cause interest or amusementbizarre
a thing that is very ugly, especially a building that disfigures a landscapeeyesore
fail to notice (something)overlook
nearness in space, time, or relationshipproximity
the showing of politeness in one's attitude and behavior toward otherscourtesy
something that has been achieved successfullyaccomplishment
(of a bad, difficult, or unwelcome situation or phenomenon) present or experienced to a severe or intense degreeacute
a characteristic taste, flavor, or smell, especially a pleasant onesavor
the expression of disapproval or disappointmentreproach
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Section 3

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only just; almost notscarcely
involving many carefully arranged parts or details; detailed and complicated in design and planningelaborate
(of a person or their body) strongly and solidly builtsturdy
behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to otherssupercilious
(of a door or other opening) slightly openajar
(of a bird or other winged creature) fly unsteadily or hover by flapping the wings quickly and lightlyflutter
impossible to perceive (to see)imperceptibly
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Section 4

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(of a place) deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptinessdesolate
the back part of something, especially a building or vehiclerear
feel or show deep sorrow or regret for (someone or their death), typically by following conventions such as the wearing of black clothesmourn
an arrangement of flowers, leaves, or stems fastened in a ring and used for decoration or for laying on a gravewreath
settling an issue; producing a definite resultdecisively
(of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe somethingincredulously
given, felt, or done in returnreciprocal
(of a person's complexion or appearance) pale and giving the impression of illness or exhaustionwan
dissatisfied, especially with one's circumstancesdiscontented
showing contempt; scornfulcontemptuously
(of a person, manner, or gesture) displaying or having a disinclination for physical exertion or effort; slow and relaxedlanguid
a projection of the pelvis and upper thigh bone on each side of the body in human beings and quadrupedships
an unsteady movement of a flame or light that causes rapid variations in brightnessflicker
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Section 5

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made smaller or lessdiminished
furrow one's brow in an expression of disapproval, displeasure, or concentrationfrown
a reflex act of opening one's mouth wide and inhaling deeply due to tiredness or boredomyawn
a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonderawe
the smallest finger, at the outer end of the hand, farthest from the thumblittle finger
(of an expression, gesture, or tone of voice) indicating a belief in someone's guilt or culpabilityaccusing
not conspicuous or attracting attentionunobtrusive
the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarksbanter
savagely fierce, cruel, or violentferocious
having or displaying a passionate intensityfervent
extremely smallinfinitesimal
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Section 6

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the edge of a roadwayside
shake with a quivering motionwaver
acting or done at leisure; unhurried or relaxedleisurely
an indication or hintintimation
a state of satisfactioncontent
done without will or conscious control (how?) involuntarily
going or pointing toward the seaseaward
with excessive speed or urgency; hurriedlyhastily
depressing; drearydismal
successful in material terms; flourishing financially.prosperous
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Section 7

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splendid and expensive-lookingsumptuous
keep from sight; hideconceal
the owner of a business, or a holder of propertyproprietor
more than what is needed or used; excesssurplus
one side of something many-sided, especially of a cut gemfacet
(especially of a slight movement or change of state) able to be seen or noticedperceptible
burn slowly with smoke but no flamesmolder
(of a person or their speech) rude, crude, or vulgarcoarse
careful and circumspect in one's speech or actions, especially in order to avoid causing offense or to gain an advantagediscreet
soft, padded textile covering that is fixed to furniture such as armchairs and sofasupholstery
a stock of animals or plants within a species having a distinctive appearance and typically having been developed by deliberate selectionbreed
animal without a home, and therefore typically living on the streetsstray
stroke or caress lovingly or eroticallyfondle
a feeling of intense pleasure or joyrapture
showing contempt or lack of respect, disdainfulhaughty
in a faint manner; indistinctlyfaintly
(of a person) somewhat fat or of heavy buildstout
the state of resembling or being alikeresemblance
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