TKAM Vocab

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assuaged to make an unpleasant feeling less intense.
piety the quality of being religious or reverent
puny small in size and usually weak
malevolent having or showing a wish to do evil to others.
phantom a ghost
predilection a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something.
high-strung having an extremely nervous or sensitive temperament
intimidation frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants.
literate the ability to read and write
sentimentality excessive tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.
molasses a very thick syrup, usually very sweet
familiarity close acquaintance with or knowledge of something, well known, relaxed friendliness
entailment the process in which a property cannot be sold, devised by will, or otherwise done anything with by the owner, the property must stay within the family
sojourn a temporary stay
filthy extremely dirty, disgusting
monosyllabic using brief or one syllable words to signify reluctance to engage in conversation.
disgrace loss of reputation or respect, especially as the result of a dishonorable action
compromise an agreement over a dispute by mutual concession.
disapprobation strong disapproval, typically on moral grounds
pilgrimage a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion
desolate (of a place) deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness.
commotion a state of confused and noisy disturbance
ramshackle (especially of a house or vehicle) in a state of severe disrepair.
aberrations deviations (changes) from the proper course
accosted assaulted, approached in a harsh manner
ascertaining discovering with certainty; determining a situation
cleaved clung to; stuck to closely
embalming treating with preservatives to prevent decay
feeble physically weak from age or sickness; frail
meditative given to contemplation or deep thought
unfathomable difficult or impossible to understand
vigil staying awake in reverence, respect to another person, usually after someone has died
whittle to carve or shape

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