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The Monkey's Paw

Mme Melanie

Vocabulary List

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3.adj. – characterized by lack of seriousness or sense: frivolous conduct.
4.to mention or suggest for the first time: to broach a subject.
5.v.t. – to put before a person for acceptance; offer.
9.v.t. – to damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, useful, etc.; impair or spoil: That billboard mars the view. The holiday was marred by bad weather.
13.n. – an accepting, unresisting attitude, state, etc.; submission; acquiescence: to meet one's fate with resignation
16.n. – a small covering, usually ornamental, placed on the backs and arms of upholstered furniture to prevent wear or soiling; a tidy.
19.adv.– pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed: placid waters.
20.adv. – evoking or attracting interest, desire, curiosity, sympathy, or the like; attractive.
21.n. – absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement.
23.v.t. – to express sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief (usually fol. by with): to condole with a friend whose father has died.
24.v.i. – to reecho or resound: Her singing reverberated through the house.
25.adj. – uttered loudly: resounding speech.
27.v.t. – to give evidence of; indicate: to betoken one's fidelity with a vow; a kiss that betokens one's affection.
30.adj. – steadfastly courageous and resolute; valiant
32.v.t. – to speak harmful untruths about; speak evil of; slander; defame: to malign an honorable man.
36.adj. – unwarrantedly or impertinently bold; forward
37.adj. – commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative: a prosaic mind.
39.n. – a Muslim or Hindu religious person or monk commonly considered a wonder-worker.
40.adj. – acquired by dishonest, improper, or evil means: ill-gotten gains.
41.v.i. – to have a harshly unpleasant or perturbing effect on one's nerves, feelings, thoughts, etc.: The sound of the alarm jarred.
42.v.t. – to refuse to acknowledge as belonging or pertaining to oneself; deny the ownership of or responsibility for; repudiate; renounce: to disown one's heirs; to disown a published statement.
43.n. – willingness to believe or trust too readily, esp. without proper or adequate evidence; gullibility
1.adj. – characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous
2.adv. – trembling or quivering with fear, dread, cold, etc.
6.adj. – red or reddish; ruddy: a rubicund complexion.
7.adj. – having or characterized by desire; desiring: desirous of high political office.
8.n. – a striking occurrence of two or more events at one time apparently by mere chance: Our meeting in Venice was pure coincidence.
10.adv. – having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities; affable: an amiable disposition.
11.v.i. – to go or move quickly or in haste.
12.n. – a caprice; whim; vagary: It was his fancy to fly to Paris occasionally for dinner.
14.v.t. – to captivate or charm: the performer's grace and skill enthralled her audience.
15.adj. – fond of or addicted to drink.
17.v.t. – to regard as resulting from a specified cause; consider as caused by something indicated (usually fol. by to): She attributed his bad temper to ill health.
18.n. – at the sacrifice of; to the detriment of: quantity at the expense of quality.
22.adv. – barely; hardly; not quite: The light is so dim we can scarcely see.
26.adv. – persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious: "I won't let you share my dessert! I won't! I won't!" the toddler said doggedly.
28.adv. – 1) modest or bashful, 2) showing shame: shamefaced apologies.
29.n. – anything whose presence exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human feelings or actions.
31.n. – a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.
33.n. – clothing, esp. outerwear; garments; attire;
34.adv. – of doubtful quality or propriety; questionable: a dubious compliment; a dubious transaction.
35.n. – a general discharge or outpouring of anything: a fusillade of questions.
38.adj. – capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard.

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