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Glossary of Aké -- Vocab Ch. 1-6

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bustle
noisy, energetic, obtrusive activity (n.)
insipid
lacking qualities that interest stimulate or challenge (adj.)
fastidiousness
high or capricious standards
aura
subtle sensory stimulus OR a distinctive atmosphere surroundng a given source
cicatrices
scars resulting from formation and contraction of tissues in a wound (n.)
denizens
inhabitant with foreign qualities implied (n.) -- seizure girl
palled
lose strength or effectiveness
perfidy
act or instance of disloyalty
stolidly
w/ little expression or no sensibility
prised
British of prized, press-force-move w/ a letter -- policemen
sage
distinguished for wisdom; wise through reflection & experience
scuppered
wait in hiding to attack
girth
measure around a body
querulous
habitually complaining, fretful, and whining
sprightly
marked by gay lightness and vivacity
tacit
expressed or carried on without words or speech
resorb
swallow or suck in again
cenotaph
monument or tomb erected in honor of a person or group
gormless
lacking intelligence
ensconced
to shelter/conceal/establish/settle

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