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"Tell-Tale Heart" V

Vocabulary practice for "The Tell-Tale Heart"

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acuteness of mental discernment and soundness of judgment sagacity "Never before that night, had I felt the extent of my own powers-of my sagacity."
to listen to; hear hearkening "He was still sitting up in the bed listening; -just as I have done, night afternight, hearkening to the death watches in the wall."
the act of hiding; to withdraw or remove from observation; to cover or keep from sight concealment "If you still think me mad, you will think so no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body."
to draw to a close; approach an end waned "The night waned, and I worked hastily, but in silence."
sensitive to details; keen acute "The disease had sharpened my sense-not destroyed-not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute."
care or provision for the future; provident care; prudence foresight "You should have seen how wisely I proceeded-with what caution-with what foresight- with what dissimulation I went to work!"
the act of concealing one's true motives, thoughts, etc., by some pretense;feigning; hypocrisy dissimulation "You should have seen how wisely I proceeded-with what caution-with what foresight-with what dissimulationI went to work!"
1. a skill performed in a shrewd or sly manner, as in deceiving;craftiness; guile. 2. performed with adeptness; dexterity cunningly "Oh, you would have laughed to see how cunningly I thrust it in!"
1. having deep insight or understanding. 2. being or going far beneath what is superficial, external, or obvious profound "So you see he would have been a very profound old man, indeed, to suspect that every night, just at twelve, I looked in upon him while he slept."
1. boldness or daring, especially with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought or other restrictions. 2. effrontery or insolence; shameless boldness audacity "I brought chairs into the room, and desired them here to rest from their fatigues, while I myself, in the wild audacity of my perfect triumph, placed my own seat upon the very spot beneath which reposed the corpse of the victim."
to lie dead reposed " I brought chairs into the room, and desird them here to rest from their fatigues, while I myself, in the wild audacity of my perfect triumph, placed my own seat upon the very spot beneath which reposed the corpse of the victim."
in a manner that is strongly emotional; intense or passionate vehemently "I talked more quickly-more vehemently; but the noise steadily increased."
animated or excited gestures gesticulations "I arose and argued about trifles, in a high key and with violent gesticulations; but the noise steadily increased."
ridicule; mockery derision "Anything was more tolerable than this derision!"
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