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Playbook 1

“The Most Dangerous Game.”

palpable (adj.) capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt
doggedly (adv.) with stubborn determination
pungent (adj.) strong and sharp
palatia (adj.) relating to or being a palace
ardent (adj.) characterized by intense emotion; characterized by strong enthusiasm
imprudent (adj.) not prudent or wise; lacking wise self-restraint
venerable (adj.) profoundly honored; impressive by reason of age
futile (adj.) producing no result or effect; unproductive of success
zealous (adj.) marked by active interest and enthusiasm
scruples (n.) motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
barbarous (adj.) (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; primitive in customs and culture
precarious (adj.) not secure; beset with difficulties; affording no ease or reassurance
elude (v.) escape, either physically or mentally; avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
braggart (n.) a very boastful and talkative person
stealthy (adj.) marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed
solicitous (adj.) full of anxiety and concern; showing hovering attentiveness
ennui (n.) the feeling of being bored by something tedious
indolent (adj.) disinclined to work or exertion; (of tumors, e.g.) slow to heal or develop and usually painless
droll (adj.) comical in an odd or whimsical manner
discern (v.) detect with the senses
Created by: mkolinchak
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