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Collection Two

The Thrill of Horror Vocabulary

convention a practice or procedure widely used by a group; a custom
predict to tell about in advance, especially on the basis of special knowledge
psychology the study of mental processes and behaviors
summary a condensed, or shorter, report that includes the main points of a text or event
technique the systematic or orderly procedure by which a task in accomplished
conceive to think of an idea
vex to annoy the person
dissimulation a hiding of one's true feelings
sagacity sound judgment
stifle to smother
crevice a narrow crack
audacity shameless daring or boldness
scantlings small wooden beams supporting the floor
suavity graceful politeness
vehemently to do something with intense emotion
derision jeering laughter or ridicule
hypocritical a person who is false or deceptive
gesticulations energetic gestures of the hands or arms
dissemble pretend
accessible easily approached or entered
putrid foul-smelling or rotton
assailed attacked
prodigious great in size
pinnacle tower or spire
revelry merrymaking
travesty a bizarre imitation
abomination a disgusting thing
peril something that is dangerous
condole to express sympathy or sorrow with someone
bog a swamp
torrent swift-flowing stream
doughty brave and persistent
grimace a facial expression of pain or disgust
fate a power that is thought to determine the course of events
credulity a tendency to believe too readily
antimacassar a cloth placed over an arm or the back of a chair
prosaic something to be dull or ordinary
sideboard a piece of furniture used to store linens and dishes
virtues powers
frivolous inappropriately silly
avaricious greedy
compensation something that is received as payment
resignation the acceptance of something that is inescapable
fusillade discharge from many guns; rapid outburst
intensify to make it grow in strength
justify to prove it to be right or valid
parallel to have comparable or similar parts
quest a search
speculate guess
notorious infamous, widely known
malicious intentionally harmful
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