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B11 8b short story

Short story vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
Impromptu made or done on the spur of the moment, without preparation
tentatively hesitantly, uncertainly
involuntary not done willingly
ominous threatening harm or evil
indifference lack of feeling, concern or care
smug overly pleased with oneself; too self satisfied.
blithley in a light hearted way, cheerfully
discern to detect or recognize; identify
vividly clearly; intensely
concoct to make or put together, using skill and intelligence
Hysteria great, uncontrollable terror, panic, or other strong emotion
meticulous showing great concern about detail
meager not enough in amount or quantity; insufficient
taunt to make fun of in a scornful, insulting way
sophisticated having or showing knowledge or experience of the world.
tirade a long, angry or scolding speech
sacred holy; deserving of great respect