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2010-10-25 21:43:56

the book
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  1. Destitute
    without means of subsistence; lacking food, clothing, and shelter.
  2. Abomination
    a vile, shameful, or detestable action, condition, habit
  3. Ambiguous
    open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations
  4. atrophied
    degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse
  5. Dilapidated
    reduced to or fallen into partial ruin or decay, as from age, wear, or neglect.
  6. Divert
    to turn aside or from a path or course; deflect.
  7. Pompous
    characterized by an ostentatious display of dignity or importance
  8. Aqueduct
    a conduit or artificial channel for conducting water from a distance, usually by means of gravity.
  9. Fissure
    a narrow opening produced by cleavage or separation of parts.
  10. Doctrine
    a particular principle, position, or policy taught or advocated, as of a religion or government
  11. Scaffold
    a temporary structure for holding workers and materials during the erection, repair, or decoration of a building.
  12. Labyrinth
    an intricate combination of paths or passages in which it is difficult to find one's way or to reach the exit.
  13. sophisticated
    altered by education, experience, etc., so as to be worldly-wise; not naive
  14. Resonating
    to amplify vocal sound by the sympathetic vibration of air in certain cavities and bony structures.
  15. Feigned
    pretended; sham; counterfeit: feigned enthusiasm.
  16. Grandiose
    more complicated or elaborate than necessary
  17. evenhanded
    imaparial; equitable
  18. disarming
    removing or capable of removing hostility, suspicion
  19. Monotony
    wearisome uniformity or lack of variety, as in occupation or scenery.
  20. abyss
    a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; vast chasm
  21. oppressive
    burdensome, unjustly harsh, or tyrannical
  22. Stoic
    of or pertaining to the school of philosophy founded by Zeno, who taught that people should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity.
  23. sinewy
    tough, firm, braided, or resilient
  24. audacity
    boldness or daring, esp. with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions.
  25. benevolent
    desiring to help others; charitable
  26. tenacious
    persistent, stubborn, or obstinate
  27. ingenuity
    cleverness or skillfulness of conception or design
  28. eccentric
    deviating from the recognized or customary character, practice, etc.; irregular; erratic; peculiar; odd
  29. dissenting
    to differ in sentiment or opinion, esp. from the majority; withhold assent; disagree
  30. sabotaged
    any underhand interference with production, work
  31. irony
    the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning
  32. jurisdiction
    the territory over which authority is exercised
  33. anguish
    excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain
  34. inconceivable
    not conceivable; unimaginable; unthinkable
  35. Breached
    a gap made in a wall, fortification, line of soldiers
  36. inertia
    inactivity; sluggishness
  37. allegations
    a statement offered as a plea, excuse, or justification
  38. complacent
    pleased, esp. with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied
  39. psychotic
    characterized by or afflicted with psychosis, not same
  40. transfixed
    to make or hold motionless with amazement, awe, terror