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A Separate Peace vocab
-gradual recovery of strength and health after illness
After she got the flu, she slowly regained her convalescence and became able to go to school.
The salient pier invaded the straight shoreline, extending into the ocean.
Only if we made a prodigious effort that exceeded our capabilities would we be able to jump over the wide river.
She inveigled her children inside from playing in the snow with the warm scent of hot chocolate and gingerbread.
-a sudden alarming amazement or dread resulting in confusion
When he glimpsed the flying cow over his rooftop, a look of consternation crossed his face.
He talked emphatically about his dog, his voice welling with emotion.
My dog genially barked a greeting to me as I walked in, welcoming me back home.
-using language with fluency and aptness
They talked with such graceful eloquence that it was difficult to understand the subject of their conversation, since they used such big words.
She glared at me menacingly, warning me not to speak of what she had just told me.
-feeling characterized by strong displeasure
I indignantly walked up to my sister and demanded my necklace back after she stole it again.
-to cooperate secretly
Although it was hard to notice, the siblings were conniving so that they could work together and convince their parents to unground them.
-impressive due to great age or dignity
The chapel's majestic old-world architecture made it appear greatly venerable.
I eventually became inured to waking up early for school again and gradually stopped oversleeping.
-seemingly harmless but of great effect
I was skeptical of the exercises at first, but they turned out to be insidious and immediately produced results.
-shining forth brilliantly, radiant
The sun suddenly appeared with effulgence, blinding us with its brilliance.
-to strip the covering from
She denuded him of his land after the divorce, keeping the house and leaving him with nearly nothing.
-present but not visible
There was a latent tension between them after they broke up, which seemed obvious to me but neither of them dared to admit it.
-bounce, move joltingly
She jounced around on the trampoline, hyper and full of energy.
He contemplated swimming with the sharks, but thought that imperiling himself like that would be too great a risk.
Her constant humming perturbed him so he couldn't think properly and became annoyed.
-to give emphasis or prominence to
Her blue sweater accentuated her bright eyes, making their blue color stand out more than usual.
-keenly watchful to detect danger
I was careful to keep vigilant the first night we went camping, because we didn't know if we would encounter a mountain lion.
He imprudently walked through the jungle, seeming not to be worried about possibly meeting a dangerous animal.
-observation or action, caution
Being a new driver, he approached the parking space with circumspection, carefully backing into it.
-to make or cause to become worse
His vision became impaired after he was dared to look at the sun for a minute without stoppingl
-imperious or dictatorial
She peremptorily demanded a puppy for her birthday, and her parents followed these orders.
-perceiving by intuition
I intuitively knew that she was upset because I could tell that she was feigning a smile.
She used the fact that her sister had taken her hairbrush without asking as a pretext to get her in trouble.
-well-suited for the occasion
-a simultaneous or continuous discharge of firearms
-an utterance of good wishes
-lying on the back with face/front upward