Glossary of Terms
AccumulatedTo collect and gather up things, usual in small portions at a time.
AvidlyAn act engaged in with extreme enthusiasm; behavior marked by eagerness, almost to the point of greed.
BristlingTo become stiff and rise in reaction to an exterior stimulus.
CoagulateTo gather together into a mass or substantial grouping.
DisconcertedDisrupting one's composure; the feeling of being unsettled or confused.
EnthronedPut in a position of authority.
EstuariesPlaces where the sea meets the lower end of a river.
FraternizedAssociating with memebers of a hostile group in a very close or intimate manner.
GendarmeA soldier serving as part of a police force, traditionally in France, that keeps public order.
ListlessA melancholy state characterized by absence of interest, energy or feeling.
ObstinateVery stubborn; insisting on standing by one's own beliefs despite all other arguments.
PeevishlyUsed to describe a stubborn or argumentative behavior or mood.
SprawledSpread out without any design or restraint; lacking a pattern.
SquabbleTo argue loudly over something that is very often insignificant.
VulnerableOpen, or capable of being hurt physically or emotionally. Not prepared to defend against an attack.
WoefulIn bad or serious condition. To describe a person, place or thing that is full of grief or sadness.
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