The Hairy Ape Glossary

The Hairy Ape Glossary

accentuate

make more noticeable or prominent

acquiesce

accept something reluctantly but without protest

belligerent

hostile and aggressive

candor

the quality of being open and honest in expression, frankness

chaperone

a person who accompanies and looks after another person or group of people, in particular

daze

make someone unable to think or react properly

defiance

disobedience

disdainful

showing contempt or lack of respect

dungarees

blue jeans or overalls

foist

impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on

heed

pay attention to, take notice of

inchoate

just begun and so not fully formed or developed

incongruous

not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something

rear

the back part of something, esp. a building or vehicle

refrain

stop oneself from doing something

resentful

feeling or expressing bitterness or indignation at having been treated unfairly

tumult

a loud, confused noise, esp. one caused by a large mass of people

vehement

showing strong feeling, forceful, passionate, or intense

vitality

the state of being strong and active

wearisome

causing one to feel tired or bored

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