The Martian Chronicles (Mr. Kawel)

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definitions & notes only words
  1. propagation
    the act of producing offspring
  2. cynic
    someone who is critical of the motives of others
  3. promontory
    a natural elevation
  4. turgid
    ostentatiously lofty in style
  5. insolent
    marked by casual disrespect
  6. decorum
    propriety in manners and conduct
  7. innocuous
    not injurious to physical or mental health
  8. offal
    viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal
  9. nebulous
    lacking definite form or limits
  10. conflagration
    a very intense and uncontrolled fire
  11. solicitous
    full of anxiety and concern
  12. fawning
    attempting to win favor by flattery
  13. impertinently
    in an impudent or impertinent manner
  14. lurid
    glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
  15. dubiously
    in a doubtful manner
  16. olfactory
    of or relating to the sense of smell
  17. labial
    of or relating to the lips of the mouth
  18. tactile
    of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch
  19. leviathan
    the largest or most massive thing of its kind
  20. dirge
    a song or hymn of mourning as a memorial to a dead person
  21. odious
    unequivocally detestable
  22. coruscate
    reflect brightly
  23. pallid
    deficient in color suggesting physical or emotional distress
  24. titanic
    of great force or power
  25. disconcerting
    causing an emotional disturbance
  26. blasphemy
    profane language
  27. pagan
    a person following a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion
  28. sarcophagus
    a stone coffin, usually bearing sculpture or inscriptions
  29. scintilla
    a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
  30. caper
    a playful leap or hop
  31. horticultural
    of or relating to the cultivation of plants
  32. plangent
    loud and resounding, often in a mournful way
  33. vamp
    piece of leather forming the upper part of a shoe
  34. naive
    marked by or showing unaffected simplicity
  35. bigot
    a prejudiced person who is intolerant of differing opinions
  36. rime
    ice crystals forming a white deposit
  37. Baal
    any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples; the Hebrews considered Baal a false god
  38. viands
    a stock or supply of foods
  39. okapi
    similar to the giraffe but smaller with much shorter neck and stripe on the legs
  40. euthanasia
    the act of killing someone painlessly

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