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Mark Twain- A Ghost Story

solitude
the state of being alone

grope
search blindly or uncertainly

grate
a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

bygone
belonging to an earlier time

reverie
(n) state of being lost in thought

pathos
a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)

profound
of the greatest intensity

torpid
mentally or physically inactive; lethargic

dismal
depressing; causing gloom or misery; causing bad feelings

placid
calm or quiet; undisturbed

vast
very great or very large extent; immense

palsy
paralysis

concussion
injury to the brain caused by a blow; temporary unconsciousness

surplus
more than is needed, desired, or required; excess

utter
total, complete, absolute(adj) make a sound with one’s voice(v)

sphere
a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface; ball or globe

phosphorescence
light emitted by a substance without combustion or perceptible heat

intuition
ability to know something immediately

luminous
bright; shining

rustle
make a dry crackling sound

dwindle
to lessen, diminish

tread
to walk in a specific way

spectral
like or being a phantom; relating to a spectrum

benign
kind and gentle

petrify
cause to become stone-like or stiff or dazed and stunned

melancholy
characterized by or causing or expressing sadness

vagabond
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

sitz bath
a bathtub in which your buttocks and hips are immersed as if you were sitting in a chair and you bathe in a sitting position

picturesque
visually attractive

prodigious
remarkably great in extent; unnatural; abnormal

gouge
make a groove in

infernal
irritating and tiresome; devilish

chilblain
inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture

perdition
the abode of Satan and the forces of evil

mildew
fungus producing a whitish growth on organic matter (plants, food)

rouse
to stir up; to excite

beseech
to beg for urgently or anxiously

perch
a resting place; vantage point

transcend
to rise above or beyond, exceed

ingenious
(adj.) showing remarkable originality, inventiveness, or resourcefulness; clever

eloquent
expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

stately
haughty, imposing or loftly dignity

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