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glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
dainty - delicate; delicately beautiful; fastidious; not easy to please; Ex. dainty movement/dress
brawl - noisy quarrel
chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
malignant - tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor
barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
lavish - liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.