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  1. adverse - (adj) unfavorable, negative, working against, hostile (s) difficult, trying

  2. assailant - (n) a person who attacks violently (s) assaulter, attacker, mugger

  3. billow - (n) a large wave (v) to rise or swell like a wave

  4. confront - (v) to meet face to face, especially as a challenge; come to grips with (s) face, encounter

  5. constrain - (v) to force, compel; to restrain, hold back (s) pressure, restrict, confine, limit

  6. contemporary - (adj) belonging to the same period of time as oneself (n) a person of the same time (s) present-day, modern, current

  7. depict - (v) to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture (s) sketch, draw, picture, illustrate

  8. disinterested - (adj) fair-minded, free from selfish motives; indifferent (s) neutral, impartial, unbiased, apathetic

  9. encompass - (v) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose (s) surround, envelop, comprise

  10. hypocrite - (n) a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or she really is (s) phony, charlatan, fraud

  11. incomprehensible - (adj) impossible to understand (s) baffling, confusing, bewildering

  12. mimic - (n) a person who does imitations; (v) to imitate

  13. serene - (adj) peaceful, calm, free of emotional upset (s) tranquil, fair, august

  14. sheepish - (adj) embarrassed; resembling a sheep in meekness, timid (s) shamefaced, meek

over 4 years ago, by Eileen

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