New vocabularies 

Averse: having a strong dislike of or opposition to something 

Waylay: stop or interrupt (someone) answer detain them in conversation or trouble them in some other way

Portly: someone fat (especially a man)

Pompous: affectedly grand, solemn or self-important

Chagrin: annoyance or distress at having failed or been humiliated 

Grotesque: comically or repulsively ugly or distorted 

Ominous: giving the worrying impression that something bad is going to happen

Obstinate: stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to make one to do so

Foreboding: a feeling that something bad will happen 

Implore: beg someone earnestly or desperately to do something

Enigmatic: difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious

Ostensibly: as appears or is stated to be true though not necessarily so 

Arduous: involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring 

Ghastly: causing great horror or fear 

Squalid: (of a place) extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect 

Repartee: conversation or speech characterised by quick, witty comments or replies

Entreat: ask someone earnestly and anxiously to do something 

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