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Unformatted text preview: denizen inhabitant hauteur - haughtiness; arrogance ascertain - to find out deft - Dextrous; skillful extemporizing - speaking on the spur of the moment without preparation fractiousness quarrelsomeness incredulously - with disbelief incessant constant pastoral - relating to an idealized natural setting disconcerting - upsetting; confusing saunter - to stroll strident - harsh sounding; shrill peremptorily - in a harshly decisive manner, allowing no response contiguous - adjacent; next to each other...
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- Winter '10