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ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
misanthrope - one who hates mankind; misanthropist
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
reprisal - retaliation
aloft - upward; high up in the air
dissonance - discord