The Master Puppeteer

Loiter

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To stand idly about; linger aimlessly.



pg.3″And don’t loiter. It’s not safe.”

Foibles

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A quirk, idiosyncrasy, or mannerism; unusual habit or way (usage is typically plural), that is slightly strange or silly.


pg.6″The two men fell into the kind of gossip one engages in in a public bathhouse-the foibles of friends or neighbors,…”

Marvel

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One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.


pg.9″It was a street of marvels for the boy.”

Serenity

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The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.


pg.17″But the puppet maker’s face was a mask of serenity.”

Cynical

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Skeptical of the integrity, sincerity, or motives of others.


pg.23″He said there was something cynical about her expression,” Hanji explained.”

Boisterous(ly)

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  • In a boisterous manner; roughly; with noisy energy or activity.

pg.27″The audience was applauding boisterously.”



Diluted

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Reduced in strength; thin; weak.

 

pg.38″The samurai blood that flowed in my ancestors’ veins has become more and more diluted the farther we come from the sword bearers.”

Travesty

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 An exaggerated or grotesque imitation, such as a parody of a literary work.

 

pg.39″His only son is a fool, currently masquerading as a puppeteer, to be sure, but how long can the travesty endure?”

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