The Master Puppeteer

[image]Opulence
Great Wealth Or luxuriousness.(Pg.13)It was the smell of supper that lent the place an air of opulence.
[image]Serenity
The state or quality of being serene. (Pg.17)But the puppet maker’s face was a mask of serenity.
[image]Filched
To take something that is of little value in a furtive manner. (Pg.38)He filched from his father’s house copies of the tests for the next two plays so that jiro could memorize them in advance.
[image]Wield
To handle a weapon or tool (Pg.3)The renegade samurai the ronin who had forgotten the code of honor but not how to wield their long cured swords.
[image]Goad(ing)
provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate an action or reaction. (Pg.24)The rich merchants must have hounded the poor goading them to thievery and death.
[image]Travesty
a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something. (Pg.39)But how long can the travesty endure.
[image]Stealth(ily)
cautious and surreptitious action or movement.(Pg.24)He packed his few pieces of clothing and stealthily made his way out the front of the shop
Famine
extreme scarcity of food (Pg.4)Now for nearly 5 years there had been famine.

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