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2 Premature Happened too soon; before it was time “His idea had taken shape earlier that year when his American Lit. class had studied Poe’s short story, ‘The Premature Burial’ “

3 a small stream; brook “Sweat was running in rivulets, stinging his eyes and puddling up his ears.”

4 use up, drain, reduce, consume, lessen “The struggle depleted the air too quickly, and he started to black out.”

5 illusion, phantom, fancy “The tiny numerals danced and wavered like a red mirage.”

6 Poor person “No one had been buried in the cemetery for years, she knew, so it must be some pauper’s grave dug on the sly.”

7 Inadequate, sorrowful “And what a pathetic flower holder,” she sighed.

8 the complete separation from others “I want total isolation. It’s a very important part of the plan…”

9 anything that severely confines, constricts, or hinders “We need a couple of straightjackets.”

10 Completely engrossed in thought; absorbed “Before he had been too preoccupied with other thoughts.”

11 at particular periods of time “Then he could check at intervals for any sounds.”


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