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The Tell Tale Heart Vocabulary

Foresight- prudence; a view forward Dissimulation- disguising of intentions or feelings Cunning- crafty; resourceful Profound- intellectual depth or insight Tattoo- steady beat Crevice- narrow opening as a result of a split or crack Audacity- boldness Pulsation- rhythmical beat or throbbing Vehemently- forcefully; passionately Gesticulations- energetic gestures Wary- cautious Sagacity- intelligence; good judgment Stifled- to kill by depriving of oxygen; to smother Suppositions- an act of placing beneath Suavity- cautious Vex- disturbed; annoyed Scantlings- small beams of wood found in the floor Acute- sharp; sensitive Derision- contempt; ridicule