22.Pallid (adj.) Pale; lacking liveliness. As in: "They pried off the lid with their shovels, got out the body and dumped it rudely on the ground. The moon drifted from behind the clouds and exposed the pallid face." —Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
23.Plaudits (n.) Enthusiastic approval; applause. As in: "Not in the clamor of the crowded street, Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, But in ourselves, are triumph and defeat." —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Poets
24.Promontory (n.) A high point of land projecting into the sea. As in: "High on a rocky promontory sat an Electric Monk on a bored horse." ― Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
25.Prodigious (adj.) Amazing or impressive; enormous. As in: "There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair." ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
26.Irascible (adj.) Easily angered. As in: "The threat sounded awful, but did not alarm Jo, for she knew the irascible old gentleman would never lift a finger against his grandson, whatever he might say to the contrary." —Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
27.Capitulate (v.) To stop resisting; surrender. As in: "I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions." ―Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance
28.Glut (v.) To fill to excess (think gluttony). As in: "To boundless vengeance the wide realm be given, Till vast destruction glut the queen of heaven!" —Homer, The Odyssey
29.Rote (n.) Mechanical or unthinking repetition. As in: "I am afraid of getting married. Spare me from cooking three meals a day—spare me from the relentless cage of routine and rote." —Sylvia Plath, Letters Home
30.Dexterous (adj.) Skillful, especially with the hands. As in: "Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left." ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
31.Tractable (adj.) Easily controlled or managed; malleable. As in: "…though far from clever, she showed a tractable disposition, and seemed likely to give them little trouble." —Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
32.Vaunted (adj.) Highly praised. As in: "And where is that band who so vauntingly swore/ That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion/ A home and a country should leave us no more!" —Francis Scott Key, "The Star-Spangled Banner"
33.Rankle (v.) To cause anger or irritation; to fester. As in: "Blasted as thou wert, my agony was still superior to thine, for the bitter sting of remorse will not cease to rankle in my wounds until death shall close them forever." ―Mary Shelley, Frankenstein