• Vocabulary:

    (from The White Umbrella, The White Circle and The Cat and the Coffee Drinkers)

    1. Discreet- careful and circumspect in one's speech or actions, especially in order to avoid causing offense or to gain an advantage.

    2. Scepter- an ornamented staff carried by rulers on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of sovereignty.

    3. Revelation- a surprising and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made known in a dramatic way.

    4. Rendition- an interpretation, especially of a dramatic role or piece of music.

    5. Diverted- cause (someone or something) to change course or turn from one direction to another.

    6. Radiant- sending out light; shining or glowing brightly.

    7. Callous- showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others.

    8. Sullen- bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy.

    9. detest- dislike intensely.

    10. vindictive- having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge.

    11. inadvertent- not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning.

    12. pinion- tie or hold the arms or legs of (someone).

    13. commemorate- recall and show respect for (someone or something) in a ceremony.

    14. endear- cause to be loved or liked.

    15. supplement-
    add an extra element or amount to.

    16. defect- a shortcoming, imperfection, or lack.

    17. admirable- arousing or deserving respect and approval.

    18. conviction- a firmly held belief or opinion.

    19. poise- graceful and elegant bearing in a person.

    20. enrich- improve or enhance the quality or value of.