Tell tale hart

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  • Dissimulation
  • Now this is the point. You fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded --with what caution --with what foresight --with what dissimulation I went to work!
  • Awe
  • It was not a groan of pain or of grief --oh, no! --it was the low stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul when overcharged with awe. I knew the sound well.
  • Stimulate
  • And have I not told you that what you mistake for madness is but over-acuteness of the sense? --now, I say, there came to my ears a low, dull, quick sound, such as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton. I knew that sound well, too. It was the beating of the old man's heart. It increased my fury, as the beating of a drum stimulates the soldier into courage.
  • concealment of one's thoughts, feelings, or character
  • Waned
  • If still you think me mad, you will think so no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body. The night waned, and I worked hastily, but in silence. First of all I dismembered the corpse. I cut off the head and the arms and the legs.
  • a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder.
  • Suavity
  • There entered three men, who introduced themselves, with perfect suavity, as officers of the police.
  • raise levels of physiological or nervous activity in
  • Vehemently
  • I gasped for breath --and yet the officers heard it not. I talked more quickly --more vehemently
  • have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated, so that it appears to decrease in size.
  • smoothly agreeable quality.
  • characterized by rancor or anger
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