Chapter 1
adroit quickly skillful or clever (adjective)
aficionado an enthusiastic fan, admirer, or follower (noun, person)
altruistic dedicated to the good of others; unselfish (adjective)
capricious unpredictable; changeable; not based on reason or judgment; impulsive (adjective)
cosmopolitan from several parts of the world; international (adjective)
disdain scorn (noun)
fraternal referring to brothers (adjective)
gullible easily deceived; easily cheated (adjective)
hypocritical giving a false appearance of virtue; not sincere (adjective)
intrepid fearless; brave (adjective)
melancholy deep sadness; depression; gloom (noun)
venerable worthy of great respect because of dignity or age (adjective)