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II I wish that we could find a way that we could stay together I I wanna be with you forever I Through calm or TEMPESTUOUS weather I (So far away) I Can we go on I I SURMISE we both know better I I couldn't let these feelings FESTER I So I'm writing you this letter I We've been together the DURATION of our high school years I QUELLED all our high school fears I Cried all our high school tears I And when our teams played in games we EXTOLLED them with the loudest cheers I And when they lost we'd show DISDAIN with our other PEERS I EXACTING homework we'd COGITATE on the answers I Studied so late we couldn't stay awake the morning after I Now that it's almost over, I'm more FORLORN then I've ever been I I swear I wish we had another year or that school didn't let you in I I wish that we could find a way that we could stay together I I wanna be with you forever I Through calm or TEMPESTUOUS weather I (So far away) I Can we go on I I SURMISE we both know better I I couldn't let these feelings FESTER I So I'm writing you this letter I Now I know I seemed ELATED I When you told me that you made it I I tried to ABSTAIN, REFRAIN from telling you I hate it I My heart's DEBILITATED, don't know if it can handle this I How IRONIC that you're going away to become a CARDIOLOGIST I Why wasn't I a part of this COLOSSAL decision? I Did you not wanna JEOPARDIZE our last days with fights and FRICTION? I I understand it now but before you leave, one thing you must know I I would've never tried to stop you even though it hurts me so I I'll miss your smile I I'll miss your walk I Your PANACHE and style lOur POIGNANT talks I Can't believe you're leaving I Please tell me I'm dreaming I Come wake me up I Somebody wake me up II wish that we could find a way that we could stay together I I wanna be with you forever I Through calm or TEMPESTUOUS weather I (So far away) I Can we go on II SURMISE we both know better I I couldn't let these feelings FESTER I So I'm writing you this letter (2x) I So far away, so far away II SURMISE we both know better ...

Vocabulary 7

Abstain (v)-refrain, desist; give up; do without. Antonym: indulge (v).
The congressmen abstained from voting on a bill that they did not support.
Cardiologist (n)-physician specializing in the heart and cardiovascular system.
Concerned about his predisposition for heart disease, he made an appointment with a cardiologist.
Cogitate (v)-think, consider, reflect, ponder.
It was necessary to cogitate, given the issue's complexity and impor­tance.
Colossal (adj)-l. gigantic, huge, immense; great size. Antonym: miniscule (adj).
One of the seven wonders of the ancient world, The Colossus of Rhodes was a colossal statue that stood 110 feet tall and took twelve years to complete.
Colossal (adj)-2. important, vital, significant. Antonym: inconsequential (adj).
Former President Trumanfaced a colossal decision of whether or not to use the atom bomb.
Debilitate (v)-impair, hinder, incapacitate, injure.
He was debilitated by a stroke and now undergoes daily physical therapy ..
Disdain (v)-scorn, despise, contempt. Antonym: admire (v).
His ex-girlfriend disdained him.
Duration (n)-period, length; time interval.
The team is toughing it out and digging in for the duration.
Elated (adj)-overjoyed, euphoric, delighted. Antonym: despondent (adj).
She was elated when she found out that she had received a large raise.
Exact (v)-2. take, obtain, demand.
She wanted to exact revenge on the hunter who shot her pet elephant.
Exacting (adj)-I. demanding, challenging. Antonym: easy (adj).
Medical school is exacting because, eventually, you'll be making life-or-death decisions.
Extol (v)-celebrate, praise, commend. Antonym: criticize (v).
The queen' s subjects extolled her prosperous reign.
Fester (v)-irritate, aggravate, worsen. Antonym: heal (v).
He said, "You should have a doctor look at that festering boil."
Forlorn (adj)-sad, dejected, lonely, despondent. Antonym: cheerful (adj).
After his girlfriend dumped him, he felt abandoned and forlorn.
Friction (n)-1. resistance, rubbing, abrasion. Antonym: ease (n).
When you apply the car's brakes, the brake pads' friction slows the car.
Friction (n)-2. hostility, antagonism, conflict. Antonym: amity (n).
They always disagreed; whenever they were together, there was fric­tion.
Ironic (adj)-paradoxical, incongruous; describes a surprising outcome in light of an expected result.
I usually carry an umbrella, and ironically, it rained the day I forgot it at home.
Jeopardize (v)-risk, endanger. Antonym: ensure (v).
He didn't want to jeopardize his GPA, so he studied day and night for the final.
Panache (n)-style, elan, confidence, flair. Antonym: inelegance (n).
He has great panache and always wears the finest suits and handmade shoes.
Peer (n)-1. equal, friend, colleague, contemporary, cohort.
The legal system entitles one to be judged by a jury of his or her peers.
Peer (v)-2. gaze, look intently. Antonym: glance (v).
She peered into the candy store window, trying to decide what she wanted.
Poignant (adj)-moving, touching, heartbreaking.
It was a poignant story about a young orphan who is adopted by a loving family.
Quell (v)-allay, alleviate, calm, mitigate.
It was his first time in a helicopter, so the pilot tried to quell his fear of crashing.
Refrain (v)-l. abstain; to avoid doing something. Antonym: indulge (v).
He asked the guy with the cigar, "Would you please refrain from smoking?"
Refrain (n)-2. chorus; a poetic or musical verse that repeats; a repeated excuse.
Democrats blaming Republicans and Republicans blaming Democrats has long been a familiar refrain.
Surmise (v)-deduct?, estimate, infer, gather; figure out.
I surmised how big the parking spot was by comparing it to the car adjacent to it.
Tempestuous (adj)-stormy, emotional, passionate. Antonym: calm (adj).
His relationship with his dad is tempestuous and characterized by friction.