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At a Loss


With the trivial sum of five dollars in his pocket, Robert Lacy was feeling far from complacent about the future. In fact, it was his somber estimate that no matter how frugal he was, his money would run out before next day. He owed $3.50 in debts to friends; with the remainder he would have to eat enough to maintain his strength. Hunger would debilitate him to the point where he could not continue his fervid search for Evelyn. There was no hope of an impetuous stranger suddenly thrusting money upon him. There was still less solace for him in the hope that, after all this time, he might develop the occult power that would give him a mental image of where Evelyn could be found.

  • trivial – sepele, biasa, kurang berharga/berarti
  • complacent- puas akan diri sendiri, showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.
  • smug – sombong
  • somber – muram, suram, redup, dark or dull in color or tone; gloomy.
  • frugal – hemat, cermat, sederhana, sparing or economical with regard to money or food.
  • debilitate – melemahkan, mengurangi tenaga, make (someone) weak and infirm.
  • fervid- bersemangat, bergairah, panas, intensely enthusiastic or passionate, especially to an excessive degree.
  • impetuous – terburu nafsu, tidak sabar, acting or done quickly and without thought or care.
  • solace- penghiburan, pelipur lara, comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness
  • occult – gaib, tersembunyi, rahasia, of, involving, or relating to supernatural, mystical, or magical powers or phenomena.

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