deep anxiety (p.21)
Angst
humid, stuffy (p.22)
Sweltering
skillful (p.100)
Deftly
casually (p.100)
Nonchalantly
surrounded in comfort or protectiveness (p.132)
Cocooned
to see the worst in things (p.111)
Pessimism
a dark shape or outline of something on a lighter colored background (p.155)
Silhouetted
Common (p.260)
Omnipresent
How much a person knows (p.207)
Intellectual
Vague (p.209)
Ambiguity