The meaning of these words
- What "signs of the supernatural" means here:
"But these unfailing signs of the supernatural are partly concealed and greatly softened by the abundant foliage of a large vine overrunning the entire structure."
- What "tabooed" and "challenge observation" mean:
"He and his sister-in-law were rather tabooed by their neighbors, who seemed to think that they were seen too frequently together--not entirely their fault, for at these times they evidently did not challenge observation."
- What "in the manner of its kind" means:
"Naturally, whatever was movable about the place soon disappeared and the deserted house became "haunted" in the manner of its kind."
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