composure - a general disposition to take disruption without panicking.
elevator - An electric moving platform to carry somebody up or down to another floor.
inordinately - To an excess; abundantly.
insane - crazy, deranged, upset, dire.
masque - A formalized, musical skit, popular in 16-Century England but immediately understood when referred to nowadays.
the City - Capital "C" - London's financial district
San Francisco - A city in the state of California
Tennessee - A state in the southeastern US, whose capital is Nashville. Abbreviation: TN
never mind - A direction to not be mindful of something. A direction to never heed or pay attention to something in particular.
fudge - A type of chocolate
triskaidekaphobia - The fear of the number 13
NI - Net Income
docile - calm, obedient
apostrophe - A punctuation mark to mark something belonging to someone.
foolish - stupid; senseless; contrary to sound judgment
Doc Watson - 20th-century acoustic guitarist from Deep Gap, NC, who also happened to be blind. Remembered as one of the greats.
die - to leave life
tamper - Nail-like apparatus used by tobacco pipe smokers to periodically push down the burning tobacco as he or she puffs. This ensures an even smoke.
querulous - Complaining; stubborn.
sorrow - a state of sadness or pain
Grand Rapids - A place in Michigan
hopefully - Not certainly; depending on a favorable outcome
worship - to admire intensely or pay reverence to; to venerate or adore
doable - Capable of being done
Nashville - The state capital of Tennessee.
facultative - Optional; up to oneself.
Irish goodbye - To leave a gathering without saying you're leaving, you just disappear from the group.
morose - hangdog, gloomy
suffer - to feel a sort of pain for a long or short amount of time
second-story man - burglar