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Stingray Chaser

Free stingrays and remove harmful algae from the ocean. After removing enough debris from the stingrays, you will be asked to select the correct answer to continue.




Pinball

Vocabulary Pinball Click on the red flipper buttons to keep the ball in play. Try to hit all of the letters with the ball to spell a word. Next, choose the correct definition for the word. A correct answer gives a free ball and an incorrect takes a ball away. Hold down and release the green button to launch the ball! Try all of the lists or register to make your own!




Word Find

Play the classic Word Search and find game.




Word Scramble - Words Only

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!




Word Scramble - Problems and Definitions

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!




Hangman

Play hangman with your words. Guess letters to form words from the lists that are added by people just like you! Practice your classroom lists.




List Content

"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" 01

  • veranda -- a porch or portico, sometimes partly enclosed, along the outside of a building
  • cultivated -- prepared and used for raising crops; tilled
  • inherited -- to take or receive (property, a right, a title, etc.) by succession or will, as an heir
  • sorrowfully -- full of or feeling sorrow; grieved; sad.
  • mongoose -- a slender, ferretlike carnivore, Herpestes edwardsi, of India, that feeds on rodents, birds, and eggs, noted especially for its ability to kill cobras and other venomous snakes.
  • immensely -- vast; huge; very great
  • companion -- a person who is frequently in the company of, associates with, or accompanies another
  • fledglings -- a young bird just fledged
  • muskrat -- a large, aquatic, North American rodent, Ondatra zibethica, having a musky odor.
  • burrow -- a hole or tunnel in the ground made by a rabbit, fox, or similar animal for habitation and refuge.
  • kerosene -- a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained by distilling petroleum, bituminous shale, or the like, and widely used as a fuel, cleaning solvent, etc.
  • tuft -- a bunch or cluster of small, usually soft and flexible parts, as feathers or hairs, attached or fixed closely together at the base and loose at the upper ends.
  • providence -- a manifestation of divine care or direction
  • sluice -- an artificial channel for conducting water, often fitted with a gate (sluice gate) at the upper end for regulating the flow
  • bungalow -- (in India) a one-storied thatched or tiled house, usually surrounded by a veranda.

"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" 02

  • fluttered -- to wave, flap, or toss about
  • cunningly -- skill employed in a shrewd or sly manner, as in deceiving; craftiness; guile.
  • brood -- a number of young produced or hatched at one time; a family of offspring or young.
  • purchase -- to acquire by effort, sacrifice, flattery, etc.
  • sensible -- having, using, or showing good sense or sound judgment
  • consolation -- the act of consoling; comfort; solace
  • presently -- in a little while; soon
  • mournful -- feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sorrowful; sad
  • masonry -- the craft or occupation of a mason.
  • valiant -- boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted
  • desperately -- reckless or dangerous because of despair or urgency
  • bantam's -- a small and feisty or quarrelsome person.
  • savagely -- fierce, ferocious, or cruel; untamed
  • triumph -- the act, fact, or condition of being victorious or triumphant; victory; conquest.

"Tiger! Tiger!" 01

  • flank -- the side of an animal or a person between the ribs and hip
  • barricade -- any barrier that obstructs passage
  • solemnly -- grave, sober, or mirthless, as a person, the face, speech, tone, or mood
  • alcove -- a recess or small room adjacent to or opening out of a room
  • customs -- habits or usages collectively; convention
  • ravines -- a narrow steep-sided valley commonly eroded by running water
  • intended -- purposed; designed; intentional
  • lacquered -- a protective coating consisting of a resin, cellulose ester, or both, dissolved in a volatile solvent, sometimes with pigment added
  • imitate -- to mimic; impersonate
  • caste -- any class or group of society sharing common cultural features
  • lair -- a den or resting place of a wild animal
  • rambles -- to wander around in a leisurely, aimless manner
  • beckoned -- to lure; entice
  • thatch -- Also, thatching. a material, as straw, rushes, leaves, or the like, used to cover roofs, grain stacks, etc.
  • annoyed -- to disturb or bother (a person) in a way that displeases, troubles, or slightly irritates

"Tiger! Tiger!" 02

  • masonry -- work constructed by a mason, especially stonework
  • inhabited -- having inhabitants; occupied; lived in or on
  • byres -- British: a cow shed.
  • wallows -- to roll about or lie in water, snow, mud, dust, or the like, as for refreshment
  • desolate -- barren or laid waste; devastated
  • appointed -- by, through, or as a result of an appointment (often in contrast with elected )
  • grubbed -- the thick-bodied, sluggish larva of several insects, as of a scarab beetle.
  • trample -- to tread or step heavily and noisily; stamp
  • dhak -- a tropical Asian leguminous tree, Butea frondosa, that has bright red flowers and yields a red resin, used as an astringent
  • revenge -- to exact punishment or expiation for a wrong on behalf of, especially in a resentful or vindictive spirit
  • musket -- a heavy, large-caliber smoothbore gun for infantry soldiers, introduced in the 16th
  • courage -- the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery
  • scarce -- insufficient to satisfy the need or demand; not abundant
  • bristle -- one of the short, stiff, coarse hairs of certain animals, especially hogs, used extensively in making brushes
  • imposing -- very impressive because of great size, stately appearance, dignity, elegance, etc.

"Tiger! Tiger!" 03

  • anxious -- full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried; solicitous
  • meddle -- to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwantedly
  • conches -- the spiral shell of a gastropod, often used as a horn
  • composedly -- calm; tranquil; serene
  • brickbats -- a piece of broken brick, especially one used as a missile
  • torrent -- a stream of water flowing with great rapidity and violence
  • amulet -- a small object worn to ward off evil, harm, or illness or to bring good fortune; protecting charm
  • grave -- an excavation made in the earth in which to bury a dead body.
  • bewildered -- completely puzzled or confused; perplexed
  • avenged -- to take vengeance or exact satisfaction for
  • satisfaction -- an act of satisfying; fulfillment; gratification
  • sorcery -- the art, practices, or spells of a person who is supposed to exercise supernatural powers through the aid of evil spirits; black magic; witchery.
  • enchantment -- the art, act, or an instance of enchanting
  • hence -- as an inference from this fact; for this reason; therefore
  • sprig -- a small spray of some plant with its leaves, flowers, etc

3 LITTLE MENintheWOOD 01

  • related -- to tell; give an account of (an event, circumstance, etc.).
  • widow -- a woman who has lost her husband by death and has not remarried.
  • envious -- feeling, showing, or resulting from envy
  • frock -- a gown or dress worn by a girl or woman
  • modestly -- reserved or shy
  • awkwardly -- lacking skill or dexterity; clumsy.
  • torment -- a state of great bodily or mental suffering; agony; misery
  • bitterly -- hard to bear; grievous; distressful
  • vale -- a valley
  • obedient -- obeying or willing to obey
  • arrogance -- offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride.
  • acquainted -- brought into social contact; made familiar
  • wooed -- to seek the favor, affection, or love of, especially with a view to marriage
  • repulsive -- causing or occasioning repugnance; loathsome; disgusting or distasteful
  • contradict -- to assert the contrary or opposite of; deny directly and categorically.

3 LITTLE MENintheWOOD 02

  • cauldron -- a large kettle or boiler
  • pretended -- to make believe.
  • suspected -- to believe something, especially something evil or wrong, to be the case; have suspicion.
  • pronounced -- to give an opinion or decision
  • pomp -- stately or splendid display; splendor; magnificence.
  • perspiration -- a salty, watery fluid secreted by the sweat glands of the skin, especially when very warm as a result of strenuous exertion; sweat.
  • wretch -- a person of despicable or base character.
  • compassion -- a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
  • violent -- acting with or characterized by uncontrolled, strong, rough force
  • scullion -- a kitchen servant who does menial work.

Aschenputtel 01

  • mocked -- to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision
  • delighted -- highly pleased.
  • hew -- to strike forcibly with an ax, sword, or other cutting instrument; chop; hack.
  • clambered -- to climb, using both feet and hands; climb with effort or difficulty.
  • departed -- deceased; dead.
  • imaginable -- to form a mental image of
  • expressed -- to put (thought) into words; utter or state
  • escaped -- to slip or get away, as from confinement or restraint; gain or regain liberty
  • astonished -- to fill with sudden and overpowering surprise or wonder; amaze
  • pious -- having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations.
  • vile -- wretchedly bad
  • weary -- physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc
  • alighted -- to settle or stay after descending
  • appeared -- to come into sight; become visible
  • maiden -- a girl or young unmarried woman; maid.

Aschenputtel 02

  • obliged -- to require or constrain, as by law, command, conscience, or force of necessity
  • magnificent -- extraordinarily fine; superb
  • pitch -- any of various dark, tenacious, and viscous substances for caulking and paving, consisting of the residue of the distillation of coal tar or wood tar.
  • betrothed -- engaged to be married
  • splendid -- gorgeous; magnificent; sumptuous.
  • stratagem -- a plan, scheme, or trick for surprising or deceiving an enemy
  • rage -- angry fury; violent anger
  • nimbly -- quick and light in movement; moving with ease; agile; active; rapid
  • astonishment -- overpowering wonder or surprise; amazement

Black Arrow 01

  • succor -- help; relief; aid; assistance
  • timorous -- full of fear; fearful
  • russet -- yellowish brown, light brown, or reddish brown
  • labyrinth -- an intricate combination of paths or passages in which it is difficult to find one's way or to reach the exit
  • churl -- a rude, boorish, or surly person
  • morass -- a tract of low, soft, wet ground.
  • varlet -- a knavish person; rascal
  • pelt -- to attack or assail with repeated blows or with missiles.
  • obsequious -- characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning
  • sanguinary -- full of or characterized by bloodshed; bloody

Black Arrow 02

  • bane -- a person or thing that ruins or spoils
  • proscribe -- to denounce or condemn (a thing) as dangerous or harmful; prohibit
  • gaunt -- extremely thin and bony; haggard and drawn, as from great hunger, weariness, or torture; emaciated
  • pallor -- unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death; wanness.
  • lassitude -- weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc.; lack of energy; listlessness; languor
  • cognizance -- awareness, realization, or knowledge; notice; perception
  • stentorian -- very loud or powerful in sound
  • eminence -- high station, rank, or repute
  • quarry -- an excavation or pit, usually open to the air, from which building stone, slate, or the like, is obtained by cutting, blasting, etc
  • nonchalance -- the state or quality of being nonchalant; cool indifference or lack of concern; casualness

Call of the Wild

  •  prodigious -- extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.:
  •  lash -- the flexible part of a whip
  •  imperative -- absolutely necessary or required; unavoidable
  •  invariably -- not changing or capable of being changed; static or constant.
  •  sanguinary -- Bloody (~battle)
  •  remote -- far apart; far distant in space; situated at some distance away
  •  desolation -- Grief, sadness,loneliness,devastation
  •  compel -- to secure or bring about by force; to overpower.
  •  pottage -- a thick soup made of vegetables, with or without meat.
  •  vindicate -- to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like
  •  tyrant -- any person in a position of authority who exercises power oppressively or despotically.
  •  auspiciously -- promising success; favored by fortune; prosperous.
  •  impulsion -- the act of impelling, driving onward, or pushing.
  •  impel -- to drive or cause to move onward; propel; impart motion to.
  •  thicket -- a thick or dense growth of shrubs, bushes, or small trees;

Call of the Wild 02

  •  oblivious -- unmindful; unconscious; unaware; forgetful
  •  trod -- a simple past tense and past participle of tread.
  •  incorrigible -- impervious to constraints or punishment; willful; unruly; uncontrollable
  •  facetious -- not meant to be taken seriously or literally
  •  carnivorous -- flesh-eating
  •  plod -- to walk heavily or move laboriously; trudge; to proceed in a tediously slow manner
  •  calamity -- a great misfortune or disaster, as a flood or serious injury.
  •  prosperous -- flourishing; successful; well-to-do or well-off
  •  surge -- a strong, wavelike, forward movement, rush, or sweep
  •  solicitous -- anxious or concerned; anxiously desirous
  •  tutelage -- the act of guarding, protecting, or guiding; instruction; teaching; guidance
  •  lurk -- to lie or wait in concealment, as a person in ambush; to go furtively; slink; steal
  •  retaliation -- http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/retaliate
  •  infallibility -- the quality of being infallible, or of being absolutely trustworthy
  •  precipitately -- hastily, or suddenly; to cast down headlong; fling or hurl down.

Call of the Wild 03

  •  remuneration -- something that remunerates; reward; pay
  •  wraith -- an apparition of a living person supposed to portend his or her death; a visible spirit
  •  fester -- to form pus; generate purulent matter; suppurate.
  •  gyration -- the act of gyrating; circular or spiral motion; revolution; rotation; whirling.
  •  impending -- about to happen; imminent; imminently threatening or menacing
  •  malignant -- disposed to cause harm, suffering, or distress deliberately; feeling or showing ill will or hatred.
  •  sacrilegious -- pertaining to or involving sacrilege
  •  fiend -- any evil spirit; demon.
  •  differentiate -- to form or mark differently from other such things; distinguish; to change; alter
  •  tyranny -- the government or rule of a tyrant or absolute ruler
  •  furtive -- taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth; sly; shifty
  •  intermittently -- stopping or ceasing for a time; alternately ceasing and beginning again
  •  sniveling -- to weep or cry with sniffling
  •  vigilant -- keenly watchful to detect danger; wary
  •  porte-cochere -- a covered carriage entrance leading into a courtyard

Call of the Wild 04

  •  avaricious -- characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous.
  •  rouse -- unconsciousness, inactivity, fancied security, apathy
  •  suppress -- to do away with by or as by authority; abolish; stop
  •  indubitably -- that cannot be doubted; patently evident or certain; unquestionable.
  •  prowess -- exceptional or superior ability, skill, or strength
  •  flourish -- to be in a vigorous state; thrive; to be successful; prosper
  •  decoy -- a person who entices or lures another person or thing, as into danger, a trap, or the like
  •  progeny -- a descendant or offspring, as a child, plant, or animal
  •  colossal -- extraordinarily great in size, extent, or degree; gigantic; huge.
  •  commensurate -- having the same measure; of equal extent or duration.
  •  toil -- hard and continuous work; exhausting labor or effort
  •  founts -- a spring of water; fountain; a source or origin
  •  reprove -- to prove again.
  •  belligerent -- warlike; given to waging war; of warlike character; aggressively hostile
  •  susceptibility -- capacity for receiving mental or moral impressions; tendency to be emotionally affected

Call of the Wild 05

  •  redeem -- to buy or pay off; to exchange (bonds, trading stamps, etc.) for money or goods.
  •  aversion -- a strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy
  •  cavort -- to prance or caper about; to behave in a high-spirited, festive manner; make merry.
  •  inert -- having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance ( opposed to active): inert matter.
  •  stupendous -- causing amazement; astounding; marvelous
  •  menacingly -- a person whose actions, attitudes, or ideas are considered dangerous or harmful
  •  effusively -- unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve: effusive greetings; an effusive person
  •  spectral -- of or pertaining to a specter; ghostly; phantom.
  •  famine -- extreme hunger; starvation.
  •  quest -- a search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something
  •  clamor -- a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people
  •  writhe -- to twist the body about, or squirm, as in pain, violent effort, etc.
  •  wrath -- strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation; ire.
  •  scorch -- to parch or shrivel with heat; to criticize severely.
  •  guise -- general external appearance; aspect; semblance; style of dress

Call of the Wild 06

  •  malarial -- unwholesome or poisonous air.
  •  endure -- to bear without resistance or with patience; tolerate
  •  mauling -- a heavy hammer, as for driving stakes or wedges.
  •  dwindle -- to fall away, as in quality; degenerate.
  •  inflict -- to impose as something that must be borne or suffered; to impose (anything unwelcome)
  •  spasmodically -- resembling a spasm or spasms; sudden but brief; sporadic
  •  caress -- an act or gesture expressing affection, as an embrace or kiss, especially a light stroking or touching.
  •  epitaph -- a brief poem or other writing in praise of a deceased person.
  •  equilibrium -- a state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces.
  •  indomitable -- that cannot be subdued or overcome, as persons, will, or courage; unconquerable
  •  gloat -- to look at or think about with great or excessive, often smug or malicious, satisfaction
  •  ignominious -- marked by or attended with ignominy; discreditable; humiliating
  •  ardor -- intense devotion, eagerness, or enthusiasm; zeal
  •  ptarmigan -- any of various grouses of northern regions with completely feathered feet
  •  morose -- gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood

Call of the Wild 07

  •  culmination -- that in which anything culminates; the culminating position or stage; highest point; acme.
  •  decree -- to command, ordain, or decide by decree.
  •  haunches -- a hindquarter of an animal; the fleshy part of the body about the hip.
  •  clout -- a blow, especially with the hand; cuff
  •  ignominiously -- marked by or attended with ignominy; discreditable; humiliating
  •  malice -- desire to inflict injury, harm, or suffering on another, either because of a hostile impulse or out of deep-seated meanness
  •  wistfully -- characterized by melancholy; longing; yearning
  •  fagots -- a bundle of sticks, twigs; a bundle; bunch.
  •  formidable -- causing fear, apprehension, or dread
  •  wrathfully -- very angry; ireful; full of wrath
  •  myriad -- a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things; ten thousand.
  •  emit -- to give forth or release (a sound); to issue, as an order or a decree.
  •  impregnable -- strong enough to resist or withstand attack; not to be taken by force, unconquerable
  •  meritorious -- deserving praise, reward, esteem, etc.; praiseworthy
  •  ostentatious -- (of actions, manner, qualities exhibited, etc.) intended to attract notice

Call of the Wild 08

  •  snivel -- to affect a tearful state; whine.
  •  sapling -- a young tree; a young person.
  •  marauder -- to roam or go around in quest of plunder; make a raid for booty
  •  perilous -- involving or full of grave risk or peril; hazardous; dangerous
  •  scrutiny -- a searching examination or investigation; minute inquiry.
  •  implacable -- not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified; inexorable
  •  wistfulness -- characterized by melancholy; longing; yearning.
  •  suppress -- to do away with by or as by authority; abolish; stop (a practice, custom, etc.).
  •  repress -- to press again or anew.
  •  exaltation -- elation of mind or feeling, sometimes abnormal or morbid in character; rapture
  •  unscathed -- not scathed; unharmed; uninjured
  •  intricacies -- intricate character or state; an intricate part, action, etc
  •  vendetta -- any prolonged and bitter feud, rivalry, contention, or the like
  •  condescension -- voluntary assumption of equality with a person regarded as inferior.
  •  quarry -- an abundant source or supply.

CLEVER ELSIE 01

  • wooed -- to seek the favor, affection, or love of, especially with a view to marriage
  • misfortune -- adverse fortune; bad luck.
  • piteously -- evoking or deserving pity; pathetic
  • masons -- a person whose trade is building with units of various natural or artificial mineral products, as stones, bricks, cinder blocks, or tiles, usually with the use of mortar or cement as a bonding agent.
  • inquired -- to seek information by questioning; ask
  • fowler’s -- a hunter of birds.
  • stipulated -- to make an express demand or arrangement as a condition of agreement
  • lamentations -- the act of lamenting or expressing grief.
  • hastened -- to move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry

Darzee's Chant

  • lilt -- a lilting song or tune.
  • impotent -- without force or effectiveness.
  • slain -- to destroy; extinguish
  • plagued -- any cause of trouble, annoyance, or vexation
  • dung -- excrement, especially of animals; manure.

FISHERMAN and HIS WIFE 01

  • wretched -- very unfortunate in condition or circumstances; miserable; pitiable.
  • hark -- to listen attentively; hearken
  • chandeliers -- a decorative, sometimes ornate, light fixture suspended from a ceiling, usually having branched supports for a number of lights.
  • sentinel -- a person or thing that watches or stands as if watching.
  • nay -- no (used in dissent, denial, or refusal).
  • oppose -- to act against or provide resistance to; combat.
  • fortnight -- the space of fourteen nights and days; two weeks.
  • intending -- to have in mind as something to be done or brought about; plan
  • desired -- yearned or wished for; coveted
  • sceptre -- a ceremonial staff held by a monarch as the symbol of authority
  • hovel -- a small, very humble dwelling house; a wretched hut.
  • contented -- satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else.
  • alas -- an exclamation of grief, compassion, or alarm
  • magnificent -- extraordinarily fine; superb
  • splendour -- great brightness; brilliant light or luster.

FISHERMAN and HIS WIFE 02

  • anxiously -- earnestly desirous; eager
  • alabaster -- a fine-grained usually white, opaque, or translucent variety of gypsum used for statues, vases, etc
  • dwarf -- Compare midget, an abnormally undersized person, esp one with a large head and short arms and legs
  • beseech -- to beg eagerly for; solicit
  • curdled -- to go wrong; turn bad or fail
  • yeomen -- a servant, attendant, or subordinate official in a royal or other great household.
  • attentively -- paying attention; listening carefully; observant
  • scarcely -- barely; hardly; not quite
  • shameless -- having no sense of shame; brazen
  • carbuncles -- a gemstone, especially a garnet, cut with a convex back and a cabochon surface.
  • ecclesiastical -- of or pertaining to the church or the clergy; churchly; clerical; not secular
  • endure -- to bear without resistance or with patience; tolerate

FRED AND KATE 01

  • bethought -- simple past tense and past participle of bethink (to think; consider).
  • sought -- simple past tense and past participle of seek.
  • mischance -- a mishap or misfortune.
  • thalers -- any of various former large coins of various German states; dollar.
  • thither -- to or toward that place or point; there
  • compassion -- a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
  • knaves -- an unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest person.
  • furrows -- a narrow groove made in the ground, especially by a plow.
  • strewed -- to let fall in separate pieces or particles over a surface; scatter or sprinkle
  • rogues -- a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel.
  • advantage -- any state, circumstance, opportunity, or means specially favorable to success, interest, or any desired end
  • booty -- something that is seized by violence and robbery.
  • trice -- a very short time; an instant
  • garret -- an attic, usually a small, wretched one.
  • pedlars -- a person who sells from door to door or in the street

FRED AND KATE 02

  • betray -- to be unfaithful in guarding, maintaining, or fulfilling
  • vagabonds -- wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic
  • lame -- crippled or physically disabled, especially in the foot or leg so as to limp or walk with difficulty
  • industrious -- working energetically and devotedly; hard-working; diligent
  • idle -- not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing
  • violent -- acting with or characterized by uncontrolled, strong, rough force
  • situation -- physical placement, esp with regard to the surroundings

Grimm's Fairy Tales Ch13a

  • mourning -- the conventional manifestation of sorrow for a person's death
  • misfortune -- adverse fortune; bad luck
  • occupy -- to take or fill up
  • conceal -- to keep secret; to prevent or avoid disclosing or divulging
  • servant -- a person employed by another, especially to perform domestic duties
  • forsake -- to give up or renounce
  • paternal -- related on the father's side
  • cunning -- skill employed in a shrewd or sly manner, as in deceiving; craftiness; guile
  • wrought -- not rough or crude
  • beloved -- greatly loved; dear to the heart
  • conduct -- personal behavior; way of acting; bearing or deportment
  • inheritance -- something that is or may be inherited; property passing at the owner's death to the heir or those entitled to succeed; legacy
  • obtaining -- to come into possession of; get, acquire, or procure, as through an effort or by a request
  • baser -- the bottom support of anything; that on which a thing stands or rests
  • faithful -- strict or thorough in the performance of duty

Grimm's Fairy Tales Ch13b

  • bestow -- to present as a gift; give; confer
  • perish -- to die or be destroyed through violence, privation, etc
  • permitted -- to allow to do something
  • sacrificed -- the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim
  • gallows -- a wooden frame, consisting of a crossbeam on two uprights, on which condemned persons are executed by hanging
  • besmear -- to smear all over
  • befall -- to happen or occur
  • condemned -- to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure

Grimm's Fairy Tales Chp12

  • bleated -- to babble
  • rogue -- a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel
  • wretch -- an unfortunate or unhappy person
  • devoured -- to swallow or eat up hungrily
  • shrift -- confession to a priest
  • betide -- to happen to; come to; befall

Grimm's Fairy Tales Chp14

  • particular -- of or pertaining to a single or specific person, thing, group, class, occasion, etc., rather than to others or all; special rather than general
  • forefeet -- one of the front feet of a quadruped, an insect, etc.
  • enchanted -- to subject to magical influence; bewitch
  • companion -- a person who is frequently in the company of, associates with, or accompanies another
  • cleft -- a hollow area or indentation
  • betrayed -- to be unfaithful in guarding, maintaining, or fulfilling
  • scholar -- a student; pupil
  • vengeance -- infliction of injury, harm, humiliation, or the like, on a person by another who has been harmed by that person; violent revenge
  • gratitude -- the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful

Hansel and Grethel 01

  • scolded -- to find fault with angrily; chide; reprimand
  • conversation -- informal interchange of thoughts, information, etc., by spoken words; oral communication between persons; talk; colloquy.
  • scarcity -- inadequate supply; dearth; paucity
  • consented -- to permit, approve, or agree; comply or yield
  • sluggards -- a person who is habitually inactive or lazy
  • rejoiced -- to be glad; take delight
  • yielded -- to give up, as to superior power or authority
  • dwelt -- to live or stay as a permanent resident; reside.
  • anxiety -- earnest but tense desire; eagerness
  • comforted -- to soothe, console, or reassure; bring cheer to
  • fatigue -- physical or mental exhaustion due to exertion
  • reproached -- blame or censure conveyed in disapproval
  • procure -- to obtain or acquire; secure
  • distress -- to cause mental pain to; upset badly
  • fetch -- to go and bring back; return with; get

Hansel and Grethel 02

  • weary -- physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc.; fatigued; tired
  • maliciously -- motivated by wrongful, vicious, or mischievous purposes
  • dainty -- pleasing to the taste and, often, temptingly served or delicate; delicious
  • bitterly -- hard to bear; grievous; distressful
  • astonished -- to fill with sudden and overpowering surprise or wonder; amaze
  • strewn -- to let fall in separate pieces or particles over a surface; scatter or sprinkle
  • entice -- to lead on by exciting hope or desire; allure; inveigle
  • escape -- to slip or get away, as from confinement or restraint; gain or regain liberty
  • shrivelled -- to contract and wrinkle, as from great heat, cold, or dryness.
  • crept -- to approach slowly, imperceptibly, or stealthily
  • simpleton -- an ignorant, foolish, or silly person.
  • disturbing -- to interrupt the quiet, rest, peace, or order of; unsettle
  • mockingly -- to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision.
  • seized -- to take hold of suddenly or forcibly; grasp
  • vain -- ineffectual or unsuccessful; futile

Hansel and Grethel 03

  • impatience -- lack of patience; intolerance of or irritability with anything that impedes or delays
  • cauldron -- a large kettle or boiler.
  • pinafore -- a child's apron, usually large enough to cover the dress and sometimes trimmed with flounces.
  • devoured -- to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously.
  • parlour -- old-fashioned a living room, esp one kept tidy for the reception of visitors
  • lament -- to feel or express sorrow or regret for
  • miserably -- wretchedly unhappy, uneasy, or uncomfortable
  • anxiety -- distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune

Her Majesty's Servants 01

  • plowter -- to work or play in water or mud; dabble
  • cantered -- an easy gallop
  • prodding -- to poke or jab with or as if with something pointed
  • siege -- the act or process of surrounding and attacking a fortified place in such a way as to isolate it from help and supplies, for the purpose of lessening the resistance of the defenders and thereby making
  • mob -- a disorderly or riotous crowd of people
  • artillery -- guns, cannon, howitzers, mortars, etc, of calibre greater than 20 mm
  • disturbing -- upsetting or disquieting; dismaying
  • breech -- the lower, rear part of the trunk of the body; buttocks
  • sulky -- sullen, withdrawn, or moody, through or as if through resentment
  • savage -- wild; untamed
  • blundered -- a gross, stupid, or careless mistake
  • natives -- being the place or environment in which a person was born or a thing came into being
  • racketed -- a loud noise or clamor, especially of a disturbing or confusing kind; din; uproar
  • yoke -- a wooden frame, usually consisting of a bar with an oxbow or similar collar-like piece at either end, for attaching to the necks of a pair of draught animals, esp oxen, so that they can be worked as a
  • stampede -- a sudden, frenzied rush or headlong flight of a herd of frightened animals, especially cattle or horses

Her Majesty's Servants 02

  • bridle -- part of the tack or harness of a horse, consisting usually of a headstall, bit, and reins.
  • lance -- a long wooden shaft with a pointed metal head, used as a weapon by knights and cavalry soldiers in charging
  • breastplate -- a piece of plate armor partially or completely covering the front of the torso: used by itself or as part of a cuirass.
  • cavalry -- the part of a military force composed of troops that serve on horseback.
  • cowardice -- lack of courage to face danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc.
  • farrier's -- Chiefly British: a blacksmith to set down the foot or feet in walking; step; walk.
  • crupper -- a strap from the back of a saddle that passes under the horse's tail to prevent the saddle from slipping forwards
  • accustomed -- customary; usual; habitual
  • disgracing -- the loss of respect, honor, or esteem; ignominy; shame
  • cuds -- the portion of food that a ruminant returns from the first stomach to the mouth to chew a second time
  • hocks -- the joint in the hind leg of a horse, cow, etc., above the fetlock joint, corresponding anatomically to the ankle in humans.
  • tread -- to set down the foot or feet in walking; step; walk.
  • girths -- the measure around anything; circumference.
  • recruits -- a new member of a group, organization, or the like
  • harness -- an arrangement of leather straps buckled or looped together, fitted to a draught animal in order that the animal can be attached to and pull a cart

Her Majesty's Servants 03

  • various -- of different kinds, though often within the same general category; diverse
  • campaigner -- a number of complementary operations aimed at achieving a single objective, usually constrained by time or geographic area
  • astonishment -- overpowering wonder or surprise; amazement
  • inherited -- to take or receive (property, a right, a title, etc.) by succession or will, as an heir
  • regiment -- a military formation varying in size from a battalion to a number of battalions
  • extraordinary -- very unusual, remarkable, or surprising
  • thrashing -- a flogging; whipping; a physical assault
  • spectators -- a person who looks on or watches; onlooker; observer.
  • betwixt -- Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.: between.
  • liberties -- freedom from external or foreign rule; independence
  • contempt -- the attitude or feeling of a person towards a person or thing that he considers worthless or despicable; scorn
  • blundering -- a gross, stupid, or careless mistake
  • infantry -- soldiers or military units that fight on foot, in modern times typically with rifles, machine guns, grenades, mortars, etc., as weapons.
  • quarreling -- an angry dispute or altercation; a disagreement marked by a temporary or permanent break in friendly relations
  • vile -- wretchedly bad; abominably wicked; shameful or evil

Huck Finn 01

  • gaudy -- brilliantly or excessively showy: gaudy plumage.
  • bewitch -- to affect by witchcraft or magic; cast a spell over
  • freedom -- the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint
  • galluses -- (Older use) a pair of suspenders for trousers
  • bashful -- uncomfortably diffident and easily embarrassed; shy; timid
  • civilize -- to bring out of a savage, uneducated, or rude state; make civil; elevate in social and private life; enlighten; refine
  • pious -- having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations
  • affix -- to fasten, join, or attach (usually followed by to )
  • brutality -- the quality of being brutal; cruelty; savagery
  • ornery -- ugly and unpleasant in disposition or temper
  • goggle -- to stare with bulging or wide-open eyes
  • absurdity -- the state or quality of being absurd
  • orgy -- wild, drunken or licentious festivity or revelry

Huck Finn 02

  • frivolous -- characterized by lack of seriousness or sense
  • chaw -- chew.
  • ransom -- the redemption of a prisoner, slave, or kidnapped person, of captured goods, etc., for a price
  • fidgety -- restless; impatient; uneasy
  • budge -- to move slightly; begin to move
  • imaginative -- characterized by or bearing evidence of imagination
  • fetch -- to go and bring back; return with; get
  • bowie -- James Bowie (1796-1836), an American pioneer and soldier, whose knife became famous
  • human nature -- the psychological and social qualities that characterize humankind, especially in contrast with other living things
  • raspy -- harsh; grating; rasping.
  • blubber -- excess body fat;an act of weeping noisily and without restraint
  • humanity -- all human beings collectively; the human race; humankind
  • rapscallion -- a rascal; rogue; scamp

Huck Finn 03

  • hack -- to cut, notch, slice, chop, or sever (something) with or as with heavy, irregular blows (often followed by up or down)
  • ingenuity -- the quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful; inventiveness
  • reticule -- a small purse or bag, originally of network but later of silk, rayon, etc.
  • grieve -- to feel grief or great sorrow: She has grieved over his death for nearly three years.
  • curry-comb -- a comb, usually with rows of metal teeth, for currying horses.
  • reckon -- to count, compute, or calculate, as in number or amount;
  • gnaw -- to bite or chew on, especially persistently.
  • commence -- to begin; start.
  • prejudice -- an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.
  • fuss -- an excessive display of anxious attention or activity; needless or useless bustle; an argument or noisy dispute
  • clatter -- to make a loud, rattling sound, as that produced by hard objects striking rapidly one against the other
  • literal -- in accordance with, involving, or being the primary or strict meaning of the word or words; not figurative or metaphorical
  • rushes -- to move, act, or progress with speed, impetuosity, or violence.

Huck Finn 04

  • cuss -- to use profanity; curse; swear.
  • shrewdness -- astute or sharp in practical matters
  • slouch -- to sit or stand with an awkward, drooping posture.
  • ingot -- a mass of metal cast in a convenient form for shaping, remelting, or refining.
  • rebirth -- a new or second birth; a renewed existence, activity, or growth; renaissance or revival
  • skiff -- any of various types of boats small enough for sailing or rowing by one person.
  • imposter -- a tax; tribute; duty.
  • dodge -- to elude or evade by a sudden shift of position or by strategy
  • screech -- to utter or make a harsh, shrill cry or sound
  • hover -- to hang fluttering or suspended in the air
  • deed -- something that is done, performed, or accomplished; an act
  • slavery -- the condition of a slave
  • solemn -- grave, sober, or mirthless, as a person, the face, speech, tone, or mood

Huck Finn 05

  • jest -- a joke or witty remark; witticism
  • frock -- a gown or dress worn by a girl or woman.
  • evasion -- an act or instance of escaping, avoiding, or shirking something
  • vernacular -- expressed or written in the native language of a place, as literary works
  • superstition -- a belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge, in or of the ominous significance of a particular thing, circumstance, occurrence, proceeding, or the like
  • stanchion -- an upright bar, beam, post, or support, as in a window, stall, ship, etc.
  • trample -- to tread or step heavily and noisily; stamp.

Huck Finn 06

  • tallow -- the fatty tissue or suet of animals.
  • thicket -- a thick or dense growth of shrubs, bushes, or small trees; a thick coppice.
  • lynch -- to put to death, especially by hanging, by mob action and without legal authority
  • meddle -- to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwantedly
  • numskull -- a dull-witted or stupid person; dolt.
  • trifling -- of very little importance; trivial; insignificant
  • wigwam -- an American Indian dwelling, usually of rounded or oval shape, formed of poles overlaid with bark, mats, or skins. Compare lodge

Island of Dr. Moreau 01

  • fetter -- a chain or shackle placed on the feet.
  • incessant -- continuing without interruption; ceaseless; unending
  • decorum -- dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc
  • discord -- lack of concord or harmony between persons or things
  • emerge -- to come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity
  • grotesque -- odd or unnatural in shape, appearance, or character; fantastically ugly or absurd; bizarre
  • notorious -- widely and unfavorably known
  • concise -- expressing or covering much in few words; brief in form but comprehensive in scope; succinct; terse
  • deter -- to discourage or restrain from acting or proceeding
  • elaborate -- worked out with great care and nicety of detail; executed with great minuteness
  • furtive -- taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth; secret
  • inevitable -- unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary
  • affectation -- an effort to appear to have a quality not really or fully possessed; the pretense of actual possession
  • deride -- to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock
  • dubious -- doubtful; marked by or occasioning doubt

Island of Dr. Moreau 02

  • tranquil -- free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm
  • tumultuous -- full of tumult or riotousness; marked by disturbance and uproar
  • obscure -- not clear to the understanding; hard to perceive
  • pugnacious -- inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative
  • resolute -- firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion.
  • torment -- to afflict with great bodily or mental suffering; pain
  • trepidation -- tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation
  • petulant -- moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance
  • remonstrate -- to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval
  • taciturn -- inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation
  • transitory -- not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal.
  • vestige -- a mark, trace, or visible evidence of something that is no longer present or in existence
  • ostentatious -- characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others
  • ravine -- a narrow steep-sided valley commonly eroded by running water
  • reticent -- disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved

Kaa's Hunting 01

  • oppress -- to lie heavily upon (the mind, a person, etc.)
  • revenged -- to exact punishment or expiation for a wrong on behalf of, especially in a resentful or vindictive spirit
  • disturbed -- agitated or distressed; disrupted
  • ignorance -- the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
  • sullen -- showing irritation or ill humor by a gloomy silence or reserve
  • fubsy -- British Dialect; short and stout.
  • recited -- to repeat the words of, as from memory, especially in a formal manner
  • spoiled -- to diminish or impair the quality of; affect detrimentally
  • admired -- to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval.
  • grieved -- to feel grief or great sorrow
  • hail -- to cheer, salute, or greet; welcome
  • lounging -- lacking energy or vigor; relaxed
  • intruder -- to thrust or bring in without invitation, permission, or welcome
  • protection -- the act of protecting or the state of being protected; preservation from injury or harm.
  • indignant -- feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base

Kaa's Hunting 02

  • indescribable -- not describable; too extraordinary for description
  • reasonably -- agreeable to reason or sound judgment; logical
  • bade -- a simple past tense of bid.
  • trotted -- to go at a quick, steady pace; move briskly; bustle; hurry
  • considered -- thought about or decided upon with care
  • scholar -- a student; pupil.
  • pronounce -- to utter or sound in a particular manner in speaking
  • pity -- sympathetic or kindly sorrow evoked by the suffering, distress, or misfortune of another, often leading one to give relief or aid or to show mercy
  • shameless -- lacking any sense of shame
  • furious -- full of fury, violent passion, or rage; extremely angry; enraged
  • applaud -- to clap the hands as an expression of approval, appreciation, acclamation, etc.
  • jade -- either of two minerals, jadeite or nephrite, sometimes green, highly esteemed as an ornamental stone for carvings, jewelry, etc
  • remembrance -- a retained mental impression; memory
  • torment -- to afflict with great bodily or mental suffering; pain
  • envy -- a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions, etc

Kaa's Hunting 03

  • scuffled -- to struggle or fight in a rough, confused manner.
  • furious -- full of fury, violent passion, or rage; extremely angry; enraged
  • humble -- not proud or arrogant; modest
  • gorge -- a narrow cleft with steep, rocky walls, especially one through which a stream runs.
  • cobblestones -- a naturally rounded stone, larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder, formerly used in paving
  • triumph -- the act, fact, or condition of being victorious or triumphant; victory; conquest.
  • escort -- a group of persons, or a single person, accompanying another or others for protection, guidance, or courtesy
  • permission -- authorization granted to do something; formal consent
  • flanges -- a projecting rim, collar, or ring on a shaft, pipe, machine housing, etc., cast or formed to give additional strength, stiffness, or supporting area, or to provide a place for the attachment of other
  • drought -- a period of dry weather, especially a long one that is injurious to crops.
  • resolving -- to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something)
  • shrieked -- a loud, sharp, shrill cry.
  • admiring -- displaying or feeling admiration
  • shame -- the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, etc., done by oneself or another
  • self-respecting -- proper esteem or regard for the dignity of one's character

Kaa's Hunting 04

  • terrace -- a raised level with a vertical or sloping front or sides faced with masonry, turf, or the like, especially one of a series of levels rising one above another
  • agates -- a variegated chalcedony showing curved, colored bands or other markings.
  • objection -- a reason or argument offered in disagreement, opposition, refusal, or disapproval.
  • imitate -- to follow or endeavor to follow as a model or example
  • fretwork -- ornamental work consisting of interlacing parts, especially work in which the design is formed by perforation.
  • lapis -- stone (used in Latin names for minerals, gems, etc.)
  • infamous -- having an extremely bad reputation
  • idol -- an image or other material object representing a deity to which religious worship is addressed.
  • reservoirs -- a natural or artificial place where water is collected and stored for use, especially water for supplying a community, irrigating land, furnishing power, etc.
  • jasper -- a compact, opaque, cryptocrystalline variety of quartz, usually colored red: often used in decorative carvings
  • ruin -- a destroyed or decayed building, town, etc.
  • honeycombs -- a structure of rows of hexagonal wax cells, formed by bees in their hive for the storage of honey, pollen, and their eggs

Kaa's Hunting 05

  • cowering -- to crouch, as in fear or shame.
  • contempt -- the feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.
  • avoid -- to keep away from; keep clear of; shun: to avoid a person; to avoid taxes; to avoid danger
  • wrench -- to twist suddenly and forcibly; pull, jerk, or force by a violent twist
  • lance -- a long wooden shaft with a pointed metal head, used as a weapon by knights and cavalry soldiers in charging
  • stammering -- to speak with involuntary breaks and pauses, or with spasmodic repetitions of syllables or sounds.
  • derision -- ridicule; mockery
  • punishment -- the act of punishing.
  • anxious -- full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried; solicitous
  • elders -- of greater age; older
  • clamor -- a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people
  • gravely -- serious and solemn
  • intention -- an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.
  • generations -- the entire body of individuals born and living at about the same time

KING THRUSHBEARD 01

  • alms -- money, food, or other donations given to the poor or needy; anything given as charity
  • obliged -- to require or constrain, as by law, command, conscience, or force of necessity.
  • yield -- to give up, as to superior power or authority
  • suitor -- a man who courts or woos a woman
  • objection -- a reason or argument offered in disagreement, opposition, refusal, or disapproval.
  • despised -- to regard with contempt, distaste, disgust, or disdain; scorn; loathe.
  • vain -- excessively proud of or concerned about one's own appearance, qualities, achievements, etc.; conceited
  • provisions -- the providing or supplying of something, especially of food or other necessities.
  • haughty -- disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious
  • marshalled -- to arrange in proper order; set out in an orderly manner; arrange clearly
  • mock -- to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision.
  • trifling -- of very little importance; trivial; insignificant
  • scanty -- meager; not adequate.
  • ridiculed -- speech or action intended to cause contemptuous laughter at a person or thing; derision.
  • thrush’s -- any of numerous, medium-sized songbirds of the family Turdinae, usually dull brown and often speckled below, and including many outstanding singers

KING THRUSHBEARD 02

  • avail -- to be of use; have force or efficacy; serve; help
  • earnest -- serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous
  • misfortune -- adverse fortune; bad luck.
  • haughtiness -- disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious
  • morsels -- a bite, mouthful, or small portion of food, candy, etc
  • insolence -- contemptuously rude or impertinent behavior or speech
  • hussar -- a member of any of various light cavalry regiments in European armies, renowned for their elegant dress
  • splendour -- brilliant or gorgeous appearance, coloring, etc.; magnificence
  • poverty -- the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor
  • derision -- ridicule; mockery
  • succeeded -- to accomplish what is attempted or intended
  • pomp -- stately or splendid display; splendor; magnificence
  • humbled -- not proud or arrogant; modest

KNAPSACK HAT and HORN 1

  • desire -- to wish or long for; crave; want.
  • descend -- to go or pass from a higher to a lower place; move or come down
  • appeased -- to satisfy, allay, or relieve; assuage
  • pursue -- to follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, etc.; chase.
  • thrust -- to push forcibly; shove; put or drive with force
  • endure -- to undergo (hardship, strain, privation, etc) without yielding; bear
  • pierce -- to penetrate into or run through (something), as a sharp, pointed dagger, object, or instrument does.
  • inquiring -- seeking facts, information, or knowledge
  • perceive -- to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses
  • reckon -- to count, compute, or calculate, as in number or amount.
  • poverty -- the condition of being without adequate food, money, etc
  • renounce -- to give up or put aside voluntarily
  • tormented -- to afflict with great pain, suffering, or anguish; torture
  • exquisite -- extraordinarily fine or admirable; consummate
  • solitude -- the state of being or living alone; seclusion

KNAPSACK HAT and HORN 2

  • fortifications -- the act of fortifying or strengthening.
  • insolent -- boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent; insulting
  • vexed -- irritated; annoyed
  • dexterously -- skillful or adroit in the use of the hands or body.
  • deceived -- to mislead by a false appearance or statement; delude
  • despised -- to regard with contempt, distaste, disgust, or disdain; scorn; loathe.
  • vagabond -- wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic
  • virtue -- moral excellence; goodness; righteousness.
  • persuaded -- to prevail on (a person) to do something, as by advising or urging
  • sooty -- covered, blackened, or smirched with soot.
  • clover -- enjoying luxury or comfort; wealthy or well-off
  • repulsed -- to drive back; repel
  • revealed -- to make known; disclose; divulge
  • amendment -- the act of amending; correction
  • contentedly -- accepting one's situation or life with equanimity and satisfaction

Lord of the Rings 01

  • unobtrusive -- not obtrusive; inconspicuous, unassertive, or reticent.
  • warren -- a building or area containing many tenants in limited or crowded quarters.
  • scintillating -- mated; vivacious; effervescent; witty; brilliantly clever
  • waistcoat -- a man's body garment, often quilted and embroidered and having sleeves, worn under the doublet in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • imbibed -- to consume (liquids) by drinking; drink
  • pavilion -- a light, usually open building used for shelter, concerts, exhibits, etc., as in a park or fair.
  • provender -- dry food, as hay or oats, for livestock or other domestic animals; fodder.
  • spasm -- any sudden, brief spell of great energy, activity, feeling, etc
  • perilous -- involving or full of grave risk or peril; hazardous; dangerous
  • commodity -- an article of trade or commerce, especially a product as distinguished from a service
  • phalanx -- any body of troops in close array
  • perfunctory -- performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial

Lord of the Rings 02

  • disquieting -- causing anxiety or uneasiness; disturbing
  • loathsome -- causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive
  • dishevelled -- to let down, as hair, or wear or let hang in loose disorder, as clothing
  • tussocky -- abounding in tussocks.
  • ominous -- portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious
  • respite -- a delay or cessation for a time, especially of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief
  • furtive -- taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth; secret
  • frugal -- economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful
  • malice -- desire to inflict injury, harm, or suffering on another, either because of a hostile impulse or out of deep-seated meanness
  • abominable -- repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome
  • coppices -- copse.
  • forbodes -- to foretell or predict; be an omen of; indicate beforehand; portend

Lord of the Rings 03

  • wallowing -- to roll about or lie in water, snow, mud, dust, or the like, as for refreshment
  • sluggard -- a person who is habitually inactive or lazy
  • pincers -- a gripping tool consisting of two pivoted limbs forming a pair of jaws and a pair of handles
  • causeway -- a raised road or path, as across low or wet ground
  • bollards -- a thick, low post, usually of iron or steel, mounted on a wharf or the like, to which mooring lines from vessels are attached.
  • scrupulous -- having scruples; having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right; principled.
  • hoary -- gray or white with age
  • bower -- a leafy shelter or recess; arbor; a rustic dwelling; cottage
  • conspiracy -- an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot
  • inquisitiveness -- given to inquiry, research, or asking questions; eager for knowledge; intellectually curious
  • writhing -- to twist the body about, or squirm, as in pain, violent effort, etc.
  • compensated -- to recompense for something

Lord of the Rings 04

  • shanks -- a corresponding or analogous part in certain animals.
  • wights -- a supernatural being, as a witch or sprite; any living being; a creature
  • bumpkin -- an awkward, simple rustic; yokel
  • botanical -- pertaining to, made from, or containing plants
  • barrows -- a flat, rectangular frame used for carrying a load, especially such a frame with projecting shafts at each end for handles; handbarrow
  • marrow -- strength or vitality
  • damasked -- a reversible fabric of linen, silk, cotton, or wool, woven with patterns
  • pinnacle -- any pointed, towering part or formation, as of rock
  • russet -- yellowish brown, light brown, or reddish brown
  • brooch -- a clasp or ornament having a pin at the back for passing through the clothing and a catch for securing the point of the pin

Lord of the Rings 05

  • pondering -- to consider something deeply and thoroughly; meditate
  • quagmires -- an area of miry or boggy ground whose surface yields under the tread; a bog.
  • cairn -- a heap of stones set up as a landmark, monument, tombstone, etc.
  • beryl -- a mineral, beryllium aluminum silicate, Be 3 Al 2 Si 6 O 18 , usually green, but also blue, rose, white, and golden, and both opaque and transparent, the latter variety including the gems emerald and
  • indignant -- feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base
  • sallow -- of a sickly, yellowish color
  • undulating -- to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion; display a smooth rising-and-falling or side-to-side alternation of movement
  • pungent -- sharply affecting the organs of taste or smell, as if by a penetrating power; biting; acrid
  • rogue -- a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel
  • stealth -- secret, clandestine, or surreptitious procedure
  • wraith -- an apparition of a living person supposed to portend his or her death; a visible spirit
  • haggard -- having a gaunt, wasted, or exhausted appearance, as from prolonged suffering, exertion, or anxiety; worn

Lord of the Rings 06

  • habergeon -- a light sleeveless coat of mail worn in the 14th century under the plated hauberk
  • carcanet -- a woman's ornamental circlet for the hair, often of gold decorated with jewels or pearls
  • bane -- a person or thing that ruins or spoils
  • panoply -- a wide-ranging and impressive array or display
  • adamant -- utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion in spite of all appeals, urgings, etc
  • baldric -- a belt, sometimes richly ornamented, worn diagonally from shoulder to hip, supporting a sword, horn, etc.
  • tryst -- an appointment to meet at a certain time and place, especially one made somewhat secretly by lovers.
  • brands -- kind, grade, or make, as indicated by a stamp, trademark, or the like
  • chalcedony -- a microcrystalline, translucent variety of quartz, often milky or grayish.
  • errantry -- conduct or performance like that of a knight-errant
  • necromancer -- a method of divination through alleged communication with the dead; black art
  • chattels -- a slave

Lord of the Rings 07

  • fissures -- a narrow opening produced by cleavage or separation of parts.
  • draught -- the game of checkers.
  • mementoes -- an object or item that serves to remind one of a person, past event, etc.; keepsake; souvenir
  • faggot -- a bundle of sticks or twigs, esp when bound together and used as fuel
  • sinuous -- having many curves, bends, or turns; winding
  • gnarled -- (of trees) full of or covered with gnarls; bent; twisted.
  • delved -- to carry on intensive and thorough research for data, information, or the like; investigate
  • routed -- a defeat attended with disorderly flight; dispersal of a defeated force in complete disorder
  • chasms -- a yawning fissure or deep cleft in the earth's surface; gorge
  • corslet -- a piece of body armor for the trunk; usually consists of a breastplate and back piece
  • sylvan -- pertaining to, or inhabiting the woods.
  • furlong -- a unit of distance, equal to 220 yards (201 meters) or 1 / 8 mile (0.2 km).

Lord of the Rings 08

  • assuaged -- to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate
  • truncheon -- the club carried by a police officer; billy.
  • fallow -- (of land) plowed and left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated.
  • plight -- a condition, state, or situation, especially an unfavorable or unfortunate one
  • glazed -- having a surface covered with a glaze; lustrous; smooth; glassy.
  • scimitars -- a curved, single-edged sword of Oriental origin.
  • plaited -- a braid, especially of hair or straw.
  • fosse -- a moat or defensive ditch in a fortification, usually filled with water.
  • wrack -- wreck or wreckage
  • boles -- the stem or trunk of a tree.
  • poignant -- keenly distressing to the feelings
  • ewer -- a pitcher with a wide spout.

Lord of the Rings 09

  • fen -- low land covered wholly or partially with water; boggy land; a marsh.
  • wolds -- an elevated tract of open country
  • sloe -- the small, sour, blackish fruit of the blackthorn, Prunus spinosa, of the rose family
  • wains -- a farm wagon or cart
  • tortuous -- full of twists, turns, or bends; twisting, winding, or crooked
  • husbanding -- a married man, especially when considered in relation to his wife.
  • gunwale -- the upper edge of the side or bulwark of a vessel
  • mustering -- to assemble (troops, a ship's crew, etc.), as for battle, display, inspection, orders, or discharge.
  • hythe -- a town in E Kent, in SE England
  • phial -- vial
  • eyot -- British Dialect, ait.
  • pikestaff -- the shaft of an infantry pike.

Lukannon 01

  • legions -- any large group of armed men.
  • churned -- to shake or agitate with violence or continued motion
  • tempest -- a violent windstorm, especially one with rain, hail, or snow
  • squadrons -- a portion of a naval fleet or a detachment of warships; a subdivision of a fleet.
  • tame -- changed from the wild or savage state; domesticated

MOTHER HULDA 01

  • obliged -- to require or constrain, as by law, command, conscience, or force of necessity.
  • fetch -- to go and bring back; return with; get
  • vigorously -- powerful in action or effect
  • immediately -- without lapse of time; without delay; instantly; at once
  • fonder -- having a liking or affection for
  • mishap -- an unfortunate accident.
  • satisfaction -- an act of satisfying; fulfillment; gratification
  • anxious -- earnestly desirous; eager
  • idle -- not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing
  • shuttle -- a device in a loom for passing or shooting the weft thread through the shed from one side of the web to the other, usually consisting of a boat-shaped piece of wood containing a bobbin on which the we
  • properly -- fitting; right
  • longing -- strong, persistent desire or craving, especially for something unattainable or distant
  • diligently -- constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything
  • industrious -- working energetically and devotedly; hard-working; diligent

MOUSEBIRDandSAUSAGE 01

  • boasted -- to speak with pride
  • splendid -- excellent, fine, or very good
  • forged -- to form by heating and hammering; beat into shape
  • distress -- great pain, anxiety, or sorrow; acute physical or mental suffering; affliction; trouble.
  • hastened -- to move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry
  • circumstances -- the existing conditions or state of affairs surrounding and affecting an agent
  • burden -- that which is carried; load
  • amiss -- out of the right or proper course, order, or condition; improperly; wrongly; astray
  • attempt -- to make an effort at; try; undertake; seek
  • ensued -- to follow in order; come afterward, especially in immediate succession
  • possessions -- ownership.
  • simpleton -- an ignorant, foolish, or silly person.
  • prompted -- done, performed, delivered, etc., at once or without delay
  • forfeited -- something to which the right is lost, as for commission of a crime or misdeed, neglect of duty, or violation of a contract.
  • conflagration -- a destructive fire, usually an extensive one.

Mowgli's Brothers 01

  • dispute -- to engage in argument or debate
  • hydrophobia -- another name for rabies; an abnormal or unnatural dread of water
  • thickets -- a thick or dense growth of shrubs, bushes, or small trees; a thick coppice.
  • atom -- anything extremely small; a minute quantity
  • inspection -- the act of inspecting or viewing, especially carefully or critically
  • monotonous -- lacking in variety; tediously unvarying
  • noble -- distinguished by rank or title.
  • scour -- to clear or rid of what is undesirable
  • haunches -- a hindquarter of an animal
  • advantage -- benefit; gain; profit
  • anxious -- full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried; solicitous
  • mischief -- conduct or activity that playfully causes petty annoyance
  • bullocks -- a young bull
  • furious -- full of fury, violent passion, or rage; extremely angry; enraged
  • veterans -- experienced through long service or practice; having served for a long period

Mowgli's Brothers 02

  • lame -- impaired or disabled through defect or injury
  • splendid -- grand; superb, as beauty
  • folly -- the state or quality of being foolish; lack of understanding or sense.
  • mercy -- an act of kindness, compassion, or favor
  • farewell -- goodby; may you fare well
  • cultivated -- prepared and used for raising crops; tilled
  • thine -- that which belongs to thee
  • jackals -- any of several nocturnal wild dogs of the genus Canis, especially C. aureus, of Asia and Africa, that scavenge or hunt in packs.
  • jabber -- to talk or utter rapidly, indistinctly, incoherently, or nonsensically; chatter.
  • agony -- extreme and generally prolonged pain; intense physical or mental suffering.
  • sloth -- any of several slow-moving, arboreal, tropical American edentates of the family Bradypodidae, having a long, coarse, grayish-brown coat often of a greenish cast caused by algae, and long, hooklike cla
  • notion -- an opinion, view, or belief
  • plastered -- to cover (walls, ceilings, etc.) with plaster.
  • snatch -- to make a sudden effort to seize something, as with the hand; grab
  • companionship -- association as companions; fellowship

MR. KORBES 01

  • harnessed -- the combination of straps, bands, and other parts forming the working gear of a draft animal
  • passion -- any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate
  • cock -- a male chicken; rooster
  • hearth -- the floor of a fireplace, usually of stone, brick, etc., often extending a short distance into a room.
  • lest -- for fear that; so that (one) should not (used negatively to introduce a clause expressive of an action or occurrence requiring caution)

MRS. FOX MARRIED AGAIN 01

  • wooers -- to seek the favor, affection, or love of, especially with a view to marriage
  • weeping -- expressing grief, sorrow, or any overwhelming emotion by shedding tears
  • cudgelled -- a short, thick stick used as a weapon; club.
  • moan -- a prolonged, low, inarticulate sound uttered from or as if from physical or mental suffering.
  • solemnized -- to perform the ceremony of (marriage).
  • gentleman -- a man of good family, breeding, or social position.
  • widow -- a woman who has lost her husband by death and has not remarried.
  • rabble -- the rabble, the lower classes; the common people

MRS. FOX MARRIED AGAIN 02

  • parlour -- old-fashioned - a living room, esp one kept tidy for the reception of visitors
  • rejoicing -- to feel or express great joy or happiness
  • bewailing -- to express deep sorrow for; lament
  • continually -- very often; at regular or frequent intervals; habitually.
  • possessed -- spurred or moved by a strong feeling, madness, or a supernatural power

OLD SULTAN 01

  • gossip -- idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others
  • contrary -- opposite in nature or character; diametrically or mutually opposed
  • flail -- an instrument for threshing grain, consisting of a staff or handle to one end of which is attached a freely swinging stick or bar
  • sabre -- a stout single-edged cavalry sword, having a curved blade
  • crept -- simple past tense and past participle of creep.
  • seize -- to take hold of suddenly or forcibly; grasp
  • earnest -- serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous
  • appointed -- by, through, or as a result of an appointment
  • intend -- to have in mind as something to be done or brought about; plan
  • swiftly -- moving or capable of moving with great speed or velocity; fleet; rapid
  • reckon -- to count, compute, or calculate, as in number or amount
  • scoundrel -- an unprincipled, dishonorable person; villain
  • timid -- lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy.

Our Changing Earth

  • fault -- cracks that form in the Earth's crust
  • mantle -- the mixture of solid and melted rock that makes up the middle layer of the earth between the crust and the core
  • volcano -- a mountain or hill on Earth's crust through which hot magma explodes
  • earthquake -- the vibration caused by the sudden movement of rocks beneath the Earth's crust
  • magma -- molten or liquid rock material under Earth's surface
  • seismograph -- an instrument that records the seismic waves produced by and earthquake
  • crust -- the outer layer of rock at the earth's surface
  • lava -- molten magma that rises to Earth's surface
  • plates -- broke sections of Earth's crust and upper mantle that make up the continents and ocean floors

ParadeSong - CampAnimals

  • halt -- to stop; cease moving, operating, etc., either permanently or temporarily
  • launch -- to send forth, catapult, or release, as a self-propelled vehicle or weapon
  • cunning -- skill employed in a shrewd or sly manner, as in deceiving; craftiness; guile.
  • degree -- a stage in a scale of relative amount or intensity
  • writhing -- to twist the body about, or squirm, as in pain, violent effort, etc.
  • goad -- a stick with a pointed or electrically charged end, for driving cattle, oxen, etc.; prod
  • sergeant -- a noncommissioned army officer of a rank above that of corporal.

PRUDENT HANS 01

  • ill -- evil; wicked; bad
  • binds -- to fasten or secure with a band or bond.
  • whither -- to what end, point, action, or the like? to what?
  • devour -- to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously.
  • suffocated -- to kill by preventing the access of air to the blood through the lungs or analogous organs, as gills; strangle

Rapunzel 01

  • enchantress -- a woman who practices magic; sorceress
  • pined -- to yearn deeply; suffer with longing; long painfully
  • clutched -- to seize with or as with the hands or claws; snatch
  • consented -- to permit, approve, or agree; comply or yield
  • ells -- a former measure of length, varying in different countries: in England equal to 45 inches (114 cm).
  • splendid -- gorgeous; magnificent; sumptuous.
  • rampion -- a European bellflower, Campanula rapunculus, having an edible white tuberous root used in Europe for salad
  • hastily -- moving or acting with haste; speedy; quick; hurried.
  • mercy -- compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one's power; compassion, pity, or benevolence
  • tresses -- a plait or braid of hair.
  • dreaded -- to fear greatly; be in extreme apprehension of
  • clambered -- to climb, using both feet and hands; climb with effort or difficulty.
  • descend -- to go or pass from a higher to a lower place; move or come down
  • magnificent -- making a splendid appearance or show; of exceptional beauty, size, etc
  • solitude -- the state of being or living alone; seclusion

Rapunzel 02

  • deceived -- to mislead by a false appearance or statement; delude
  • mockingly -- to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision.
  • misery -- wretchedness of condition or circumstances.
  • separated -- to keep apart or divide, as by an intervening barrier or space
  • venomous -- malice; spite
  • lament -- to feel or express sorrow or regret for
  • beheld -- to observe; look at; see.
  • ascended -- to move, climb, or go upward; mount; rise
  • despair -- loss of hope; hopelessness
  • wretchedness -- very unfortunate in condition or circumstances; miserable; pitiable.

RoadSong of theBandar-Log

  • pranceful -- to spring or bound from the hind legs, as a hourse on high mettle
  • Uttered -- to give audible expression to; speak or pronounce
  • splendid -- grand; superb, as beauty
  • jealous -- feeling resentment against someone because of that person's rivalry, success, or advantages
  • merely -- only as specified and nothing more; simply
  • rubbish -- worthless, unwanted material that is rejected or thrown out; debris; litter; trash
  • festoon -- a string or chain of flowers, foliage, ribbon, etc., suspended in a curve between two points
  • Cupid -- Also called Amor. the ancient Roman god of love and the son of either Mars or Mercury and Venus, identified with Eros and commonly represented as a winged, naked, infant boy with a bow and arrows.
  • Jabber -- to talk or utter rapidly, indistinctly, incoherently, or nonsensically; chatter

Robinson Crusoe 01

  • reflect -- to cast back (light, heat, sound, etc.) from a surface
  • salvage -- to save from shipwreck, fire, etc
  • dismal -- causing gloom or dejection; gloomy; dreary; cheerless; melancholy
  • melancholy -- affected with, characterized by, or showing melancholy; mournful; depressed
  • prospect -- anticipation; expectation; a looking forward
  • reproach -- to find fault with (a person, group, etc.); blame; censure.
  • temperance -- moderation or self-restraint in action, statement, etc.; self-control
  • cargo -- the lading or freight of a ship, airplane, etc., load.
  • integrity -- adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty
  • moderation -- the quality of being moderate; restraint; avoidance of extremes or excesses
  • repentance -- deep sorrow, compunction, or contrition for a past sin, wrongdoing, or the like.
  • stow -- to put in a place or receptacle, as for storage or reserve; pack
  • calling -- the act of a person or thing that calls
  • embark -- to board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle, as for a journey
  • misery -- wretchedness of condition or circumstances

Robinson Crusoe 02

  • reckoning -- count; computation; calculation
  • sow -- to scatter (seed) over land, earth, etc., for growth; plant.
  • anguish -- excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain
  • dejected -- depressed in spirits; disheartened; low-spirited
  • infinite -- immeasurably great
  • rational -- agreeable to reason; reasonable; sensible
  • secure -- free from or not exposed to danger or harm; safe
  • covet -- to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others
  • idle -- not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing
  • providence -- a manifestation of divine care or direction
  • remedy -- something that cures or relieves a disease or bodily disorder; a healing medicine, application, or treatment.
  • subtle -- delicate or faint and mysterious
  • bower -- a leafy shelter or recess; arbor; a rustic dwelling; cottage
  • fortify -- to protect or strengthen against attack; surround or provide with defensive military works
  • ingratitude -- the state of being ungrateful; unthankfulness

Robinson Crusoe 03

  • retreat -- the act of withdrawing, as into safety or privacy; retirement; seclusion.
  • venture -- to take a risk; dare; presume
  • bolt -- to utter hastily; say impulsively; blurt out.
  • delusion -- a false belief or opinion
  • humble -- not proud or arrogant; modest
  • rack -- a framework of bars, wires, or pegs on which articles are arranged or deposited
  • terror -- intense, sharp, overmastering fear
  • bemoan -- to regard with regret or disapproval
  • cutlass -- a short, heavy, slightly curved sword with a single cutting edge, formerly used by sailors.
  • hanker -- to have a restless or incessant longing
  • precautions -- a measure taken in advance to avert possible evil or to secure good results.
  • submission -- an act or instance of submitting.
  • brutality -- the quality of being brutal; cruelty; savagery.
  • enterprise -- a project undertaken or to be undertaken, especially one that is important or difficult or that requires boldness or energy
  • inhuman -- lacking qualities of sympathy, pity, warmth, compassion, or the like; cruel; brutal

Robinson Crusoe 04

  • villainous -- having a cruel, wicked, malicious nature or character
  • deceit -- the act or practice of deceiving; concealment or distortion of the truth for the purpose of misleading; duplicity; fraud; cheating
  • incorrigible -- not corrigible; bad beyond correction or reform
  • nimble -- quick and light in movement; moving with ease; agile; active; rapid
  • stave -- to release (wine, liquor, etc.) by breaking the cask or barrel
  • wariness -- the state or quality of being wary.
  • conspiracy -- an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot
  • gallows -- a wooden frame, consisting of a crossbeam on two uprights, on which condemned persons are executed by hanging.
  • mutiny -- revolt or rebellion against constituted authority, especially by sailors against their officers.
  • rogue -- a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel
  • volley -- the simultaneous discharge of a number of missiles or firearms.
  • ambush -- an act or instance of lying concealed so as to attack by surprise
  • ebb -- a flowing backward or away; decline or decay
  • muse -- to think or meditate in silence, as on some subject
  • relic -- souvenir; memento; remains, ruins

ROLAND 01

  • perceived -- to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses
  • entice -- to lead on by exciting hope or desire; allure; inveigle
  • snares -- anything serving to entrap or entangle unawares; trap.
  • concealed -- to hide; withdraw or remove from observation; cover or keep from sight
  • deserved -- justly or rightly earned; merited
  • passion -- any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate
  • striding -- to walk with long steps, as with vigor, haste, impatience, or arrogance.
  • violent -- acting with or characterized by uncontrolled, strong, rough force
  • conceive -- to express, as in words
  • pursues -- to follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, etc.; chase.
  • league -- a unit of distance, varying at different periods and in different countries, in English-speaking countries usually estimated roughly at 3 miles (4.8 kilometers).
  • briar -- Also called: tree heath an ericaceous shrub, Erica arborea , of S Europe, having a hard woody root (briarroot)
  • prevailed -- to be or prove superior in strength, power, or influence
  • attendance -- the persons or number of persons present
  • haste -- swiftness of motion; speed; celerity

ROLAND 02

  • transformation -- change in form, appearance, nature, or character
  • enchantment -- a magic spell or act of witchcraft
  • thither -- to or toward that place or point; there.
  • vanished -- to disappear from sight, especially quickly; become invisible
  • deserted -- abandoned; forsaken

Shiv and the Grasshopper

  • portion -- a part of any whole, either separated from or integrated with it
  • kine -- the mature female of a bovine animal, especially of the genus Bos.
  • jest -- something done or said for amusement; joke
  • fate -- something that unavoidably befalls a person; fortune; lot
  • carrion -- dead and rotting flesh
  • toil -- hard and continuous work; exhausting labor or effort
  • millet -- a cereal grass, Setaria italica, cultivated for grain and animal fodder
  • dole -- a small portion or share, as of money or food, given to a poor person

SNOW-WHITE 01

  • envy -- a feeling of grudging or somewhat admiring discontent aroused by the possessions, achievements, or qualities of another
  • surpass -- to go beyond in amount, extent, or degree; be greater than; exceed.
  • devoured -- to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously.
  • spared -- to refrain from harming or destroying; leave uninjured; forbear to punish, hurt, or destroy
  • betrayed -- to be unfaithful in guarding, maintaining, or fulfilling
  • suspicion -- the act or an instance of suspecting; belief without sure proof, esp that something is wrong
  • haughty -- disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious
  • innocent -- free from moral wrong; without sin; pure
  • astonishment -- overpowering wonder or surprise; amazement
  • astounded -- to overwhelm with amazement; astonish greatly; shock with wonder or surprise.
  • beguiled -- to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.
  • ebony -- a hard, heavy, durable wood, most highly prized when black, from various tropical trees of southern India and Sri Lanka, used for cabinetwork, ornamental objects, etc.
  • pierce -- to penetrate into or run through (something), as a sharp, pointed dagger, object, or instrument does.
  • delved -- to dig, as with a spade.
  • dwelling -- a building or place of shelter to live in; place of residence; abode; home.

SNOW-WHITE 02

  • paragon -- a model of excellence; pattern
  • scarcely -- barely; hardly; not quite
  • envious -- full of, feeling, or expressing envy
  • bidden -- invited
  • suspected -- to believe something, especially something evil or wrong, to be the case; have suspicion.
  • cunningly -- crafty and shrewd, esp in deception; sly
  • possession -- ownership
  • fortunately -- it is fortunate that; luckily
  • forbidden -- to command (a person) not to do something, have something, etc., or not to enter some place
  • bier -- a frame or stand on which a corpse or the coffin containing it is laid before burial.
  • arrayed -- to clothe with garments, especially of an ornamental kind; dress up; deck out

STRAWCOAL AND BEAN 01

  • companions -- a person who is frequently in the company of, associates with, or accompanies another
  • dwelt -- to live or stay as a permanent resident; reside.
  • fortunately -- it is fortunate that; luckily
  • fate -- something that unavoidably befalls a person; fortune; lot
  • disposition -- the predominant or prevailing tendency of one's spirits; natural mental and emotional outlook or mood; characteristic attitude
  • compassionate -- showing or having compassion
  • observing -- to see, watch, perceive, or notice
  • comrades -- a person who shares in one's activities, occupation, etc.; companion, associate, or friend.
  • impetuous -- of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive
  • prudently -- wise or judicious in practical affairs; sagacious; discreet or circumspect; sober.
  • hearth -- he floor of a fireplace, usually of stone, brick, etc., often extending a short distance into a room.
  • escaped -- to slip or get away, as from confinement or restraint; gain or regain liberty
  • proposition -- the act of offering or suggesting something to be considered, accepted, adopted, or done.
  • ventured -- an undertaking involving uncertainty as to the outcome, especially a risky or dangerous one

TBLEGLD-ASSandCUDGEL 01

  • brood -- a number of young produced or hatched at one time; a family of offspring or young.
  • conducted -- to lead or guide; escort
  • violent -- acting with or characterized by uncontrolled, strong, rough force
  • tailor -- a person whose occupation is the making, mending, or altering of clothes, especially suits, coats, and other outer garments.
  • securely -- dependable; firm; not liable to fail, yield, become displaced, etc., as a support or a fastening
  • devour -- to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously.
  • caressed -- to touch, stroke, etc., lightly, as if in affection
  • browse -- to eat, nibble at, or feed on (leaves, tender shoots, or other soft vegetation).
  • obliged -- to place under a debt of gratitude for some benefit, favor, or service
  • sought -- to go in search or quest of
  • vigorously -- endowed with bodily or mental strength or vitality; robust
  • milfoil -- another name for yarrow (a composite plant having fernlike leaves and flat clusters of white flower heads)
  • haste -- urgent need of quick action; a hurry or rush
  • supported -- to maintain (a person, family, establishment, institution, etc.) by supplying with things necessary to existence; provide for
  • wretch -- a person of despicable or base character.

TBLEGLD-ASSandCUDGEL 02

  • ascended -- to move, climb, or go upward; mount; rise
  • joiner -- a carpenter, especially one who constructs doors, window sashes, paneling, and other permanent woodwork.
  • mocked -- to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision.
  • apprenticed -- a person who works for another in order to learn a trade
  • particular -- of or pertaining to a single or specific person, thing, group, class, occasion, etc., rather than to others or all; special rather than general
  • procured -- to obtain or get by care, effort, or the use of special means
  • accord -- without being asked or told; voluntarily
  • apprentice -- a person who works for another in order to learn a trade
  • grief -- keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret.
  • indefatigably -- incapable of being tired out; not yielding to fatigue; untiring.
  • jesting -- a joke or witty remark; witticism
  • valiantly -- boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted
  • comrades -- a person who shares in one's activities, occupation, etc.; companion, associate, or friend.
  • industriously -- working energetically and devotedly; hard-working; diligent
  • appeased -- to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe

TBLEGLD-ASSandCUDGEL 03

  • extremely -- to the extreme; exceedingly
  • humbly -- having a feeling of insignificance, inferiority, subservience, etc
  • muster -- to gather, summon, rouse
  • torment -- a state of great bodily or mental suffering; agony; misery.
  • cudgel -- a short, thick stick used as a weapon; club.
  • hearty -- violent; forceful
  • kobold -- a spirit or goblin, often mischievous, that haunts houses.
  • sought -- to go in search or quest of
  • summon -- to call upon to do something specified.
  • perfection -- the highest degree of a quality, etc
  • despise -- to regard with contempt, distaste, disgust, or disdain; scorn; loathe.
  • accursed -- under a curse; doomed; ill-fated.
  • peculiar -- strange; queer; odd
  • reckoning -- a statement of an amount due; bill
  • assembled -- to bring together or gather into one place, company, body, or whole.

TBLEGLD-ASSandCUDGEL 04

  • mischief -- harm or trouble, especially as a result of an agent or cause
  • amply -- more than sufficiently; fully; generously
  • ashamed -- overcome with shame, guilt, or remorse
  • violently -- acting with or characterized by uncontrolled, strong, rough force
  • scarcely -- barely; hardly; not quite
  • splendour -- an instance or display of imposing pomp or grandeur
  • gaiety -- the state or condition of being merry, bright, or lively
  • weary -- tired or exhausted
  • exquisite -- outstanding or excellent
  • disturbed -- to interrupt the quiet, rest, peace, or order of; unsettle

THE ALMOND TREE 01

  • resounded -- to echo or ring with sound, as a place.
  • delighted -- highly pleased.
  • prompted -- done, performed, delivered, etc., at once or without delay
  • threshold -- the entrance to a house or building.
  • anxious -- worried and tense because of possible misfortune, danger, etc; uneasy
  • pious -- having or expressing reverence for a god or gods; religious; devout
  • comforted -- to soothe, console, or reassure; bring cheer to
  • continual -- of regular or frequent recurrence; often repeated; very frequent
  • magnificently -- making a splendid appearance or show; of exceptional beauty, size, etc
  • garret -- an attic, usually a small, wretched one
  • greedily -- excessively or inordinately desirous of wealth, profit, etc.; avaricious
  • wroth -- angry; wrathful
  • asunder -- into separate parts; in or into pieces
  • apprentices -- a person who works for another in order to learn a trade
  • splendid -- brilliant or fine, esp in appearance

THE BREMEN TOWN-MUSICIANS

  • indefatigably -- incapable of being tired out; not yielding to fatigue; untiring
  • advice -- an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc
  • counsel -- advice; opinion or instruction given in directing the judgment or conduct of another.
  • askew -- to one side; out of line; in a crooked position; awry
  • fugitives -- a person who is fleeing, from prosecution, intolerable circumstances, etc.; a runaway
  • engage -- to occupy the attention or efforts of (a person or persons)
  • scarce -- insufficient to satisfy the need or demand; not abundant
  • minstrels -- a musician, singer, or poet.

THE BROTHER AND SISTER 01

  • suffocated -- to kill by preventing the access of air to the blood through the lungs or analogous organs, as gills; strangle.
  • miserably -- wretchedly unhappy, uneasy, or uncomfortable
  • privily -- in a privy manner; secretly
  • pomp -- stately or splendid display; splendor; magnificence.
  • haste -- swiftness of motion; speed; celerity
  • restrain -- to hold back from action; keep in check or under control; repress
  • sorrow -- distress caused by loss, affliction, disappointment, etc.; grief, sadness, or regret.
  • devour -- to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously.
  • misfortune -- adverse fortune; bad luck
  • suckled -- to nurse at the breast or udder
  • weary -- tired or exhausted
  • bewitched -- to affect by witchcraft or magic; cast a spell over.
  • cherished -- to hold or treat as dear; feel love for

THE DOG AND THE SPARROW

  • devoured -- to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously.
  • malicious -- full of, characterized by, or showing malice; malevolent; spiteful: malicious gossip.
  • twain -- two
  • observing -- to see, watch, perceive, or notice
  • vexation -- the state of being vexed; irritation; annoyance
  • smote -- to strike or hit hard, with or as with the hand, a stick, or other weapon
  • contrary -- opposed in nature, position, etc
  • consumed -- to eat or drink up; devour.
  • furious -- full of fury, violent passion, or rage; extremely angry; enraged

THE ELVES 01

  • conscience -- the complex of ethical and moral principles that controls or inhibits the actions or thoughts of an individual.
  • observe -- to see, watch, perceive, or notice
  • constantly -- not changing or varying; uniform; regular; invariable
  • astonishment -- overpowering wonder or surprise; amazement
  • prospered -- to be successful or fortunate, especially in financial respects; thrive; flourish.
  • astounded -- to overwhelm with amazement; astonish greatly; shock with wonder or surprise.
  • courage -- the power or quality of dealing with or facing danger, fear, pain, etc
  • befell -- to happen or occur
  • intense -- existing or occurring in a high or extreme degree
  • commended -- to entrust; give in charge; deliver with confidence
  • customary -- in accordance with custom or habitual practice; usual; habitual
  • independence -- freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.
  • concealed -- to hide; withdraw or remove from observation; cover or keep from sight

THE ELVES 02

  • consented -- to permit, approve, or agree; comply or yield
  • ebony -- a hard, heavy, durable wood, most highly prized when black
  • persuasion -- the act of persuading or of trying to persuade
  • elegant -- tastefully fine or luxurious in dress, style, design, etc
  • gaiety -- the state of being gay or cheerful; gay spirits
  • christening -- the ceremony of baptism, especially as accompanied by the giving of a name to a child
  • conducted -- personal behavior; way of acting; bearing or deportment.
  • urgently -- compelling or requiring immediate action or attention; imperative; pressing
  • industrious -- working energetically and devotedly; hard-working; diligent

THE ELVES 03

  • changeling -- (in folklore) an ugly, stupid, or strange child left by fairies in place of a pretty, charming child.
  • imp -- a mischievous child.
  • bade -- a simple past tense of bid.
  • neighbour -- a person who lives near another
  • hearth -- the floor of a fireplace, usually of stone, brick, etc., often extending a short distance into a room.

THE GALLANT TAILOR 01

  • ascended -- to move, climb, or go upward; mount; rise
  • admiring -- to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval.
  • girdle -- a belt, cord, sash, or the like, worn about the waist.
  • observed -- to see, watch, perceive, or notice
  • delicate -- fragile; easily damaged; frail
  • desired -- yearned or wished for; coveted.
  • mercilessly -- without mercy; having or showing no mercy; pitiless; cruel
  • hastened -- to move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry
  • valour -- boldness or determination in facing great danger, especially in battle; heroic courage; bravery
  • consequence -- importance or significance
  • patience -- an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay
  • bravery -- having or displaying courage, resolution, or daring; not cowardly or timid
  • resolved -- firm in purpose or intent; determined
  • boldly -- not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring
  • inspected -- to look carefully at or over; view closely and critically

THE GALLANT TAILOR 02

  • respect -- an attitude of deference, admiration, or esteem; regard
  • bargain -- an agreement or contract establishing what each party will give, receive, or perform in a transaction between them
  • announced -- to make known publicly or officially; proclaim; give notice of
  • conveyed -- to communicate; impart; make known
  • comrade -- a person who shares in one's activities, occupation, etc.; companion, associate, or friend.
  • ragamuffin -- a ragged, disreputable person; tatterdemalion
  • liberty -- freedom from captivity, confinement, or physical restraint
  • cavern -- a cave, especially one that is large and mostly underground
  • ambassador -- an authorized messenger or representative
  • fatigue -- physical or mental exhaustion due to exertion
  • contemptuously -- showing or feeling contempt; disdainful
  • mite -- a very small creature.
  • valiant -- boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted
  • courtiers -- a person who is often in attendance at the court of a king or other royal personage.
  • inclination -- a particular disposition, esp a liking or preference; tendency

THE GALLANT TAILOR 03

  • subdue -- to overpower by superior force; overcome
  • disputed -- to engage in argument or debate.
  • havoc -- great destruction or devastation; ruinous damage.
  • venture -- to dare (to do something)
  • conquered -- to overcome by force; subdue
  • pelting -- to beat or rush against with repeated forceful blows
  • repented -- to feel sorry for; regret
  • perceived -- to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses
  • quarrel -- an angry disagreement; argument
  • ravaging -- to work havoc upon; damage or mar by ravages
  • perceived -- to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses
  • belabored -- to beat vigorously; ply with heavy blows.
  • inclination -- a disposition or bent, especially of the mind or will; a liking or preference
  • proposal -- the act of offering or suggesting something for acceptance, adoption, or performance.
  • informed -- to give or impart knowledge of a fact or circumstance to

THE GALLANT TAILOR 04

  • whetted -- to sharpen (a knife, tool, etc.) by grinding or friction.
  • complained -- to express dissatisfaction, pain, uneasiness, censure, resentment, or grief; find fault
  • pantaloons -- in history - men's tight-fitting trousers, esp those fastening under the instep worn in the late 18th and early 19th centuries
  • magnificence -- impressiveness of surroundings
  • smote -- to strike or hit hard, with or as with the hand, a stick, or other weapon

THE GOLDEN BIRD 01

  • scarcely -- barely; hardly; not quite
  • alighted -- to settle or stay after descending
  • declared -- to make known or state clearly, especially in explicit or formal terms
  • shabby -- impaired by wear, use, etc.; worn
  • heed -- to give careful attention to
  • repent -- to feel sorry, self-reproachful, or contrite for past conduct; regret or be conscience-stricken about a past action, attitude, etc
  • fared -- to go; turn out; happen
  • council -- an assembly of persons summoned or convened for consultation, deliberation, or advice.
  • pursued -- to carry on or continue (a course of action, a train of thought, an inquiry, studies, etc.)
  • revel -- to make merry; indulge in boisterous festivities
  • befall -- to happen or occur
  • plumage -- the entire feathery covering of a bird
  • precious -- of high price or great value; very valuable or costly
  • riot -- violent or wild disorder or confusion.
  • mishap -- an unfortunate accident

THE GOLDEN BIRD 02

  • absurd -- utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish or false
  • courage -- the power or quality of dealing with or facing danger, fear, pain, etc
  • pranks -- a trick of an amusing, playful, or sometimes malicious nature.
  • upbraided -- to find fault with or reproach severely; censure
  • chamber -- a room in a palace or official residence.
  • sorrowful -- the characteristic feeling of sadness, grief, or regret associated with loss, bereavement, sympathy for another's suffering, for an injury done, etc
  • gratitude -- the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful
  • inquired -- to seek information by questioning; ask
  • regiment -- a military formation varying in size from a battalion to a number of battalions
  • shrill -- high-pitched and piercing in sound quality
  • forfeited -- something to which the right is lost, as for commission of a crime or misdeed, neglect of duty, or violation of a contract
  • squandered -- to spend or use (money, time, etc.) extravagantly or wastefully
  • astonished -- to fill with sudden and overpowering surprise or wonder; amaze

THE GOLDEN GOOSE 01

  • inherited -- to receive as one's portion; come into possession of
  • mocked -- to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision.
  • opportunity -- an appropriate or favorable time or occasion
  • procession -- a group of people or things moving forwards in an orderly, regular, or ceremonial manner
  • astonished -- to fill with sudden and overpowering surprise or wonder; amaze
  • despised -- to regard with contempt, distaste, disgust, or disdain; scorn; loathe.
  • prudent -- practical and careful in providing for the future
  • obliged -- to require or constrain, as by law, command, conscience, or force of necessity.
  • parson -- a parish priest in the Church of England, formerly applied only to those who held ecclesiastical benefices
  • contentedly -- accepting one's situation or life with equanimity and satisfaction
  • hew -- to strike forcibly with an ax, sword, or other cutting instrument; chop; hack.
  • intent -- something that is intended; aim; purpose; design
  • sexton -- a person employed to act as caretaker of a church and its contents and graveyard, and often also as bell-ringer, gravedigger, etc

The Invisible Man 01

  • eccentric -- deviating from the recognized or customary character, practice, etc.; irregular; erratic; peculiar; odd
  • expedient -- tending to promote some proposed or desired object; fit or suitable for the purpose; proper under the circumstances
  • furtive -- taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth; secret
  • incessant -- continuing without interruption; ceaseless; unending
  • alacrity -- cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness
  • coherent -- logically connected; consistent
  • exasperated -- to irritate or provoke to a high degree; annoy extremely
  • forthwith -- immediately; at once; without delay
  • grotesque -- odd or unnatural in shape, appearance, or character; fantastically ugly or absurd; bizarre
  • abrupt -- sudden or unexpected
  • apparent -- readily seen; exposed to sight; open to view; visible
  • elaborate -- worked out with great care and nicety of detail; executed with great minuteness
  • fastidious -- excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please
  • gesticulate -- to make or use gestures, especially in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech
  • apathy -- absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement

The Invisible Man 02

  • perplex -- to cause to be puzzled or bewildered over what is not understood or certain; confuse mentally
  • resolve -- to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something)
  • transitory -- not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal
  • inevitable -- unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary
  • penury -- extreme poverty; destitution
  • resolute -- firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion
  • scrutiny -- a searching examination or investigation; minute inquiry
  • incredulous -- not credulous; disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical
  • opulent -- wealthy, rich, or affluent
  • philanthropy -- altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of money, property, or work to needy persons, by endowment of institutions of learning and hospitals, and by gener
  • resumption -- the act of resuming; a reassumption, as of something previously granted
  • incline -- to deviate from the vertical or horizontal; slant
  • obscure -- (of meaning) not clear or plain; ambiguous, vague, or uncertain

THE LITTLE FARMER 01

  • condemned -- to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure
  • knave -- a man of humble position
  • prophesy -- to foretell or predict.
  • unanimously -- of one mind; in complete agreement; agreed.
  • inquired -- to seek information by questioning; ask
  • vexed -- irritated; annoyed
  • soothsayer -- a person who professes to foretell events.
  • treachery -- violation of faith; betrayal of trust; treason.
  • gossip -- idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others
  • proceeds -- the profits or returns from a sale, investment, etc
  • objection -- a reason or argument offered in disagreement, opposition, refusal, or disapproval.
  • vengeance -- infliction of injury, harm, humiliation, or the like, on a person by another who has been harmed by that person; violent revenge
  • astonished -- to fill with sudden and overpowering surprise or wonder; amaze
  • hark -- to listen attentively; hearken.

THE QUEEN BEE 01

  • beckoned -- to signal, summon, or direct by a gesture of the head or hand.
  • sought -- simple past tense and past participle of seek (to go in search or quest of).
  • mocked -- to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision
  • conducted -- to lead or guide; escort
  • thither -- to or toward that place or point; there.
  • disorderly -- untidy; irregular; uncontrolled; unruly
  • cleverer -- mentally bright; having sharp or quick intelligence; able.
  • inscribed -- to write, print, mark, or engrave (words, characters, etc.
  • resembled -- to be like or similar to.
  • simplicity -- the quality or condition of being simple

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM 01

  • strew -- to cover or overspread (a surface, place, etc.) with something scattered or sprinkled
  • extremely -- in an extreme degree; exceedingly
  • lamentations -- the act of lamenting or expressing grief.
  • raiment -- clothing; apparel; attire
  • fault -- a defect or imperfection; flaw; failing
  • betrothed -- engaged to be married
  • reigned -- to predominate; be prevalent.
  • opportunity -- an appropriate or favorable time or occasion
  • delicate -- fine in texture, quality, construction, etc
  • suitor -- a man who courts or woos a woman
  • confidence -- belief in oneself and one's powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance
  • absolute -- complete; outright
  • constantly -- not changing or varying; uniform; regular; invariable
  • twain -- two
  • engaged -- pledged to be married; betrothed

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM 02

  • scarcely -- barely; hardly; not quite
  • executed -- to carry out; accomplish
  • hogshead -- a large cask, especially one containing from 63 to 140 gallons (238 to 530 liters).
  • relate -- to tell; give an account of (an event, circumstance, etc.).
  • bosom -- the breasts of a woman.
  • destined -- bound for a certain destination
  • celebrated -- to observe (a day) or commemorate (an event) with ceremonies or festivities
  • hew -- to strike forcibly with an ax, sword, or other cutting instrument; chop; hack.
  • infamous -- having an extremely bad reputation
  • cask -- a container made and shaped like a barrel, especially one larger and stronger, for holding liquids
  • draught -- Chiefly British; draft

THE SIX SWANS 01

  • sought -- simple past tense and past participle of seek
  • condition -- a particular mode of being of a person or thing; existing state; situation with respect to circumstances.
  • consented -- to permit, approve, or agree; comply or yield
  • weariness -- physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc.; fatigued; tired
  • duration -- the length of time something continues or exists
  • attendants -- a person who attends another, as to perform a service.
  • perpetually -- continuing or enduring forever; everlasting.
  • anguish -- excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain
  • entreated -- to ask (a person) earnestly; beseech; implore; beg
  • alighted -- to dismount from a horse, descend from a vehicle, etc.
  • eagerly -- keen or ardent in desire or feeling; impatiently longing
  • perceived -- to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses
  • consort -- a husband or wife; spouse, especially of a reigning monarch.
  • betrayed -- to deliver or expose to an enemy by treachery or disloyalty
  • venture -- an undertaking involving uncertainty as to the outcome, especially a risky or dangerous one

THE SIX SWANS 02

  • abide -- to remain; continue; stay
  • resolved -- firm in purpose or intent; determined
  • mantle -- a loose, sleeveless cloak or cape.
  • pious -- having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations
  • deliverance -- a formal pronouncement or expression of opinion
  • starwart -- any of several chickweeds of the genus Stellaria.
  • smitten -- struck, as with a hard blow
  • treachery -- violation of faith; betrayal of trust; treason
  • executed -- to carry out; accomplish
  • thither -- to or toward that place or point; there.
  • alas -- unfortunately; regrettably; interjection (used as an exclamation to express sorrow, grief, pity, concern, or apprehension of evil.)
  • inclination -- a disposition or bent, especially of the mind or will; a liking or preference
  • courtesy -- excellence of manners or social conduct; polite behavior.
  • innocence -- freedom from legal or specific wrong; guiltlessness
  • vigorous -- endowed with bodily or mental strength or vitality; robust

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • fain -- gladly; willingly
  • flax -- any herbaceous plant or shrub of the genus Linum , esp L. usitatissimum , which has blue flowers and is cultivated for its seeds (flaxseed) and for the fibres of its stems
  • dissuade -- to deter by advice or persuasion; persuade not to do something
  • acquaintance -- a person known to one, but usually not a close friend
  • avenge -- to inflict a punishment in retaliation for (harm, injury, etc) done to (a person or persons); take revenge for or on behalf of
  • plenteously -- ample; abundant
  • scullery -- a small room or part of a kitchen where washing up, vegetable preparation, etc is done
  • kindred -- a person's relatives collectively; kinfolk; kin
  • virtue -- moral excellence; goodness; righteousness.
  • spindle -- a rounded rod, usually of wood, tapering toward each end, used in hand-spinning to twist into thread the fibers drawn from the mass on the distaff, and on which the thread is wound as it is spun
  • scarcely -- barely; hardly; not quite
  • astonishment -- overpowering wonder or surprise; amazement
  • bestowed -- to present as a gift; give; confer

THE THREE SPINSTERS 01

  • ashamed -- feeling shame; distressed or embarrassed by feelings of guilt, foolishness, or disgrace
  • flax -- any plant of the genus Linum, especially L. usitatissimum, a slender, erect, annual plant having narrow, lance-shaped leaves and blue flowers, cultivated for its fiber and seeds.
  • industry -- diligence; assiduity
  • terrified -- to fill with terror or alarm; make greatly afraid.
  • impatience -- lack of patience; intolerance of or irritability with anything that impedes or delays
  • insists -- to be emphatic, firm, or resolute on some matter of desire, demand, intention, etc
  • indefatigable -- incapable of being tired out; not yielding to fatigue; untiring
  • secretly -- done, made, or conducted without the knowledge of others
  • distress -- great pain, anxiety, or sorrow; acute physical or mental suffering; affliction; trouble.
  • spin -- to make (yarn) by drawing out, twisting, and winding fibers
  • reveal -- to make known; disclose; divulge
  • heartily -- sincerely; genuinely
  • dowry -- a natural gift, endowment, talent, etc.
  • excused -- to offer an apology for; seek to remove the blame of
  • idle -- not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing

THE THREE SPINSTERS 02

  • wetted -- moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid
  • rejoiced -- to be glad; take delight
  • satisfied -- to fulfill the desires, expectations, needs, or demands of (a person, the mind, etc.); give full contentment to
  • trod -- to step, walk, or trample so as to press, crush, or injure something
  • concealed -- to hide; withdraw or remove from observation; cover or keep from sight
  • complained -- to express dissatisfaction, pain, uneasiness, censure, resentment, or grief; find fault
  • skein -- a length of yarn or thread wound on a reel or swift preparatory for use in manufacturing
  • odious -- highly offensive; repugnant; disgusting
  • amiss -- out of the right or proper course, order, or condition; improperly; wrongly; astray

The Time Machine Chpter 1

  • recondite -- dealing with very profound, difficult, or abstruse subject matter
  • fecundity -- the quality of being fecund; capacity, especially in female animals, of producing young in great numbers
  • intermittently -- stopping or ceasing for a time; alternately ceasing and beginning again
  • expounding -- to set forth or state in detail
  • paradox -- a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth
  • infirmity -- a physical weakness or ailment
  • spasmodic -- pertaining to or of the nature of a spasm; characterized by spasms
  • incandescent -- glowing or white with heat
  • controvert -- to argue against; dispute; deny; oppose
  • accession -- the act of coming into the possession of a right, title, office, etc

The Time Machine Chpter 2

  • lucid -- easily understood; completely intelligible or comprehensible
  • plausibility -- having an appearance of truth or reason; seemingly worthy of approval or acceptance; credible; believable
  • ingenious -- characterized by cleverness or originality of invention or construction
  • articulation -- an act or the process of articulating
  • ingenuity -- the quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful; inventiveness
  • deportment -- demeanor; conduct; behavior
  • jocular -- given to, characterized by, intended for, or suited to joking or jesting; waggish; facetious
  • scepticism -- a person who habitually doubts the authenticity of accepted beliefs
  • speculation -- the contemplation or consideration of some subject
  • exclamatory -- using, containing, or expressing exclamation

The Time Machine Chpter 3

  • palpitation -- an unusually or abnormally rapid or violent beating of the heart
  • poignant -- keenly distressing to the feelings
  • fluctuated -- to change continually; shift back and forth; vary irregularly
  • scaffolding -- a temporary structure for holding workers and materials during the erection, repair, or decoration of a building
  • fluctuating -- to change continually; shift back and forth; vary irregularly
  • rudimentary -- pertaining to rudiments or first principles; elementary
  • imminent -- likely to occur at any moment; impending
  • luminous -- radiating or reflecting light; shining; bright
  • exhilaration -- exhilarated condition or feeling
  • attenuated -- to weaken or reduce in force, intensity, effect, quantity, or value

The Time Machine Chpter 4

  • variegated -- varied in appearance or color; marked with patches or spots of different colors
  • exquisite -- of special beauty or charm, or rare and appealing excellence, as a face, a flower, coloring, music, or poetry
  • melodious -- of the nature of or characterized by melody; tuneful
  • portal -- a door, gate, or entrance, especially one of imposing appearance, as to a palace
  • futurity -- future time
  • vivid -- strikingly bright or intense, as color, light, etc
  • edifice -- a building, especially one of large size or imposing appearance
  • dingy -- of a dark, dull, or dirty color or aspect; lacking brightness or freshness
  • singularly -- extraordinary; remarkable; exceptional
  • sphinx -- a figure of an imaginary creature having the head of a man or an animal and the body of a lion

The Time Machine Chpter 5

  • complacency -- a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc
  • dread -- to fear greatly; be in extreme apprehension of
  • intervention -- interposition or interference of one state in the affairs of another
  • gibbous -- bulging
  • stanching -- to stop the flow of blood or other liquid from (a wound, leak, etc.)
  • mockery -- ridicule, contempt, or derision
  • monomania -- (no longer in technical use) a psychosis characterized by thoughts confined to one idea or group of ideas
  • leprous -- of or resembling leprosy
  • folly -- the state or quality of being foolish; lack of understanding or sense
  • inarticulate -- lacking the ability to express oneself, especially in clear and effective speech

The Time Machine Chpter 6

  • clambering -- of or pertaining to plants that creep or climb like vines, but without benefit of tendrils
  • abysmal -- of or like an abyss; immeasurably deep or great
  • manifestly -- readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain
  • lemur -- any Madagascan prosimian primate of the family Lemuridae, such as Lemur catta (the ring-tailed lemur ). They are typically arboreal, having foxy faces and long tails
  • impenetrable -- not penetrable; that cannot be penetrated, pierced, entered, etc.
  • grotesque -- odd or unnatural in shape, appearance, or character; fantastically ugly or absurd; bizarre
  • perplexity -- the state of being perplexed; confusion; uncertainty
  • aperture -- an opening, as a hole, slit, crack, gap, etc
  • incontinently -- without exercising continence.
  • pallid -- pale; faint or deficient in color; wan

The Time Machine Chpter 7

  • anguish -- excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain
  • loathed -- to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor
  • villainy -- the actions or conduct of a villain; outrageous wickedness
  • pinnacles -- any pointed, towering part or formation, as of rock
  • malign -- to speak harmful untruths about; speak evil of; slander; defame
  • wane -- to decrease in strength, intensity, etc
  • commended -- to present, mention, or praise as worthy of confidence, notice, kindness, etc.; recommend
  • impeded -- to retard in movement or progress by means of obstacles or hindrances; obstruct; hinder
  • incomprehensibl -- impossible to understand or comprehend; unintelligible (incomprehensible)
  • sufferance -- passive permission resulting from lack of interference; tolerance, especially of something wrong or illegal

The Time Machine Chpter 8

  • corroded -- to eat or wear away gradually as if by gnawing, especially by chemical action
  • oblique -- neither perpendicular nor parallel to a given line or surface; slanting; sloping
  • saltpeter -- the form of potassium nitrate, KNO 3 , that occurs naturally, used in the manufacture of fireworks, fluxes, gunpowder, etc.; niter
  • diminution -- the act, fact, or process of diminishing; lessening; reduction
  • miscellaneous -- consisting of members or elements of different kinds; of mixed character
  • transversely -- lying or extending across or in a cross direction; cross
  • vestige -- a mark, trace, or visible evidence of something that is no longer present or in existence
  • estuary -- that part of the mouth or lower course of a river in which the river's current meets the sea's tide
  • preoccupation -- the state of being preoccupied
  • deliquesced -- to become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts

The Time Machine Chpter 9

  • adjacent -- lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring
  • succulent -- full of juice; juicy; rich in desirable qualities
  • camphor -- a whitish crystalline aromatic terpene ketone obtained from the wood of the camphor tree or made from pinene: used in the manufacture of celluloid and in medicine as a liniment and treatment for colds
  • decadence -- the act or process of falling into an inferior condition or state; deterioration; decay
  • slumbrous -- sleepy; heavy with drowsiness, as the eyelids
  • insidious -- intended to entrap or beguile
  • fermentation -- a change brought about by a ferment, as yeast enzymes, which convert grape sugar into ethyl alcohol
  • bole -- any of a variety of soft, unctuous clays of various colors, used as pigments
  • impending -- about to happen; imminent
  • atrocious -- extremely or shockingly wicked, cruel, or brutal

The Time Machine Chpter10

  • versatility -- capable of or adapted for turning easily from one to another of various tasks, fields of endeavor, etc
  • tranquil -- free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm
  • contrivance -- ething contrived; a device, especially a mechanical one
  • steadfast -- fixed in direction; steadily directed
  • stave -- one of the thin, narrow, shaped pieces of wood that form the sides of a cask, tub, or similar vessel
  • inclination -- a disposition or bent, especially of the mind or will; a liking or preference
  • cupola -- a light structure on a dome or roof, serving as a belfry, lantern, or belvedere.
  • disjointed -- having the joints or connections separated
  • meek -- humbly patient or docile, as under provocation from others; overly submissive or compliant; spiritless; tame
  • abominable -- repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome

The Time Machine Chpter11

  • extinction -- the act of extinguishing; suppression; abolition; annihilation
  • incrustation -- a crust or coat of anything on the surface of a body; covering, coating, or scale
  • apparition -- a supernatural appearance of a person or thing, especially a ghost; a specter or phantom; wraith
  • prodigious -- extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc
  • perpetual -- continuing or enduring forever; everlasting
  • palp -- either of a pair of sensory appendages that arise from the mouthparts of crustaceans and insects
  • indefinite -- not definite; without fixed or specified limit; unlimited
  • lichen -- any complex organism of the group Lichenes, composed of a fungus in symbiotic union with an alga and having a greenish, gray, yellow, brown, or blackish thallus that grows in leaflike, crustlike, or b
  • lurid -- gruesome; horrible; revolting
  • undulating -- to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion; display a smooth rising-and-falling or side-to-side alternation of movement

The Time Machine Chpter12

  • reminiscence -- the act or process of recalling past experiences, events, etc
  • fluctuating -- to change continually; shift back and forth; vary irregularly
  • speculating -- to engage in thought or reflection; meditate
  • substantial -- of ample or considerable amount, quantity, size, etc
  • succession -- the coming of one person or thing after another in order, sequence, or in the course of events
  • wholesome -- conducive to moral or general well-being; salutary; beneficial
  • gaudy -- brilliantly or excessively showy
  • meddle -- to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwantedly
  • decadent -- characterized by decay or decline, as in being self-indulgent or morally corrupt
  • translucent -- permitting light to pass through but diffusing it so that persons, objects, etc., on the opposite side are not clearly visible

THE VAGABONDS 01

  • pleasant -- pleasing, agreeable, or enjoyable; giving pleasure
  • suspected -- to believe to be guilty, false, counterfeit, undesirable, defective, bad, etc., with little or no proof
  • gratitude -- the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful
  • proud -- feeling pleasure or satisfaction over something regarded as highly honorable or creditable to oneself
  • disputing -- to engage in argument or debate.
  • distinguished -- made conspicuous by excellence; noted; eminent; famous
  • woe -- grievous distress, affliction, or trouble
  • ragamuffins -- a ragged, disreputable person; tatterdemalion
  • pleasure -- enjoyment or satisfaction derived from what is to one's liking; gratification; delight.
  • coachman -- the driver of a coach or carriage
  • pitch -- any of various dark, tenacious, and viscous substances for caulking and paving, consisting of the residue of the distillation of coal tar or wood tar.
  • ado -- busy activity; bustle; fuss
  • vow -- a solemn promise, pledge, or personal commitment
  • harness -- the combination of straps, bands, and other parts forming the working gear of a draft animal
  • spurs -- a U -shaped device that slips over and straps to the heel of a boot and has a blunt, pointed, or roweled projection at the back for use by a mounted rider to urge a horse forward.

The War of the Worlds 01

  • assiduous -- constant; unremitting
  • decorum -- dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc
  • deter -- to discourage or restrain from acting or proceeding
  • expedient -- tending to promote some proposed or desired object; fit or suitable for the purpose; proper under the circumstances
  • apparent -- readily seen; exposed to sight; open to view; visible
  • complacent -- pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied
  • desolate -- barren or laid waste; devastated
  • emerge -- to come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity
  • furtive -- taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth; secret
  • apathy -- absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement
  • cease -- to stop; discontinue
  • denounce -- to condemn or censure openly or publicly
  • dominate -- to rule over; govern; control
  • fugitive  -- running away or trying to escape; likely to vanish suddenly
  • abrupt  -- broken or as if broken off; sudden, hasty

The War of the Worlds 02

  • inevitable -- unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary
  • pious -- having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations
  • serene -- calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled
  • tumultuous  -- marked by violent upheaval
  • grotesque -- odd or unnatural in shape, appearance, or character; fantastically ugly or absurd; bizarre
  • inclined  -- bow, bend; to be drawn toward an opinion or course of action
  • obscure -- (of meaning) not clear or plain; ambiguous, vague, or uncertain
  • scrutiny -- a searching examination or investigation; minute inquiry
  • transitory -- not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal
  • incline  -- bow, bend; to be drawn toward an opinion or course of action
  • lethargic -- of, pertaining to, or affected with lethargy; drowsy; sluggish
  • resolve -- to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something)
  • sufficient -- adequate for the purpose; enough
  • vestige -- a mark, trace, or visible evidence of something that is no longer present or in existence
  • incessant -- continuing without interruption; ceaseless; unending

The White Seal 01

  • bellowing -- to emit a hollow, loud, animal cry, as a bull or cow
  • reservation -- the act of keeping back, withholding, or setting apart
  • bleating -- to utter the cry of a sheep, goat, or calf or a sound resembling such a cry.
  • brigades -- a group of individuals organized for a particular purpose
  • savage -- fierce, ferocious, or cruel; untamed
  • holluschickie -- a young male fur seal.
  • clamor -- a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people
  • skirmishing -- any brisk conflict or encounter
  • scuffle -- to struggle or fight in a rough, confused manner
  • companions -- a person who is frequently in the company of, associates with, or accompanies another
  • basalt -- the dark, dense igneous rock of a lava flow or minor intrusion, composed essentially of labradorite and pyroxene and often displaying a columnar structure.
  • disgracefully -- bringing or deserving disgrace; shameful; dishonorable; disreputable.
  • regiments -- to manage or treat in a rigid, uniform manner; subject to strict discipline.
  • crooning -- to sing or hum in a soft, soothing voice
  • torpedo -- a self-propelled, cigar-shaped missile containing explosives and often equipped with a homing device, launched from a submarine or other warship, for destroying surface vessels or other submarines.

The White Seal 02

  • gale -- a very strong wind
  • yearling -- an animal in its second year.
  • pewter -- any of various alloys in which tin is the chief constituent, originally one of tin and lead.
  • flounce -- to throw the body about spasmodically; flounder
  • bleat -- to utter the cry of a sheep, goat, or calf or a sound resembling such a cry
  • companions -- a person who is frequently in the company of, associates with, or accompanies another
  • fathoms -- a unit of length equal to six feet (1.8 meters): used chiefly in nautical measurements
  • mutter -- to utter words indistinctly or in a low tone, often as if talking to oneself; murmur.
  • fondness -- tenderness or affection.
  • floundered -- to struggle with stumbling or plunging movements
  • wrench -- to twist suddenly and forcibly; pull, jerk, or force by a violent twist
  • phosphorescent -- exhibiting or having the property of phosphorescence
  • bristling -- to stand or rise stiffly, like bristles.
  • mange -- any of various skin diseases caused by parasitic mites, affecting animals and sometimes humans and characterized by loss of hair and scabby eruptions

The White Seal 03

  • shoal -- a place where a sea, river, or other body of water is shallow.
  • sympathized -- to feel a compassionate sympathy, as for suffering or trouble
  • deceives -- to mislead by a false appearance or statement; delude
  • immensely -- vast; huge; very great
  • Kittiwakes -- either of two small, pearl-gray gulls of the genus Rissa, the black-legged R. tridactyla of the North Atlantic and the red-legged and red-billed R. brevirostris, of the Bering Sea, both nesting on nar
  • astonished -- to fill with sudden and overpowering surprise or wonder; amaze
  • mangy -- having, caused by, or like the mange.
  • fringes -- an outer edge; margin; periphery
  • Burgomaster -- the chief magistrate of a municipal town of Holland, Flanders, Germany, or Austria.
  • impatience -- eager desire for relief or change; restlessness.
  • albatross -- any of several large, web-footed sea birds of the family Diomedeidae that have the ability to remain aloft for long periods

The White Seal 04

  • perpendicular -- vertical; straight up and down; upright.
  • admired -- to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval.
  • scorned -- open or unqualified contempt; disdain
  • splendid -- grand; superb, as beauty
  • murmur -- a low, continuous sound, as of a brook, the wind, or trees, or of low, indistinct voices
  • prowling -- to rove or go about stealthily, as in search of prey, something to steal, etc.
  • bellowing -- to emit a hollow, loud, animal cry, as a bull or cow

The White Snake 01

  • declared -- to make known or state clearly, especially in explicit or formal terms
  • conversation -- informal interchange of thoughts, information, etc., by spoken words; oral communication between persons; talk; colloquy.
  • pray -- I beg you; please
  • servant -- a person employed by another, especially to perform domestic duties.
  • threatened -- to utter a threat against; menace
  • vain -- ineffectual or unsuccessful; futile
  • confidential -- spoken, written, acted on, etc., in strict privacy or secrecy; secret
  • haste -- urgent need of quick action; a hurry or rush
  • curiosity -- the desire to learn or know about anything; inquisitiveness.
  • suspicion -- the act or an instance of suspecting; belief without sure proof, esp that something is wrong
  • executed -- to inflict capital punishment on; put to death according to law.
  • innocence -- freedom from legal or specific wrong; guiltlessness
  • pitiful -- arousing or deserving pity
  • pleasure -- an agreeable or enjoyable sensation or emotion
  • morrow -- the next day

The White Snake 02

  • amid -- in the middle of; surrounded by; among
  • perceived -- to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses
  • gasping -- a sudden, short intake of breath, as in shock or surprise.
  • miserably -- wretchedly unhappy, uneasy, or uncomfortable
  • suitor -- a man who courts or woos a woman.
  • mussel -- any bivalve mollusk, especially an edible marine bivalve of the family Mytilidae and a freshwater clam of the family Unionidae
  • strewed -- to let fall in separate pieces or particles over a surface; scatter or sprinkle
  • request -- the act of asking for something to be given or done, especially as a favor or courtesy; solicitation or petition
  • perish -- to die or be destroyed through violence, privation, etc
  • deserves -- to be worthy of, qualified for, or have a claim to reward, punishment, recompense, etc.:
  • grieved -- to feel grief or great sorrow
  • scorned -- to reject, refuse, or ignore with contempt or disdain
  • amends -- to remove or correct faults in; rectify
  • lamenting -- to feel or express sorrow or regret for
  • quivered -- to shake with a slight but rapid motion; vibrate tremulously; tremble.

The White Snake 03

  • sorrowfully -- full of or feeling sorrow; grieved; sad.
  • perched -- a high or elevated position, resting place, or the like.
  • conquer -- to gain, win, or obtain by effort, personal appeal, etc
  • industry -- systematic work or labor.
  • undisturbed -- not disturbed; uninterrupted

Tom Sawyer Chapter 1

  • guile -- trickery; deceit; duplicity; lying
  • deduce -- to derive a conclusion by reasoning
  • vanity -- extreme pride in one's ability, possessions, or appearance
  • lapels -- the front part of a garment (usually a coat) which is a continuation of the collar
  • ambuscade -- a trap; a surprise attack
  • subtle -- not blatant or obvious
  • conscience -- the ability to recognize right from wrong
  • sagacity -- using wisdom or good judgment
  • roundabout -- not going about something in a direct manner
  • bona fide -- performed in good faith; genuine; authentic
  • diffident -- lacking confidence in oneself; unsure
  • spectacles -- eyeglasses
  • vexed -- annoyed or bothered by something
  • diligence -- constant effort used to accomplish a task

Tom Sawyer Chapter 5&6

  • sash -- frame for the glass of a window; part of a window that can be moved to open or close a window
  • pariah -- any person or animal generally despised; an outcast
  • derrick -- a machine with a long arm used to lift something
  • laggard -- slow; backward; lagging; someone who loiters
  • odious -- very displeasing; hateful; offensive
  • expectorate -- to cough up and spit out
  • caricature -- imitation of something by ridiculous exaggeration
  • ostentation -- showing off; display intended to impress others
  • venerable -- worthy of respect
  • pathos -- a quality that evokes sadness or pity
  • mortified -- wound the feelings of; make to feel ashamed ; humiliate
  • animosity -- hostile feelings; dislike
  • portentous -- indicating evil to come; ominous; threatening
  • predestined -- destiny; fate; decided beforehand

Tom Sawyer Chapter 7&8

  • incantations -- set of words spoken as a magic charm or to cast a magic spell
  • wane -- lose size; gradually become smaller
  • upbraid -- find fault with; blame; reprove
  • cogitating -- consider with care; pondering; thinking about deeply
  • andiron -- a pair of metal supports for wood in a fireplace; firedog
  • ecstasy -- condition of very great joy
  • accouterments -- clothes, outfit; a soldier's gear
  • bliss -- great happiness or delight; joy; ecstasy
  • frivolity -- silly behavior

Tom Sawyer Chpter 10

  • dire -- dreadful or terrible
  • lugubrious -- mournful; dejected
  • colossal -- huge; great in scope
  • fetters -- chains or ropes used to prevent escape
  • flogged -- beaten, whipped
  • sublimity -- lofty excellence; grandeur; majesty
  • facility -- ease in doing something

Tom Sawyer Chpter 11

  • gory -- covered by or stained with blood
  • haggard -- worn out or exhausted as from hunger or fatigue
  • conscience -- ability to recognize right from wrong
  • vogue -- leading style or fashion; popularity
  • impudence -- marked by rude boldness or disrespect
  • miscreant -- having very bad morals; wicked
  • inquests -- legal investigations into the cause of death
  • grisly -- ghastly or gruesome
  • infernal -- abominable
  • serene -- calm, peaceful
  • blanched -- turned pale as if by fear or surprise

Tom Sawyer Chpter 12

  • clandestinely -- done in secret
  • avariciously -- greedily; greatly desiring money
  • phrenological -- the study or theory that the conformation of the human head indicates the degree of intelligence and character
  • consternation -- great dismay; paralyzing terror
  • gravity -- seriousness

Tom Sawyer Chpter 13

  • purloined -- stolen
  • countersign -- a sign or signal used in reply; a password given in answer to the challenge of a sentinel
  • foliage -- leaves of a plant
  • waif -- person without a home or friends, especially a neglected child
  • succumb -- give way, yield; die
  • bar (sand bar) -- ridge of sand formed by the action of the tides or current
  • peril -- chance of harm or loss; exposure to danger
  • forsaken -- deserted; abandoned
  • hilt -- the handle of a sword, dagger or tool
  • festooning -- a string or chain of flowers, leaves or ribbons hanging in a curve between two points

Tom Sawyer Chpter 14

  • gaudy -- to bright, cheap and showy to be considered in good taste
  • limpid -- clear or transparent
  • channel -- the deeper part of a waterway
  • frolic -- a merry prank; play; have fun
  • obtruded -- put forward unwanted and unasked; forced upon
  • conflagration -- great and destructive fire
  • regalia -- the emblems or decorations of any society; clothes, especially fine clothing
  • quicksilver -- mercury; a heavy silver, metallic element which is liquid at normal temperatures
  • pervading -- spreading throughout
  • credulous -- too ready to believe; easily deceived
  • ravenous -- very hungry; greedy; rapacious
  • sumptuous -- lavish and costly; magnificent; rich
  • derision -- scornful laughter; ridicule

Tom Sawyer Chpter 15

  • yaw -- turn from a straight course; go unsteadily
  • skiff -- a small, light rowboat
  • bereaved -- left desolate and alone; deprived of; robbed of
  • shoal -- a sand bar which makes the water shallow
  • conjectured -- guessed without sufficient evidence

Tom Sawyer Chpter 16

  • mutinous -- rebellious; not controllable; unruly
  • stupendous -- amazing; marvelous; immense
  • unflagging -- not weakening or failing
  • plausible -- appearing true, reasonable or fair
  • peal -- a loud, long sound
  • Six Nations -- the federation of Iroquois Indian tribes
  • sullen -- silent because of bad humor or anger
  • retching -- vomiting
  • eloquent -- very expressive; speech that has grace and force

Tom Sawyer Chpter 17

  • soliloquized -- talked to oneself
  • loitered -- lingered idly
  • abashed -- embarrassed and confused; uneasy and somewhat ashamed
  • anguished -- suffering very great pain or grief; great emotional distress
  • vestibule -- passage or hall between the outer door and the inside of a building

Tom Sawyer Chpter 18 &19

  • menagerie -- a collection or assortment of animals for exhibition
  • reconciliation -- settlement or arrangement of a disagreement or difference
  • audible -- loud enough to be heard
  • vindictive -- bearing a grudge; wanting revenge
  • soliloquized -- talked to oneself
  • notoriety -- being famous for something bad; ill fame
  • ingenious -- clever, skillful, good at inventing

Tom Sawyer Chpter 2 - 01

  • reposeful -- calm; peaceful
  • taw -- a large fancy marble for shooting; the line from which a player shoots in marbles
  • beguiled -- deceived; deluded; tricked
  • delectable -- greatly pleasing; delightful; enjoyable
  • mulatto -- persons of mixed parentage
  • wended -- proceeded; went along; traveled
  • alacrity -- cheerfulness; willingness; eager
  • delectable -- greatly pleasing; delightful; enjoyable
  • inspiration -- a sudden bright idea or thought
  • reluctance -- unwillingness

Tom Sawyer Chpter 2 - 02

  • tranquility -- peacefulness
  • melodious -- nice and pleasant to hear
  • jeer -- mock; taunt; abuse openly
  • anticipation -- eagerly awaiting an event or occasion
  • ponderously -- ungracefully; laboriously
  • obliged -- obligated; indebted to; mandatory
  • ridicule -- to make fun of something or someone
  • starboard -- the right hand side of a ship as one faces forward
  • dilapidated -- fallen into a state of disrepair; broken-down; in need of repair

Tom Sawyer Chpter 20

  • urchin -- poor ragged child
  • smote (smite) -- strike hard
  • scornful -- showing contempt, mocking
  • lethargy -- drowsy dullness; lack of energy; sluggish inactivity
  • anatomy -- the science studying the structure of animals and plants
  • vengeance -- revenge; punishment in return for a wrong

Tom Sawyer Chpter 21

  • ferule -- stick or ruler for punishing children by striking them on the hand
  • gesticulation -- lively or excited gestures; wild waving of the hands
  • geniality -- the quality of being friendly and cheerful
  • dome -- a rounded top of something; like a rounded roof
  • spasmodic -- occurring very irregularly
  • frivolous -- silly; lacking seriousness; senseless
  • gilded -- covered with a thin layer of gold; made to be bright and shiny
  • dominie -- schoolmaster; clergyman
  • edification -- moral improvement or benefit
  • garret -- space in a house just below a sloping roof

Tom Sawyer Chpter 22

  • incongruous -- not appropriate; out of place
  • abstain -- do without something; refrain
  • mesmerizer -- hypnotist
  • forbearance -- patience; control; not acting out against someone when you have the right to
  • temperance -- exhibiting self-control; being moderate in habits; speech; actions, etc.
  • minstrel -- singer or musician; a white man in make-up appearing as a black man who entertains by song and dance
  • tract -- book or pamphlet on a religious topic
  • convalescent -- recovering health and strength after an illness
  • measles -- an infectious disease characterized by a bad cold, fever, and a breaking out of red spots on the skin

Tom Sawyer Chpter 23

  • stolid -- having or showing little or no emotion or sympathy
  • haggard -- having a wild or wasted look as if from lack of sleep
  • delirium -- a temporary state of mental excitement, confusion, or insanity
  • verdict -- the result of a trial; guilty or innocent
  • perplexity -- being confused, not understanding

Tom Sawyer Chpter 24-26

  • corpse -- a dead body
  • bishop -- a high-ranking member of the church (usually Catholic or Anglican)
  • attrition -- the process of wearing away or breaking down
  • hieroglyphics -- a form of picture writing used by the ancient Egyptians
  • dumb -- unable to speak
  • cipher -- figure out; compute mathematically
  • deaf -- unable to hear
  • tavern -- a saloon, bar, or establishment selling drinks and food; an inn

Tom Sawyer Chpter 28-31

  • labyrinth -- a maze; a winding, twisting path
  • stalagmites -- limestone deposits which are formed from the ground upwards
  • anticipation -- to eagerly await something, some event, or someone
  • embellishment -- added (unnecessary) detail
  • slaughterhouse -- a place where animals are processed for food
  • stile -- a step or set of steps used to climb over a low wall
  • stalactites -- limestone deposits which are formed from the ceiling downwards

Tom Sawyer Chpter 3 - 02

  • felicity -- great happiness, bliss
  • exultation -- joy, triumph, great happiness
  • morosely -- gloomy, depressed, sullen, melancholy
  • dismal -- gloomy, depressing, dreary
  • martyr -- one who sacrifices something very important in order to stand up for ones beliefs or principles
  • audacious -- fearlessly daring, bold, insolent
  • desolate -- deserted, uninhabited; gloomy, dreary, dismal
  • blighted -- declined, decayed, ruined, destroyed
  • perplexed -- puzzled, confused
  • beseeching -- plead, beg, request earnestly

Tom Sawyer Chpter 3 - 01

  • intrepid -- resolutely courageous, fearless, bold
  • clods -- lumps of clay or earth
  • furtive -- sneaky, sly, stealthy
  • balmy -- mild and pleasant
  • virtuous -- possessing the qualities of moral excellence
  • evanescence -- vanishing or likely to vanish; fleeting
  • pliant -- easily bent; flexible; easily persuaded
  • diluted -- watered down, made weak
  • eminence -- a position of great distinction or superiority
  • grotesque -- distorted; strange; bizarre

Tom Sawyer Chpter 32-35

  • contrived -- think up, devise; make up
  • laudations -- praises; honors
  • famished -- extremely hungry
  • mystic -- mysterious; unexplainable
  • chronicle -- a written account or retelling of an event or happening
  • sumac -- a type of bush in the cashew family (some of which are poisonous)
  • magnanimous -- noble or generous

Tom Sawyer Chpter 4 - 01

  • tranquil -- very calm, quiet; free from disturbance
  • convulsion -- a violent shaking
  • scarify -- to mark, damage or scar
  • prospective -- looked forward to as likely or promised; probable; expected
  • contrived -- planned; devised
  • benediction -- a blessing given at the end of a religious service
  • grandeur -- the quality of being grand; splendor; magnificent
  • diligently -- showing painstaking effort; industriously; carefully

Tom Sawyer Chpter 4 - 02

  • awe -- a feeling of wonder or reverence; in respect of
  • edifice -- a large, impressive building or structure
  • prodigious -- very great; huge; vast
  • disconcerted -- upset; perturbed
  • tallow -- hard fat rendered from sheep or cattle used to make soap, candles, and lubricants
  • mien -- way of acting or looking; demeanor; bearing
  • prodigy -- a person endowed with amazing talent, brilliance, etc.
  • eclat -- a brilliant success; fame, glory; applause, approval

Tom Sawyer Chpter 9 - 01

  • perceptible -- noticeable
  • solemnity -- very serious; sacred
  • oppressive -- causing worry or creating a burden
  • ghastly -- horrible; terrifying
  • ensconced -- settled securely
  • ingenuity -- cleverness
  • solemn -- very serious; sacred

Tom Sawyer Chpter 9 - 02

  • pallid -- pale; lacking color
  • stolid -- dull; slow-witted
  • monotonous -- lacking variety
  • ruffian -- a lawless, rowdy person
  • innumerable -- too many to be counted
  • vagrant -- roaming from one place to another without a job

TOM THUMB 01

  • bargain -- an advantageous purchase, especially one acquired at less than the usual cost
  • subterranean -- existing, situated, or operating below the surface of the earth; underground.
  • hearth -- the floor of a fireplace, usually of stone, brick, etc., often extending a short distance into a room.
  • observe -- to see, watch, perceive, or notice
  • appointed -- predetermined; arranged; set
  • exhibited -- to place on show
  • vexation -- the act of vexing or the state of being vexed
  • interrupting -- to stop (a person) in the midst of doing or saying something, especially by an interjected remark
  • peasant -- a member of a class of persons, as in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, who are small farmers or farm laborers of low social rank.
  • sensibly -- having or showing good sense or judgment
  • astonishment -- overpowering wonder or surprise; amazement
  • mocked -- to deceive, delude, or disappoint.
  • contrive -- to bring about or effect by a plan, scheme, or the like; manage
  • remained -- to continue in the same state; continue to be as specified
  • consequence -- the effect, result, or outcome of something occurring earlier

TOM THUMB 02

  • precisely -- definitely or strictly stated, defined, or fixed
  • anguish -- excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain
  • byre -- British; a cow shed.
  • distinctly -- easily sensed or understood; clear; precise
  • misery -- distress or suffering caused by need, privation, or poverty.
  • especially -- particularly; exceptionally; markedly
  • perceived -- to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses
  • misfortune -- adverse fortune; bad luck.
  • courage -- the power or quality of dealing with or facing danger, fear, pain, etc
  • affliction -- a state of pain, distress, or grief; misery
  • dismembered -- to divide into parts; cut to pieces
  • fodder -- coarse food for livestock, composed of entire plants, including leaves, stalks, and grain, of such forages as corn and sorghum.
  • midden -- a dunghill or refuse heap.
  • imp -- a mischievous child
  • unperceived -- to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses

TOM THUMB 03

  • scythe -- an agricultural implement consisting of a long, curving blade fastened at an angle to a handle, for cutting grass, grain, etc., by hand.
  • magnificent -- making a splendid appearance or show; of exceptional beauty, size, etc
  • larder -- a room or place where food is kept; pantry.
  • aroused -- to stir to action or strong response; excite
  • embraced -- to take or clasp in the arms; press to the bosom; hug
  • require -- to have need of; need
  • violent -- acting with or characterized by uncontrolled, strong, rough force
  • hew -- to strike forcibly with an ax, sword, or other cutting instrument; chop; hack.
  • feast -- any rich or abundant meal
  • reckoned -- to count; make a computation or calculation.

TOM THUMB'S TRAVELS 01

  • reflected -- to think, ponder, or meditate
  • inspect -- to look carefully at or over; view closely and critically
  • recommenced -- to begin; start.
  • nimbly -- quick and light in movement; moving with ease; agile; active; rapid
  • thrust -- to push forcibly; shove; put or drive with force
  • thaler -- a former German, Austrian, or Swiss silver coin
  • conceive -- to form a notion or idea of; imagine
  • espied -- to see at a distance; catch sight of.
  • forsooth -- archaic - in truth; indeed
  • crevice -- a crack forming an opening; cleft; rift; fissure.
  • sentries -- a member of a guard or watch.
  • hastily -- moving or acting with haste; speedy; quick; hurried.
  • dispatching -- to send off or away with speed, as a messenger, telegram, body of troops, etc.
  • courage -- the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.
  • thimble -- a small cap, usually of metal, worn over the fingertip to protect it when pushing a needle through cloth in sewing

TOM THUMB'S TRAVELS 02

  • absence -- state of being away or not being present
  • valiant -- boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted
  • prevented -- to keep from occurring; avert; hinder
  • opportunity -- a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success
  • endure -- to hold out against; sustain without impairment or yielding; undergo
  • confined -- limited or restricted.
  • kreuzer -- any of various former copper and silver coins of Germany or Austria
  • adroitly -- expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body

Toomai of the Elephants01

  • bayonets -- a daggerlike steel weapon that is attached to or at the muzzle of a gun and used for stabbing or slashing in hand-to-hand combat.
  • epilepsy -- a disorder of the nervous system, characterized either by mild, episodic loss of attention or sleepiness (petit mal) or by severe convulsions with loss of consciousness (grand mal).
  • insubordinate -- not submitting to authority; disobedient
  • trumpeting -- something used as or resembling a trumpet, especially in sound.
  • sickle -- an implement for cutting grain, grass, etc., consisting of a curved, hooklike blade mounted in a short handle.
  • untainted (tain -- a trace of something bad, offensive, or harmful.
  • mortar -- a cannon very short in proportion to its bore, for throwing shells at high angles.
  • balks -- to stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed or to do something specified
  • stockade -- a defensive barrier consisting of strong posts or timbers fixed upright in the ground
  • brute -- a nonhuman creature; beast.
  • lairs -- a den or resting place of a wild animal
  • hoisted -- to raise or lift, especially by some mechanical appliance
  • starvation -- the act or state of starving; condition of being starved.
  • preserved -- to keep alive or in existence; make lasting
  • pandemonium -- wild uproar or unrestrained disorder; tumult or chaos

Toomai of the Elephants02

  • rajah -- a king or prince in India.
  • barracks -- a building or group of buildings for lodging soldiers, especially in garrison.
  • fidgeting -- to move about restlessly, nervously, or impatiently
  • lull -- to put to sleep or rest by soothing means
  • mahouts -- the keeper or driver of an elephant, especially in India and the East Indies.
  • processions -- the act of moving along or proceeding in orderly succession or in a formal and ceremonious manner, as a line of people, animals, vehicles, etc.
  • forage -- food for horses or cattle; fodder; provender
  • quivering -- to shake with a slight but rapid motion; vibrate tremulously; tremble.
  • tethered -- a rope, chain, or the like, by which an animal is fastened to a fixed object so as to limit its range of movement.
  • quoting -- to repeat (a passage, phrase, etc.) from a book, speech, or the like, as by way of authority, illustration, etc.
  • howdah -- (in the East Indies) a seat or platform for one or more persons, commonly with a railing and a canopy, placed on the back of an elephant.
  • bazaar -- a marketplace or shopping quarter, especially one in the Middle East.
  • hullabaloo -- a clamorous noise or disturbance; uproar
  • encouragement -- the act of encouraging.
  • salute -- to pay respect to or honor by some formal act, as by raising the right hand to the side of the headgear, presenting arms, firing cannon, dipping colors, etc

Toomai of the Elephants03

  • trodden -- a past participle of tread.
  • thatch -- Also, thatching. a material, as straw, rushes, leaves, or the like, used to cover roofs, grain stacks, etc.
  • possessed -- spurred or moved by a strong feeling, madness, or a supernatural power
  • wrangling -- to argue or dispute, especially in a noisy or angry manner
  • scolding -- the action of a person who scolds; a rebuke; reproof
  • pension -- a fixed amount, other than wages, paid at regular intervals to a person or to the person's surviving dependents in consideration of past services, age, merit, poverty, injury or loss sustained, etc
  • molt -- (of birds, insects, reptiles, etc.) to cast or shed the feathers, skin, or the like, that will be replaced by a new growth.
  • prod -- to poke or jab with or as if with something pointed
  • ford -- a place where a river or other body of water is shallow enough to be crossed by wading.
  • meddle -- to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwantedly
  • grievances -- a wrong considered as grounds for complaint, or something believed to cause distress
  • boasts -- to speak with exaggeration and excessive pride, especially about oneself
  • behooves -- to be necessary or proper for, as for moral or ethical considerations; be incumbent on
  • fodder -- coarse food for livestock, composed of entire plants, including leaves, stalks, and grain, of such forages as corn and sorghum.
  • trampled -- to tread heavily, roughly, or crushingly

Toomai of the Elephants04

  • crest -- the highest part of a hill or mountain range; summit
  • flank -- the side of an animal or a person between the ribs and hip
  • enormous -- greatly exceeding the common size, extent, etc
  • gigantic -- very large; huge
  • revel -- to take great pleasure or delight
  • absolutely -- without exception; completely; wholly; entirely
  • pistons -- a disk or cylindrical part tightly fitting and moving within a cylinder, either to compress or move a fluid collected in the cylinder
  • chafing -- to irritate; annoy
  • assembly -- a group of persons gathered together, usually for a particular purpose, whether religious, political, educational, or social
  • irregular -- without symmetry, even shape, formal arrangement, etc.
  • coir -- the prepared fiber of the husk of the coconut fruit, used in making rope, matting, etc.
  • ascent -- movement upward from a lower to a higher state, degree, grade, or status; advancement
  • weals -- well-being, prosperity, or happiness
  • incessant -- continuing without interruption; ceaseless; unending
  • lullaby -- a song used to lull a child to sleep; cradlesong

Toomai of the Elephants05

  • contentedly -- accepting one's situation or life with equanimity and satisfaction
  • tramping -- to tread or walk with a firm, heavy, resounding step.
  • shambled -- to walk or go awkwardly; shuffle.
  • initiated -- to begin, set going, or originate
  • strides -- to walk with long steps, as with vigor, haste, impatience, or arrogance.
  • mired -- a tract or area of wet, swampy ground; bog; marsh
  • fathom -- a unit of length equal to six feet (1.8 meters)
  • surge -- a strong, wavelike, forward movement, rush, or sweep
  • establishment -- the act of establishing or state of being established

White Fang Chp 1 - Part 1

  • desolation -- devastation; ruin
  • spectral -- of or pertaining to a specter; ghostly; phantom
  • exaltation -- the act of exalting
  • toil -- hard and continuous work; exhausting labor or effort
  • decree -- a formal and authoritative order, especially one having the force of law
  • infallibility -- the quality of being infallible, or of being absolutely trustworthy
  • ardor -- great warmth of feeling; fervor; passion
  • menacingly -- something that threatens to cause evil, harm, injury, etc.; a threat

White Fang Chp 1 - Part 2

  • precipitately -- to hasten the occurrence of; bring about prematurely, hastily, or suddenly
  • dwindle -- to become smaller and smaller; shrink; waste away
  • sapling -- a young tree
  • compel -- to force or drive, especially to a course of action
  • famine -- extreme and general scarcity of food, as in a country or a large geographical area
  • quarry -- an excavation or pit, usually open to the air, from which building stone, slate, or the like, is obtained by cutting, blasting, etc
  • founts -- a spring of water; fountain
  • haunches -- a hindquarter of an animal

White Fang Chp 1 - Part 3

  • impel -- to drive or urge forward; press on; incite or constrain to action.
  • stupendous -- causing amazement; astounding; marvelous
  • colossal -- extraordinarily great in size, extent, or degree; gigantic; huge
  • malignant -- disposed to cause harm, suffering, or distress deliberately; feeling or showing ill will or hatred
  • ostentatious -- characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others

White Fang Chp 1 - Pt 4&5

  • fester -- to form pus; generate purulent matter; suppurate
  • malice -- desire to inflict injury, harm, or suffering on another, either because of a hostile impulse or out of deep-seated meanness
  • vendetta -- a private feud in which the members of the family of a murdered person seek to avenge the murder by killing the slayer or one of the slayer's relatives, especially such vengeance as once practiced in
  • remote -- far apart; far distant in space; situated at some distance away
  • inflict -- to impose as something that must be borne or suffered
  • implacable -- not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified; inexorable
  • impending -- about to happen; imminent
  • commensurate -- having the same measure; of equal extent or duration
  • formidable -- causing fear, apprehension, or dread
  • calamity -- a great misfortune or disaster, as a flood or serious injury

White Fang Chp 2 Part 1

  • surge -- a strong, wavelike, forward movement, rush, or sweep
  • epitaph -- a commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument about the person buried at that site
  • wistfulness -- characterized by melancholy; longing; yearning
  • lash -- the flexible part of a whip; the section of cord or the like forming the extremity of a whip
  • cavort -- to prance or caper about
  • scrutiny -- a searching examination or investigation; minute inquiry
  • decoy -- a person who entices or lures another person or thing, as into danger, a trap, or the like
  • emit -- to send forth (liquid, light, heat, sound, particles, etc.); discharge
  • marauder -- to roam or go around in quest of plunder; make a raid for booty

White Fang Chp 2 Part 2

  • repress -- to press again or anew
  • solicitous -- anxious or concerned
  • ptarmigan -- any of several grouses of the genus Lagopus, of mountainous and cold northern regions, having feathered feet
  • emit -- to send forth (liquid, light, heat, sound, particles, etc.); discharge
  • imperative -- absolutely necessary or required; unavoidable
  • inert -- having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance (opposed to active):
  • unscathed -- not scathed; unharmed; uninjured
  • progeny -- a descendant or offspring, as a child, plant, or animal
  • impregnable -- strong enough to resist or withstand attack; not to be taken by force, unconquerable

White Fang Chp 2 Part 3

  • indubitably -- that cannot be doubted; patently evident or certain; unquestionable.
  • wraith -- an apparition of a living person supposed to portend his or her death
  • wrathfully -- very angry; ireful; full of wrath
  • vindicate -- to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like
  • morose -- gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood

White Fang Chp 2 Part 4

  • prodigious -- extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.
  • malarial -- any of a group of diseases, usually intermittent or remittent, characterized by attacks of chills, fever, and sweating
  • snivel -- to affect a tearful state; whine
  • prowess -- exceptional valor, bravery, or ability, especially in combat or battle.
  • clout -- a blow, especially with the hand; cuff
  • sniveling -- to weep or cry with sniffling
  • culmination -- the act or fact of culminating.

White Fang Chp 2 Part 5

  • culmination -- the act or fact of culminating.
  • writhe -- to twist the body about, or squirm, as in pain, violent effort, etc.
  • porte-cochere -- a covered carriage entrance leading into a courtyard
  • prodigious -- extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.
  • trod -- a simple past tense and past participle of tread

White Fang Chp 4 Part 4

  • flourish -- to be in a vigorous state; thrive
  • wistfully -- characterized by melancholy; longing; yearning
  • prosperous -- ving or characterized by financial success or good fortune; flourishing; successful
  • belligerent -- warlike; given to waging war
  • aversion -- a strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy

White Fang Chp 5&6 Pt 5&4

  • avaricious -- characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous
  • lurk -- to lie or wait in concealment, as a person in ambush; remain in or around a place secretly or furtively
  • ignominious -- marked by or attended with ignominy; discreditable; humiliating
  • incorrigible -- not corrigible; bad beyond correction or reform
  • mauling -- a heavy hammer, as for driving stakes or wedges
  • redeem -- to buy or pay off; clear by payment
  • wrath -- strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation; ire.
  • differentiate -- to form or mark differently from other such things; distinguish

White Fang Chp3 Part 5

  • tyranny -- arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority.
  • myriad -- a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things.
  • suppress -- to put an end to the activities of (a person, body of persons, etc.)
  • retaliation -- the act of retaliating; return of like for like; reprisal
  • caress -- an act or gesture expressing affection, as an embrace or kiss, especially a light stroking or touching
  • intricacies -- intricate character or state
  • condescension -- an act or instance of condescending
  • effusively -- unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve: effusive greetings; an effusive person
  • meritorious -- deserving praise, reward, esteem, etc.; praiseworthy
  • perilous -- involving or full of grave risk or peril; hazardous; dangerous

White Fang Chp3 Pt1234

  • facetious -- not meant to be taken seriously or literally
  • writhing -- to twist the body about, or squirm, as in pain, violent effort, etc.
  • carnivorous -- flesh-eating
  • fiend -- Satan; the devil.
  • auspiciously -- promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable
  • scorch -- to affect the color, taste, etc., of by burning slightly
  • impulsion -- the act of impelling, driving onward, or pushing
  • tutelage -- the act of guarding, protecting, or guiding; office or function of a guardian; guardianship
  • gloat -- to look at or think about with great or excessive, often smug or malicious, satisfaction
  • rouse -- to bring out of a state of sleep, unconsciousness, inactivity, fancied security, apathy, depression, etc
  • fagots -- a bundle of sticks, twigs, or branches bound together and used as fuel, a fascine, a torch, etc
  • sanguinary -- full of or characterized by bloodshed; bloody
  • susceptibility -- state or character of being susceptible

White Fang Chp4 Part23

  • plod -- to walk heavily or move laboriously; trudge
  • spasmodically -- pertaining to or of the nature of a spasm; characterized by spasms
  • pottage -- a thick soup made of vegetables, with or without meat
  • guise -- general external appearance; aspect; semblance
  • intermittently -- stopping or ceasing for a time; alternately ceasing and beginning again
  • clamor -- a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people
  • suppress -- to put an end to the activities of (a person, body of persons, etc.):
  • thicket -- a thick or dense growth of shrubs, bushes, or small trees; a thick coppice
  • gyration -- the act of gyrating; circular or spiral motion; revolution; rotation; whirling.
  • facetious -- not meant to be taken seriously or literally
  • remuneration -- the act of remunerating
  • equilibrium -- a state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces

White Fang Chp5 Pt 234

  • reprove -- to prove again
  • tyrant -- a sovereign or other ruler who uses power oppressively or unjustly
  • indomitable -- that cannot be subdued or overcome, as persons, will, or courage; unconquerable
  • menacingly -- a person whose actions, attitudes, or ideas are considered dangerous or harmful
  • furtive -- taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth; secret
  • ignominiously -- marked by or attended with ignominy; discreditable; humiliating
  • belligerent -- of warlike character; aggressively hostile; bellicose
  • vigilant -- keenly watchful to detect danger; wary
  • malignant -- disposed to cause harm, suffering, or distress deliberately; feeling or showing ill will or hatred
  • invariably -- not variable; not changing or capable of being changed; static or constant
  • quest -- a search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something
  • sacrilegious -- pertaining to or involving sacrilege
  • oblivious -- unmindful; unconscious; unaware
  • endure -- to hold out against; sustain without impairment or yielding; undergo
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