A Crack in the Sea by H.M. Bouwman Part 4 Chapters 1-4

A Crack in the Sea Vocabulary List

  1. admit | see definition»

    to say usually in an unwilling way that you accept or do not deny the truth or existence of (something)

    She had to admit, Caesar's favorite word seemed finally appropriate.

  2. din | see definition»

    loud confused noise

    And the old storyteller, above the din, bellowed one loud call.

  3. eon | see definition»

    a very long period of time — usually plural

    It took me an eon to make that choice and to return here.

  4. exile | see definition»

    to force (someone) to leave his or her own country

    "Don't think you have to exile yourself to the Islands."

  5. jaunty | see definition»

    lively in manner or appearance

    She simply waved her jaunty wave and grinned at them.

  6. persuade | see definition»

    to win over to a belief or way of acting : CONVINCE

    "To rescue someone and to persuade the Raft King not to be stupid."

  7. pertinent | see definition»

    relating to the subject that is being thought about or discussed : RELEVANT

    It wasn't the most pertinent question, but it was the only one that came out.

  8. plod | see definition»

    to move or travel slowly but steadily

    Children practicing scales in the plodding way people do when they would rather be elsewhere.

  9. poised | see definition»

    not moving but ready to move

    When the girls rose from the water, dripping, the guitar-harp player with her thumbs and forefingers poised around the still-vibrating strings.

  10. profound | see definition»

    requiring deep thought or wisdom

    "Pip has had far more profound conversations with him than I ever did."

  11. retreat | see definition»

    to go to a place of privacy or safety

    It's possible that Kinchen might have made it all the way to Raftworld -maybe- if Raftworld hadn't been retreating as she swam.

  12. scrounge | see definition»

    to get as needed by or as if by foraging, scavenging, or borrowing

    There hadn't been time to scrounge for more supplies.

  13. spasm | see definition»

    a sudden, strong, and temporary effort, emotion, or outburst

    Ren coughed, phlegmy spasms that made him prop his hands on his thighs and lean forward.

  14. traverse | see definition»

    to pass through, across, or over

    They traversed the long limb until they reached the mantle of the creature, the top of which now rose above the water's surface.

  15. utterly | see definition»

    to an absolute or extreme degree : to the full extent

    She lay on her back, utterly exhausted, thinking about her options.

  16. vault | see definition»

    an act of springing up or over : JUMP

    Each step was a leap, and each landing took them a graceful vault closer to Raftworld.

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