A Crack in the Sea by H.M. Bouwman Part 6 Chapters 4-8

A Crack in the Sea Vocabulary List

  1. adapt | see definition»

    to change your behavior so that it is easier to live in a particular place or situation

    "We'll figure something out again, and adapt again."

  2. astonishing | see definition»

    causing a feeling of great surprise or wonder : SURPRISING

    And -not astonishingly- they did not want to go to the first world.

  3. bypass | see definition»

    to make a detour around

    "You've bypassed the camp."

  4. civility | see definition»

    polite behavior

    She held her frondlike arms with the same civility.

  5. constantly | see definition»

    happening all the time or very often over a period of time

    Neither could Caesar, who thought-muttered constantly: Can't make it out.

  6. converse | see definition»

    to talk to another person or to other people

    Pip and the creature conversed for some time while the others waited.

  7. elongate | see definition»

    to make or grow longer

    They all looked out toward the odd elongated patch of light.

  8. emphatic | see definition»

    spoken or done forcefully

    He will, said Kinchen emphatically.

  9. formal | see definition»

    arranged in a very orderly and regular way

    The Raftworlders had taken a formal vote, finalizing their wishes.

  10. incline | see definition»

    to cause to bend or lean

    He inclined his head.

  11. keen | see definition»

    very strong and sensitive : highly developed

    He felt his gift keenly here.

  12. negotiate | see definition»

    to be successful in getting around, through, or over

    He paused as they negotiated some children's toys spread over the path.

  13. salvation | see definition»

    something that saves from danger or difficulty

    And finally he told of their salvation through the open doorway.

  14. solemn | see definition»

    being serious and dignified in appearance or behavior

    "Yes." she seemed serious, almost solemn.

  15. trial | see definition»

    a test of someone's ability to do or endure something

    He told of the trials at sea and how he lost his temper and how Uncle Truc forgave him.

  16. verge | see definition»

    a point or place of beginning or entering

    Thanh could see that Sang was on the verge of tears.

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