A Crack in the Sea by H.M. Bouwman Part 1 Chapters 4-6

A Crack in the Sea Vocabulary List

  1. ample | see definition»

    enough or more than enough of what is needed

    He wouldn't say what it was, just that it would amply compensate your grandfather for any lost help around the house or fields.

  2. bamboozle | see definition»

    to trick or confuse (someone)

    "But I've been bamboozled"

  3. bulge | see definition»

    to swell, curve outward, or stick out

    Between the dresser and the door, on the floor, lay a bulging burlap sack.

  4. competent | see definition»

    able to do something well

    If you feel, as I now do, however that he is not a competent caregiver, I will be happy to find you acceptable housing in town.

  5. exasperated | see definition»

    having or showing strong feelings of irritation or annoyance

    And Kinchen could feel herself getting exasperated.

  6. falter | see definition»

    to hesitate in speech

    Kinchen glared and the governor faltered, then continued.

  7. frenzy | see definition»

    great and often wild or uncontrolled activity

    Not realizing that it might look like he was floating in the middle of a feeding frenzy or something.

  8. grimace | see definition»

    to twist the face

    She flipped her head around the room again, grimacing at the sudden, sharp headache.

  9. lag | see definition»

    to move or advance slowly or more slowly than others

    The governor and Kinchen lagged behind.

  10. linger | see definition»

    to continue to exist as time passes

    The fuzzy sheep's wool feeling still lingered in her mouth.

  11. lunge | see definition»

    to move or reach forward in a sudden, forceful way

    Taking a deep breath, she lunged for the dresser.

  12. obey | see definition»

    to do what someone tells you to do or what a rule, law, etc., says you must do

    "The fish obey him."

  13. scold | see definition»

    to find fault with or criticize in an angry way

    She was probably scolding the governor for letting Pip show his gift to the Raft King.

  14. scorn | see definition»

    a strong feeling of disgust and anger

    Kinchen couldn't keep the scorn out of her voice.

  15. scrawl | see definition»

    something written carelessly or without skill

    At first the letters on the page didn't look like anything, just scrawls that kept going in and out of focus.

  16. swindle | see definition»

    to get money or property from dishonestly : CHEAT

    "The Raft King swindled me."

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