A Crack in the Sea by H.M. Bouwman Part 2 Chapters 7-10

A Crack in the Sea Vocabulary List

  1. churn | see definition»

    to feel the effects of an emotion (as fear)

    Pip put down the bread, stomach churning with worry.

  2. confide | see definition»

    to tell (something that is secret or private) to someone you trust

    "Some people say that she's going to come back someday," he confided.

  3. dusky | see definition»

    somewhat dark

    Then gliding away until they were merely a dusky blur and then a dot and then, finally altogether gone.

  4. frantic | see definition»

    feeling or showing a lot of fear and worry

    Other than missing Kinchen and Old Ren -and worrying that they were frantic- he was, in face, having a wonderful time here.

  5. glower | see definition»

    to look at someone or something in an angry way

    The king glowered.

  6. hermetic | see definition»

    marked by withdrawal from society : SOLITARY

    Old Ren thought hiding was a bad idea but, being somewhat hermetic himself, hadn't pushed Pip to meet people.

  7. inquire | see definition»

    asking questions : wanting to learn more

    Jupiter, on one of his periodic bench breaks, glanced up inquiringly.

  8. meander | see definition»

    to walk slowly without a specific goal, purpose, or direction

    As Jupiter nodded at and Pip waved at various people they passed on their meandering.

  9. megalomania | see definition»

    a condition or mental illness that causes people to think that they have great or unlimited power or importance

    "I've known you since you were born, Putnam, and you've never been one for megalomania."

  10. perceptive | see definition»

    having or showing an ability to understand or notice something easily or quickly

    "You're a perceptive kid."

  11. silhouette | see definition»

    a dark shape in front of a light background

    He towered over them in an almost silhouette.

  12. stagger | see definition»

    to move or cause (someone) to move unsteadily from side to side

    Pip staggered to his feet and dragged himself to his own bed.

  13. surmise | see definition»

    to form an opinion about something without definitely knowing the truth : guess

    He was surmising, based on what the Raft King had said - and his own knowledge.

  14. tinge | see definition»

    a slight color, flavor, or quality

    It was good, higher rising than bread on the Islands - and with a green tinge.

  15. undulate | see definition»

    to move or be shaped like waves

    As Pip stood on the slightly undulating Raft and felt the ocean breathe beneath him.

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