Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, Vocabulary List Chapters 17-20

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Vocabulary List

  1. balmy | see definition»

    crazy or foolish

    "He's balmy!"

  2. brigade | see definition»

    a group of persons organized for acting together

    "Call the fire brigade!"

  3. gall | see definition»

    extreme boldness or rudeness

    "We boil him for a minute more, until we're absolutely sure that all the greed and all the gall is boiled away once and all."

  4. gradual | see definition»

    moving or changing in small amounts : happening in a slow way over a long period of time

    Gradually, the mixture began to froth.

  5. grudge | see definition»

    a feeling of anger or dislike towards someone usually that lasts a long time

    "For who could hate or bear a grudge against a luscious bit of fudge?"

  6. haste | see definition»

    quickness of motion or action : SPEED

    "He left a most disgusting taste inside our mouths, and so in haste we chose a thing that, come what may, would take the nasty taste away."

  7. indignant | see definition»

    filled with or expressing anger caused by something unjust or unworthy

    "They most certainly would!" cried Mr. Gloop indignantly.

  8. infantile | see definition»

    showing the less pleasing qualities (as silliness) often thought to be those of children

    "But this revolting boy of course, was so unutterably vile; so greedy, foul, and infantile."

  9. meddle | see definition»

    to be overly involved in someone else's business

    "No touching, no meddling, and no tasting!"

  10. liable | see definition»

    very possibly going to happen

    "He's liable to get poured out into the fudge boiler, and that really would be a disaster, wouldn't it?"

  11. loathe | see definition»

    to dislike greatly

    "This boy, who only just before was loathed by men from shore to shore."

  12. peer | see definition»

    to look curiously or carefully

    Then he peered anxiously through the glass door of a gigantic oven.

  13. poach | see definition»

    to hunt or fish unlawfully

    "Just as a poached egg isn't a poached egg unless it's been stolen from the woods in the dead of night!"

  14. sensational | see definition»

    very or unexpectedly excellent

    "It's a stick of the most amazing and fabulous and sensational gum in the world!"

  15. simmer | see definition»

    to cook gently at or just below the boiling point

    "All my most secret new inventions are cooking and simmering in here!"

  16. slosh | see definition»

    to move with a splashing motion

    And in every single tube the runny stuff was of a different color, so that all the colors of the rainbow (and many others as well) came sloshing and splashing into the tub.

  17. vile | see definition»

    very bad or unpleasant

    "But this revolting boy of course, was so unutterably vile; so greedy, foul, and infantile."

  18. wretched | see definition»

    : very unhappy or unfortunate : suffering greatly

    But while he was doing this, the wretched boy was being sucked close and closer towards the mouth of one of the great pipes that was dangling down into the river.

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