Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, Vocabulary List Chapters 25-27

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Vocabulary List

  1. collision | see definition»

    a crash in which two or more things or people hit each other

    "You mean we might have a collision?"

  2. craggy | see definition»

    having many steep rocks or cliffs

    A great, craggy mountain made entirely of fudge, with Oompa-Loompas (all roped together for safety) hacking huge hunks of fudge out of its sides.

  3. dose | see definition»

    a measured amount to be used at one time

    "I suppose it's all right in small doses, but children never seem to be able to take it in small doses."

  4. elastic | see definition»

    capable of returning to original shape or size after being stretched, pressed, or squeezed together

    But small boys are extremely springy and elastic.

  5. gallant | see definition»

    having or showing honor, generosity, and courtesy

    "Take my hand, madam," said Mr. Wonka gallantly.

  6. ghastly | see definition»

    very shocking or horrible

    Until they're absolutely drunk with all that shocking ghastly junk."

  7. install | see definition»

    to put in place for use or service

    "Or better still, just don't install the idiotic thing at all."

  8. invent | see definition»

    to create or produce (something useful) for the first time

    "How used they keep themselves contented before this monster was invented?"

  9. loll | see definition»

    to lie around lazily

    "They loll and stop and lounge about, and stare until their eyes pop out."

  10. luminous | see definition»

    producing or seeming to produce light

    Luminous lollies for eating in bed at night.

  11. precipice | see definition»

    a very steep side of a mountain or cliff

    Then suddenly, as though it had come to the top of the hill and gone over a precipice, it dropped like a stone.

  12. swerve | see definition»

    to turn aside suddenly from a straight line or course

    But just as they were staggering to their feet, the lift changed direction and swerved violently round a corner.

  13. tamper | see definition»

    to interfere or change in a secret or incorrect way

    "There is dangerous stuff around in here and you must not tamper with it."

  14. wriggle | see definition»

    to twist or move like a worm : SQUIRM, WIGGLE

    Wriggle-sweets that wriggle delightfully in your tummy after swallowing.

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