Framed! by James Ponti Chapters 5-11

Framed! Vocabulary List

  1. chronic | see definition»

    continuing for a long time or returning often

    "Well, sir, I know that you have a chronically sore back," I said.

  2. clandestine | see definition»

    done in a private place or way : done secretly

    "In two days he's helped us locate over sixty-five million dollars in stolen art and quite possibly uncovered a clandestine spying operation being run by the Chinese government."

  3. compelling | see definition»

    capable of causing someone to believe or agree

    "It's compelling."

  4. compensate | see definition»

    to give money to make up for something

    "I'm sure there's a way we can compensate you for your services."

  5. consult | see definition»

    to give professional advice to a person, organization, or company for a fee

    "He consults with us and I've asked him to help."

  6. disorient | see definition»

    to make (someone) lost or confused

    The most disorienting part was the amazing aroma that filled the air.

  7. eavesdrop | see definition»

    to listen secretly to private conversation

    I wished the monitors had sound so I could eavesdrop.

  8. evidence | see definition»

    material presented to a court to help find the truth about something

    "I'm pretty sure they'd want evidence of something... you know... criminal."

  9. fidelity | see definition»

    the quality or state of being true and constant in support of someone or something

    There was Fidelity, featuring an eagle soaring over the Grand Canyon.

  10. flustered | see definition»

    upset or nervous

    "Well... sir," I replied, flustered.

  11. infiltrate | see definition»

    to secretly enter or join (something, such as a group or an organization) in order to get information or do harm

    "Imagine that you're a spy who wants to infiltrate the CIA."

  12. insignificant | see definition»

    not important

    "TOAST considers small, seemingly insignificant details that when added together reveal hidden truths," I said.

  13. integrity | see definition»

    total honesty and sincerity

    Integrity, with George Washington taking the oath of office.

  14. intrigued | see definition»

    having one's interest, desire, or curiosity strongly aroused

    Agent Rivers was intrigued by my story of the man in the European shoes.

  15. meticulous | see definition»

    very careful about doing something in an extremely accurate and exact way

    I was amazed by how meticulously they worked.

  16. monumental | see definition»

    very great or extreme

    "That would be monumentally bad."

  17. paralyzed | see definition»

    rendered incapable of movement or action

    (Whether we were keeping cool or momentarily paralyzed by fear is open for debate.)

  18. pardon | see definition»

    forgiveness for wrong or rude behavior

    "So if you'll pardon me, I don't have time for any small talk."

  19. recount | see definition»

    to tell all about : NARRATE

    "We're listening to a child recount insignificant information."

  20. scour | see definition»

    to go or move swiftly about, over, or through in search of something

    Since the prime suspect left with nothing in his possession, everyone was scouring the building to see if the paintings had been hidden in the museum.

  21. sinister | see definition»

    threatening evil, harm, or danger

    Skylights normally gave the hallway a bright, sunny feel, but now there were sinister shadows and pockets of total darkness.

  22. speculation | see definition»

    ideas or guesses about something that is not known

    "Yes, but you're using it to make wild speculation," I said.

  23. surreal | see definition»

    very strange or unusual : having the quality of a dream

    Everything was surreal.

  24. testify | see definition»

    to make a formal statement of something sworn to be true

    "We're not asking them to testify in court."

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