Greenglass House by Kate Milford Vocabulary List, Chapters 10-12

Greenglass House vocabulary words for chapters 10-12

  1. agony | see definition»

    extreme mental or physical pain

    She unwrapped it with agonizing slowness.

  2. condensation | see definition»

    small drops of water that form on a cold surface

    The window had six panes all fogged up with condensation, and it took up most of the picture.

  3. evasive | see definition»

    not honest or direct

    Her reasoning made sense, but now she sounded a little evasive.

  4. excursion | see definition»

    a short trip especially for pleasure

    The events of his late-night excursion came flooding back.

  5. forgery | see definition»

    something that is falsely made or copied in order to deceive people : something that is forged

    "...A big part of creating a good forgery is making certain that there are no parts of the work that stand out from the rest..."

  6. hospitable | see definition»

    generous and friendly to guests or visitors

    Owen smiled. “It’s the least I can do, ma’am. Everyone’s been so hospitable.”

  7. intrepid | see definition»

    feeling no fear : very bold or brave

    "...You, or perhaps our intrepid hosts. Certainly one of you must know the answer. I’m finished with these games.”

  8. obscure | see definition»

    difficult to understand : likely to be understood by only a few people

    “Why on earth do you think anyone would go to the trouble of stealing notes on such an obscure thing?”

  9. poise | see definition»

    a natural self-confident manner

    For the first time since she’d arrived at the inn, her easy poise seemed to have left her.

  10. priority | see definition»

    something that is more important than other things and that needs to be done or dealt with first

    “It was said that Deacon and Morvengarde had made Holystone their top priority; this, in a city in which they already had more agents than any other.”

  11. suspense | see definition»

    a feeling or state of nervousness or excitement caused by wondering what will happen

    “Well, don’t keep me in suspense,” Sirin hissed. “Who is it?”

  12. wince | see definition»

    to have an expression on your face for a very short time which shows that you are embarrassed or in pain

    The noise was loud enough to make them both wince.

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