Greenglass House by Kate Milford Vocabulary List, Chapters 13-15

Greenglass House vocabulary words for chapters 13-15

  1. arrogant | see definition»

    having or showing the insulting attitude of people who believe that they are better, smarter, or more important than other people :having or showing arrogance

    The Devil, who is not usually arrogant, almost never loses.

  2. billow | see definition»

    to be pushed outward by air

    The colors were subtle and varied, and the forms the shapes built were fluid and seemed to have motion of their own, from the frothing water at the bow of the clipper to the sails billowing in the wind.

  3. clamber | see definition»

    to climb or crawl in an awkward way

    Milo clambered into bed and pulled the patchwork blanket up to his chin.

  4. consolation | see definition»

    something that makes a person feel less sadness, disappointment, etc.

    “I think only people I show myself to can hear me. But I’m sure you looked less crazy than some of the other nutters here,” she offered. “If that’s any consolation.”

  5. contend | see definition»

    to deal with (something difficult or unpleasant)

    "...Actually,” she snapped, “don’t bother. Please just pack up your things and go. You’ll have to figure out how to contend with the weather on your own.”

  6. indignant | see definition»

    feeling or showing anger because of something that is unfair or wrong : very angry

    When someone asked her a direct question, she answered, but Mrs. Hereward was so loudly indignant that this hadn’t happened very often.

  7. peculiar | see definition»

    not usual or normal

    Still, it’s happened, though it’s a rare and peculiar thing when it does.

  8. stern | see definition»

    hard and severe in nature or manner : very strict and serious

    She fixed him with a stern look.

  9. unceremonious | see definition»

    happening or done very suddenly and quickly with no effort to be careful or polite

    “Sneaky, aren’t we?” Mr. Vinge observed as the man carried Milo into the living room and dropped him unceremoniously onto the rag rug before the fireplace.

  10. wary | see definition»

    not having or showing complete trust in someone or something that could be dangerous or cause trouble

    Trigemine knew enough about Blister to be wary of him, but even if he hadn’t, no mere peddler would’ve been summoned to help with this task.

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