I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted, Vocabulary List Chapters 14-16

I Love You, Michael Collins Vocabulary List

  1. abrupt | see definition»

    very sudden and not expected

    My dad abruptly got up from the table.

  2. affection | see definition»

    a feeling of liking and caring for someone or something

    Sometimes people say that about another person with affection in their voice.

  3. awe | see definition»

    a feeling of mixed fear, respect, and wonder

    His mouth was hanging open, something like awe on his face.

  4. battered | see definition»

    worn down or injured by hard use

    It was the battered brown leather one that's always his when we go to Lake George every other year.

  5. billow | see definition»

    to move as a large cloud or mass

    There was so much billowing smoke and fire.

  6. cautious | see definition»

    showing or using care to avoid trouble or danger

    And yet, somehow, cautious.

  7. casual | see definition»

    designed for or permitting ordinary dress, behavior, etc. : not formal

    But going somewhere dressed in casual clothes and trailing a suitcase?

  8. concede | see definition»

    to admit to be true

    "Well, yeah," she conceded.

  9. disgruntled | see definition»

    unhappy and annoyed

    I thought Buster deserved better than a disgruntled "Who else?"

  10. dread | see definition»

    to fear or dislike greatly

    That's when a dreaded word entered my brain and that word is Divorce.

  11. giddy | see definition»

    feeling and showing great happiness and joy

    Even giddy as I was feeling, I didn't want to waste any of that forty dollars that I didn't have to.

  12. groggy | see definition»

    weak, dazed, and unsteady

    "What is it?" she said, groggy, staring with one eye shut at her alarm clock.

  13. lunge | see definition»

    to move or reach forward in a sudden, forceful way

    This time my dad didn't lunge for it.

  14. nifty | see definition»

    very unusual and attractive

    In fact, I had never had one before and it was quite a treat, seeing my meal all laid out in four nifty little compartments.

  15. plumb | see definition»

    to a complete degree : completely

    I was just plumb relieved.

  16. procedure | see definition»

    an action or series of actions for doing or accomplishing something

    You follow proper procedure.

  17. prospect | see definition»

    something that is waited for or expected : POSSIBILITY

    Bess, being perhaps less enthusiastic than I was at the prospect of a TV dinner, asked if she could go out with Vinny instead.

  18. quantity | see definition»

    a large number or amount

    It was a little thrilling, seeing the quantity of selections there.

  19. scorn | see definition»

    a strong feeling of disgust and anger

    "Bess?" I couldn't keep the scorn out of my voice.

  20. sheer | see definition»

    complete and total : ABSOLUTE

    And just like that, relief at having shared my problem with a friend turned to sheer terror.

  21. sigh | see definition»

    to take in and let out a long, loud breath in a way that shows you are bored, disappointed, relieved, etc.

    He sighed, indicated the bowl and spoon in the sink with his chin.

  22. simulation | see definition»

    something that is made to look, feel, or behave like something else especially so that it can be studied or used to train people

    At least at home I can turn on the TV and see simulations.

  23. swerve | see definition»

    to turn aside suddenly from a straight line or course

    With the distracting swerving pitcher out of the picture, I could now see that Buster's great mind had thought like mine.

  24. urgent | see definition»

    having or showing a sense of requiring immediate action

    "But she's okay?" he asked urgently.

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