Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers by Anna James Chapters 19-21

The Bookwanderers Vocabulary List

  1. abridged | see definition»

    shortened or condensed especially by the omission of words or passages

    "Sorry for the lack of notice, but do you have time for an induction, even if it's just the abridged version?"

  2. awry | see definition»

    out of the right course : AMISS

    Fewer opportunities for things to go awry.

  3. casualty | see definition»

    a person or thing injured, lost, or destroyed

    "It's why books are often casualties of censorship."

  4. censorship | see definition»

    the system or practice of examining writings or movies and taking out things considered offensive or immoral

    "It's why books are often casualties of censorship."

  5. classified | see definition»

    kept secret from all but a few people in government

    "That's classified information, Ms. Whisper."

  6. contort | see definition»

    to give an unusual appearance or unnatural shape to by twisting

    Chalk's face contorted into a twisted version of a smile.

  7. correlation | see definition»

    the relationship between things that happen or change together

    There also seems to be a correlation with times of change or upset.

  8. deferential | see definition»

    showing or expressing respect and high regard due a superior or an elder

    "Ms. Whisper, a pleasure," he said, pushing the bridge of his black glasses farther up his nose and bobbing his head in a deferential bow of sorts.

  9. efficient | see definition»

    capable of bringing about a desired result with little waste (as of time or energy)

    "We're hoping it's a simple administrative error you can unpick more efficiently than us."

  10. glossary | see definition»

    a list that provides definitions for the difficult or unusual words used in a book

    He leaned across the table and flicked through the opening pages, which were glossaries of vocabulary, and on to the first page, which was a drawing of a boy holding a basketball, with the word "Peter" on the opposite page.

  11. grimace | see definition»

    to twist the face

    Oskar grimaced.

  12. imbue | see definition»

    to cause (someone or something) to be deeply affected by a feeling or to have a certain quality

    "Once it's delivered it's stamped and cataloged as a Source and imbued with the protections and powers of one."

  13. indignation | see definition»

    anger caused by something unjust or unworthy

    Tilly swallowed and thought of the look of righteous indignation when Anne cracked the slate over Gilbert's head.

  14. intoxicated | see definition»

    emotionally excited, elated, or exhilarated (as by great joy or extreme pleasure)

    "That intoxicating feeling of knowing that behind each cover is a different world to explore, like thousands of tiny portals?"

  15. lethal | see definition»

    causing or able to cause death

    "Plot holes can be lethal."

  16. liaise | see definition»

    to make it possible for two organizations or groups to work together and provide information to each other

    "One goes into their stocks, and one comes down to us via Julian, the librarian upstairs whose job it is to liaise between the two libraries."

  17. manifest | see definition»

    to show plainly

    "Obviously we're not quite so sure how your bookwandering is going to manifest, but I feel happy enough that you have the core ability required because of your adventures in Avonlea."

  18. potent | see definition»

    very effective : STRONG

    "With such potent genes at Matilda here has it seemed a waste not to monitor how her abilities were developing."

  19. revert | see definition»

    to come or go back

    "As soon as you leave, the story will revert to the original."

  20. skeptical | see definition»

    having or showing doubt

    Tilly and Oskar exchanged a skeptical glance, but Seb nodded them on, so they turned to their books.

  21. sync | see definition»

    in a state in which two or more people or things move or happen together at the same time and speed

    That's your brain, and your heart, starting to sync with the story.

  22. theoretical | see definition»

    relating to what is possible or imagined rather than to what is known to be true or real

    "Theoretically they're brought in if things get out of hand."

  23. vivid | see definition»

    seeming like real life because it is very clear, bright, or detailed

    "There are millions of readers across the world and throughout time who have loved books, who can vividly imagine their favorite scenes and characters, who have real and important relationships with books, but there are only a handful of us who can wander."

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