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Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers by Anna James Chapters 22-27

The Bookwanderers Vocabulary List

  1. anomaly | see definition»

    something different, abnormal, strange, or not easily described

    "So, I'm an anomaly?" Tilly said.

  2. archive | see definition»

    a place in which public records or historical papers are saved

    "It was no longer just an innocent story but a family archive."

  3. buffet | see definition»

    to pound repeatedly : BATTER

    It buffeted her hair and she struggled to stay on her feet, but as fast as it had billowed it dissipated, and she she found herself inside the school itself, in a decadently decorated room full of eerily lifelike dolls and clothes.

  4. consult | see definition»

    to seek the opinion or advice of

    "Let me give you a little time to think while I consult with some of my associated about what to do with you."

  5. contradictory | see definition»

    involving, causing, or being the opposite of or much different from something else

    "We're contradictory and confusing, and it's wonderful."

  6. dense | see definition»

    having its parts crowded together : THICK

    The blackness was so dense that it seemed almost like a physical object that Tilly could read out and touch.

  7. devoid | see definition»

    completely without

    These rules were devoid of the sense of adventure or wonder that seemed to fill Amelia or Seb when they talked about bookwandering.

  8. discern | see definition»

    to detect with the eyes : distinguish

    "An enlightened choice to try to discern the secrets of the printed word."

  9. dissipate | see definition»

    to cause to break up and disappear: DISPERSE

    It buffeted her hair and she struggled to stay on her feet, but as fast as it had billowed it dissipated, and she she found herself inside the school itself, in a decadently decorated room full of eerily lifelike dolls and clothes.

  10. eerie | see definition»

    causing fear and uneasiness : STRANGE

    It buffeted her hair and she struggled to stay on her feet, but as fast as it had billowed it dissipated, and she she found herself inside the school itself, in a decadently decorated room full of eerily lifelike dolls and clothes.

  11. embossed | see definition»

    ornamented with or having the form of a raised pattern, design, image, etc.

    She noticed they were embossed in small gold letters with the dates they covered and pulled one down at random.

  12. esteemed | see definition»

    highly regarded

    "Now how, might I ask, did you end up in our esteemed captain's private rooms accidentally?"

  13. ether | see definition»

    the upper regions of space

    She held her arms out in front of her and walked tentatively forward until she found something that felt comfortingly like a wall, not an infinite ether trapping her between stories.

  14. illicit | see definition»

    not permitted : UNLAWFUL

    Three: All bookwanderers should be registered immediately after abilities manifest themselves, otherwise traveling will be classed as willfully illicit.

  15. fiendish | see definition»

    extremely bad, unpleasant, or difficult

    "It's fiendish bad luck to have a woman on board, so the legends go."

  16. garish | see definition»

    too bright or showy : GAUDY

    There were no photos or knickknacks, no garish "Best Librarian" mugs, no sign of personality anywhere.

  17. grimoire | see definition»

    a magician's manual for invoking demons and the spirits of the dead

    "Where did you get this grimoire?"

  18. jeer | see definition»

    to shout insulting words at someone

    He landed in the water with a huge splash at the pirates jeered from the boat.

  19. lavish | see definition»

    giving or involving a large amount : EXTRAVAGANT

    The air around them fizzed and fuzzed, but instead of finding themselves back outside on the dock they were standing deep in the creaking innards of the ship itself, in a lavishly decorated room with a huge desk at its center covered by a large parchment map.

  20. legacy | see definition»

    something (as memories or knowledge) that comes from the past or a person of the past

    "We wanted to keep the Pages name because of the bookshop's legacy," Grandad said.

  21. ordinance | see definition»

    a law or regulation especially of a city or town

    "The Ordinances of Bookwandering."

  22. primarily | see definition»

    more than anything else : MAINLY

    Tilly realized she was acting primarily on instinct, rather than hard-and-fast clues.

  23. pungent | see definition»

    having a strong or sharp taste or smell

    The comforting smell of paper, ink, and wood turned sweet and marshmallowy before transitioning into the much more pungent stink of fish, sweat, and the sea.

  24. unsavory | see definition»

    unpleasant or offensive

    The deck was almost empty save for a small group of distinctly unsavory-looking men gathered in a huddle.

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