The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon, Vocabulary List Chapters 16-20

The Season of Styx Malone Vocabulary Lists

  1. anticipate | see definition»

    to think of (something that will or might happen in the future)

    Bobby Gene sighed, no doubt anticipating the lecture that was coming.

  2. commiserate | see definition»

    to express sadness or sympathy for someone who has experienced something unpleasant

    "Shame," Styx commiserated.

  3. definitive | see definition»

    complete, accurate, and considered to be the best of its kind

    A knock on the screen-door frame had a hollow sound. Not nearly as definitive as knuckles on wood.

  4. dissatisfied | see definition»

    not happy or pleased

    Styx glanced up then. "You feeling dissatisfied?"

  5. distracted | see definition»

    unable to think about or pay attention to something : unable to concentrate

    Underneath he was all distracted and angry, his head full of other people's politics and a lot of biting his tongue.

  6. elaborate | see definition»

    made or done with great care or with much detail : having many parts that are carefully arranged or planned

    There might have been an elaborate sponge fight that took up a chunk of those hours, but still.

  7. explore | see definition»

    to travel over or through (a place) in order to learn more about it or to find something

    I didn't like the thought of Styx somewhere else in the world, exploring without us.

  8. glint | see definition»

    to shine in small bright flashes

    Pixie spiraled away from us, glinting and glittering.

  9. indicate | see definition»

    to direct attention to (someone or something) usually by pointing

    "Told you I'd be back. These are my associates." He indicated us.

  10. inform | see definition»

    to give information to (someone)

    "Her name is Penny," Styx informed us.

  11. invincible | see definition»

    impossible to defeat or overcome

    "Wolverine is wild. Invincible. Victory is in his bones, literally," Styx insisted.

  12. silhouette | see definition»

    a dark shape in front of a light background

    From this distance, she was barely more than a silhouette in the shadows of the porch.

  13. simmer | see definition»

    to be filled with a strong feeling that is difficult to control or hide

    "No cause to go into the city." Which is what he always said, so I don't know why in this case it started me simmering. "You never let us go anywhere," I complained.

  14. snicker | see definition»

    an act or sound of laughing in a mean or sly way

    I held back my snicker, just barely.

  15. stability | see definition»

    the quality or state of something that is not easily moved

    Styx righted the wagon. He rocked it side to side, testing its stability.

  16. vintage | see definition»

    used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc.

    Styx shook his head. "Too vintage. Never mind. How about Wonder Woman or Mystique?"

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