The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon, Vocabulary List Chapters 21-25

The Season of Styx Malone Vocabulary Lists

  1. assume | see definition»

    to think that something is true or probably true without knowing that it is true

    He assumed it would all line up exactly the way we wanted.

  2. commune | see definition»

    to communicate with someone or something in a very personal or spiritual way

    "I'm communing." So we left her dangling like a psychedelic squirrel and headed for town.

  3. dejected | see definition»

    sad because of failure, loss, etc.

    We rode home, dejected.

  4. disdain | see definition»

    a feeling of strong dislike or disapproval of someone or something you think does not deserve respect

    He glanced at me with clear disdain for my rule-following.

  5. docile | see definition»

    easily taught, led, or controlled

    No matter how squirrelly we felt when we burst in the door, by the time we'd chugged it all down we were looking pretty docile.

  6. enamored | see definition»

    in a state in which you love, admire, or are very interested in something or someone

    Pixie was less enamored with the mermaid than I expected.

  7. fantasize | see definition»

    to imagine doing things that you are very unlikely to do : to have fantasies

    "How great would it be to have no parents?" I fantasized as we got into bed.

  8. impending | see definition»

    happening or likely to happen soon

    The impending "talk" was not serious enough for Dad to be involved.

  9. obituary | see definition»

    an article in a newspaper about the life of someone who has died recently

    In the mornings Dad handed us the comics out of the paper and flipped over to the obituaries just to make sure everyone we knew was still alive and kicking.

  10. outlandish | see definition»

    very strange or unusual : extremely different from what is normal or expected

    Any moment now, Styx would launch into some outlandish tale that could not possibly be true, unless he was some kind of celebrity.

  11. ramble | see definition»

    to go from one subject to another without any clear purpose or direction

    "Only sometimes," I rambled on.

  12. reconnaissance | see definition»

    military activity in which soldiers, airplanes, etc., are sent to find out information about an enemy

    We were stealth agents on reconnaissance.

  13. scamper | see definition»

    to run or move quickly and often playfully

    We scampered past, trying to look at the limo but also stay out of the way.

  14. tedious | see definition»

    boring and too slow or long

    It was gentle and tedious work.

  15. unfazed | see definition»

    not confused, worried, or shocked by something that has happened

    Styx continued, unfazed.

  16. ungrateful | see definition»

    not feeling or showing thanks for favors, gifts, etc. : not grateful

    "Not like my ungrateful son, you mean?" Mr. Davis barked a laugh.

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