The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon, Vocabulary List Chapters 36-40

The Season of Styx Malone Vocabulary Lists

  1. ability | see definition»

    the power or skill to do something

    Mom stuck her head through the door right then. Further evidence of her ability to read minds.

  2. audible | see definition»

    heard or able to be heard

    Bobby Gene's cries became audible.

  3. compliment | see definition»

    a remark that says something good about someone or something

    "Don't think you can get out of anything by complimenting us," I said.

  4. confine | see definition»

    to keep (a person or animal) in a place (such as a prison)

    For the rest of the night, we were confined to our room.

  5. defiant | see definition»

    refusing to obey something or someone : full of defiance

    His eyes flashed defiantly.

  6. destined | see definition»

    certain to do or to be something

    The bags of Harley-Davidson memorabilia were stuffed in our closet behind a pile of board games. Maybe destined to rot there forever.

  7. diligent | see definition»

    careful hard work : continued effort

    "That's diligent. You make good associates."

  8. disobey | see definition»

    to not do what someone or something with authority tells you to do: to refuse or fail to obey rules, laws, etc

    We couldn't disobey Mom to her face.

  9. ease | see definition»

    freedom from pain or trouble : comfort of body or mind

    We'd set our minds at ease and the Grasshopper would be ours, free and clear.

  10. flatter | see definition»

    to praise (someone) in a way that is not sincere

    When in doubt, flatter.

  11. huffy | see definition»

    angry or annoyed

    Bobby Gene's huffy breathing ascended.

  12. indignant | see definition»

    feeling or showing anger because of something that is unfair or wrong : very angry

    Bobby Gene was indignant. "You don't get to just walk away! he shouted.

  13. intrepid | see definition»

    feeling no fear : very bold or brave

    I chucked my fist up, real intrepid-like.

  14. jiffy | see definition»

    a very brief time

    "Pretty big lawn," Styx said. "This'll get it done in a jiffy."

  15. reckless | see definition»

    not showing proper concern about the possible bad results of your actions

    "Does this Styx Malone have a car? Have you been joyriding around with some reckless teenager? Do you have any idea what could happen?" Dad yelled.

  16. shell-shocked | see definition»

    very confused, upset, or exhausted because of something that has happened : very shocked

    We stared up at her, shell-shocked and speechless.

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