The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon, Vocabulary List Chapters 50-54

The Season of Styx Malone Vocabulary Lists

  1. conspire | see definition»

    to secretly plan with someone to do something that is harmful or illegal

    The world has conspired to keep us in Sutton.

  2. content | see definition»

    pleased and satisfied : not needing more

    He turned to us with a whole new kind of smile. Half happy, half sad, but content all the war around.

  3. damper | see definition»

    to make (something) less strong, active, or exciting

    Dad was here to put a damper on everything we'd worked for.

  4. descend | see definition»

    to go down : to go or move from a higher to a lower place or level

    A cloud of sparkled descended.

  5. formulate | see definition»

    to create, invent, or produce (something) by careful thought and effort

    "I'm still formulating," Styx said.

  6. impenetrable | see definition»

    impossible to pass or see through

    My sides were made of impenetrable green metal.

  7. insult | see definition»

    to treat or speak to with disrespect

    "We could take turns insulting you," Pixie suggested.

  8. intone | see definition»

    to speak (a prayer, poem, etc.) in a way that sounds like music or chanting

    "Sticks and stones may break my bones," he intoned.

  9. logistics | see definition»

    the things that must be done to plan and organize a complicated activity or event that involves many people

    We'd spent a fair amount of our planning time discussing the logistics of possible loft-to-loft sword fights.

  10. patience | see definition»

    the ability to wait for a long time without becoming annoyed or upset

    "See? No cause to go into the city. A little patience was all we needed."

  11. perky | see definition»

    lively in manner or appearance

    We went on into the living room, where Styx was laid on out on the couch with a punch of pillows under him, looking perky as all get-out.

  12. pirouette | see definition»

    a full turn on the front of one foot in ballet

    She pirouetted and sparkled rained down.

  13. protect | see definition»

    to keep (someone or something) from being harmed, lost, etc.

    "We know you love us. We know you want to protect us. But maybe we're ready to see a little bit of the world outside of Sutton."

  14. rage | see definition»

    a strong feeling of anger that is difficult to control

    Flames of rage licked down my hard green sides.

  15. tentative | see definition»

    not done with confidence : uncertain and hesitant

    "Outside?" Bobby Gene said tentatively.

  16. thoughtful | see definition»

    showing concern for the needs or feelings of other people

    "I mean, that's all very thoughtful, but we can't possibly-"

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