The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes, Vocabulary List Chapters 39-Post Postscript

The Storm Runner Vocabulary List

  1. abet | see definition»

    to help, encourage, or support someone in a criminal act

    She had aided and abetted a wanted criminal.

  2. avert | see definition»

    to keep from happening

    "So it looks like we averted a war."

  3. burly | see definition»

    strong and heavy : husky

    The burly dude looked me over, then said to Ah-Puch, "We end this tonight."

  4. catalyst | see definition»

    a person or event that quickly causes change or action

    "You are the catalyst!"

  5. cliché | see definition»

    a phrase or expression that has been used so often that it is no longer original or interesting

    Kind of cliché, if you ask me.

  6. drab | see definition»

    not bright or interesting : DULL

    "It used to be so drab and depressing, but I've really livened it up, don't you think?"

  7. engulf | see definition»

    to flow over and cover or surround

    Massive flames engulfed me.

  8. fugitive | see definition»

    A person who is running away

    "Besides, I'm a fugitive now."

  9. inevitable | see definition»

    sure to happen

    "It's inevitable."

  10. kismet | see definition»

    a power that is believed to control what happens in the future : fate

    "It was very kismet, if you ask me."

  11. momentum | see definition»

    the force that a moving body has because of its weight and motion

    All my instincts told me to pivot out of his way, let his momentum hurtle him into the abyss.

  12. morph | see definition»

    to change the form or character of : TRANSFORM

    Colors morphed into each other.

  13. penance | see definition»

    something that you do or are given to do in order to show that you are sad or sorry about doing something wrong

    "This is your cell, and once you've paid your penance to the gods, you'll join the others in pounding stone day and night until your bones turn to dust."

  14. rogue | see definition»

    used to describe something or someone that is different from others in usually a dangerous or harmful way

    "True, but he went rogue."

  15. secluded | see definition»

    hidden from view : private and not used or seen by many people

    "Very secluded, and surrounded by water, which is the most important part."

  16. stifle | see definition»

    to keep in check by effort

    Mom stifled a laugh and Hondo made a disgusted face."

  17. undermine | see definition»

    to weaken secretly or little by little

    "He thought I didn't know he was trying to undermine me at every turn."

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