The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes, Vocabulary List Chapters 10-13

The Storm Runner Vocabulary List

  1. billow | see definition»

    to move as a large cloud or mass

    Suddenly, it lifted into the air, burst into blue flame, and a tower of black smoke billowed out.

  2. bold | see definition»

    willing to meet danger or take risks

    "Find out?" I finished her sentence, feeling a little bolder.

  3. bulbous | see definition»

    round or swollen

    Up close, I could see the bulbous nose and the gray sharp teeth.

  4. coherent | see definition»

    to be able to speak well

    Had I been more coherent I might've screamed.

  5. crevice | see definition»

    a narrow opening or crack in a hard surface and especially in rock

    A ray of sunlight penetrated a crevice in the chamber's ceiling.

  6. decompose | see definition»

    to break down or be broken down into simpler parts or substances especially by the action of living things (as bacteria and fungi)

    He looked like a bloated zombie with decomposing gray skin with nasty black spots, and he had a dark, twisted smile.

  7. eternity | see definition»

    a period of time that seems endless

    I didn't blame them if they had to spend eternity with this guy.

  8. fabricate | see definition»

    to create or make up (something, such as a story) in order to trick people

    Brooks fabricated some big story about how her dad traded antiques around the world and the alux's owner had accused him of selling her a fake Maya death mask.

  9. gradual | see definition»

    moving or changing in small amounts : happening in a slow way over a long period of time

    Then, gradually, everything came back into focus.

  10. heft | see definition»

    to lift something up

    "Brooks!" I hefted myself up onto the rocky ledge and hauled her behind me.

  11. lumber | see definition»

    to move in a slow or awkward way

    I lumbered to the glass doors and peered inside.

  12. oblivious | see definition»

    not being conscious or aware

    Mr. O was nodding off, oblivious.

  13. resuscitation | see definition»

    the act of bringing back from apparent death or unconsciousness

    "Hang on, Brooks!" in a panic, I began mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

  14. treacherous | see definition»

    not safe because of hidden dangers

    Some pretty treacherous stuff was described in there, but nothing as bad as Xib'alb'a, the underworld.

  15. vile | see definition»

    very bad or unpleasant

    "They're vile little monsters, created by someone for a specific purpose."

  16. wedge | see definition»

    to force (someone or something) into a very small or narrow space

    I wedged myself into the narrow opening.

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