The Wild Robot by Peter Brown, Vocabulary List Chapter 1-8

The Wild Robot Vocabulary List

  1. absorb | see definition»

    to take in or swallow up

    The robot felt her body absorbing the sun's energy.

  2. automatic | see definition»

    having controls that allow something to work or happen without being directly controlled by a person

    And then, still packed in her crate, she automatically started to speak.

  3. cautious | see definition»

    showing or using care to avoid trouble or danger

    So they cautiously crept over the rocks to take a closer look.

  4. chaos | see definition»

    complete confusion and disorder

    And in the middle of the chaos, a cargo ship was sinking.

  5. emerge | see definition»

    to come out or into view

    They watched as a sparkling monster emerged from the crate.

  6. engulf | see definition»

    to flow over and cover or surround

    And then a gigantic wave crashed over the rocks and engulfed the entire gravesite.

  7. at some later time : in the end

    If you stand in a forest long enough, eventually something will fall on you.

  8. horizon | see definition»

    the line where the earth or sea seems to meet the sky

    And then a smudge of green appeared on the horizon.

  9. identify | see definition»

    to find out or show the identity of

    So her computer brain went to work and she identified the light.

  10. instinct | see definition»

    a way of behaving, thinking, or feeling that is not learned : a natural desire or tendency that makes you want to act in a particular way

    Roz could feel her Survival Instincts.

  11. linger | see definition»

    to continue to exist as time passes

    Roz watched the otters go, but her eyes lingered on the sparkling objects that littered the shore.

  12. lush | see definition»

    covered with a thick growth of healthy plants

    It looked lush and safe up there.

  13. methodical | see definition»

    done or arranged in a planned way : using a careful and orderly procedure

    Up and up and up she went, methodically climbing past nests and ledges and tiny trees rooted in the cracks.

  14. restrain | see definition»

    to keep from doing something

    She tried to move her arms, but they were restrained by cords.

  15. scuttle | see definition»

    to run rapidly from view

    And she was just about to get another ding when a crab scuttled out from under a piece of driftwood.

  16. skitter | see definition»

    to glide and skip lightly or quickly

    A robot foot skittered into the waves.

  17. technique | see definition»

    a way of doing something using special knowledge or skill

    So Roz decided to try out his climbing technique.

  18. thrash | see definition»

    to beat very hard

    But as the hurricane thrashed and swirled and knocked them around, the crates also began sinking into the depths.

  19. underbrush | see definition»

    shrubs and small trees growing among large trees

    Chirps and wingbeats and rustlings in the underbrush.

  20. unit | see definition»

    a single thing, person, or group that is a part of something larger

    "Hello, I am ROZZUM unit 7134, but you may call me Roz."

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