The Wild Robot by Peter Brown, Vocabulary List Chapter 16-25

The Wild Robot Vocabulary List

  1. agony | see definition»

    great physical pain or emotional distress

    The fox winced in pain and said through his teeth, "Please, Roz, pull them out faster. This is agony!"

  2. beckon | see definition»

    to appear attractive or inviting

    Berries beckoned to hungry mouths.

  3. bulge | see definition»

    to swell, curve outward, or stick out

    The crowd stared in disbelief as the grass lump started shaking and bulging upward and crumbling apart, and there was the robot!

  4. camouflage | see definition»

    to hide or disguise by covering or making harder to see

    "Hello, stick insect, my name is Roz. You are very well camouflaged."

  5. carcass | see definition»

    the body of a dead animal

    Vultures hunched over carcasses.

  6. intricate | see definition»

    having many parts

    Spiders spun intricate webs.

  7. nestle | see definition»

    to lie close and snug : CUDDLE

    She waited for darkness, and then she padded to the center of a clearing, nestled herself between some rocks, and became part of the landscape.

  8. numb | see definition»

    unable to feel anything in a particular part of your body because of cold, injury, etc.

    "My face is numb."

  9. observe | see definition»

    to watch carefully

    And so Roz sat there, right in the open yet completely unseen, and observed the wilderness around her.

  10. peculiar | see definition»

    different from the usual : ODD

    She was about to get up and give herself a rigorous cleaning when she noticed a peculiar twig.

  11. plummet | see definition»

    to fall straight down

    Down went the robot, plummeting into the treetops below.

  12. prowl | see definition»

    an act of moving through a place while searching for something

    "I don't think I'll ever feel comfortable knowing that Roz is on the prowl."

  13. pulverize | see definition»

    to beat or grind into a powder or dust

    The ground was littered with broken rocks and splintered wood and pulverized shrubs.

  14. resin | see definition»

    a yellowish or brownish substance obtained from the gum or sap of some trees (as the pine) and used in varnishes and medicine

    The tree's sticky resin will find you.

  15. rigorous | see definition»

    done carefully and with a lot of attention to detail

    She was about to get up and give herself a rigorous cleaning when she noticed a peculiar twig.

  16. scowl | see definition»

    to look at someone or something in a way that shows anger or disapproval

    "Why do you want it?" the fox scowled.

  17. scud | see definition»

    to move or go quickly

    Clouds scudded through the sky.

  18. sensitive | see definition»

    able to sense very small changes in something

    As Roz stood in the rain, staring down at those poor, lifeless geese, her sensitive ears detected a faint peeping sound coming from nearby.

  19. sigh | see definition»

    to take in and let out a long, loud breath in a way that shows you are bored, disappointed, relieved, etc.

    The fox sighed.

  20. spindly | see definition»
  21. truce | see definition»
  22. unique | see definition»
  23. wince | see definition»
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