The Wild Robot by Peter Brown, Vocabulary List Chapter 54-68

The Wild Robot Vocabulary List

  1. debt | see definition»

    something owed to another

    "I'll repay my debt to you if it's the last thing I do."

  2. dwindle | see definition»

    to make or become less or smaller

    By dawn, the bonfire had dwindled to a smoldering hill of ash.

  3. eerie | see definition»

    causing fear and uneasiness : STRANGE

    There was an eerie glow in that part of the forest, and a thick plume of smoke began rising up from the snowy treetops.

  4. forge | see definition»

    to bring into existence

    But she mostly spoke of all the new friendships she had forged.

  5. frigid | see definition»

    freezing cold

    He was a towering hulk of an animal and had a thick coat of fur, but even he was struggling with the frigid temperatures.

  6. generation | see definition»

    a group of people born and living during the same time

    "A new generation of youngsters is arriving."

  7. harmonious | see definition»

    not experiencing disagreement or fighting

    Thanks to Roz's truce, life around the Nest was mostly harmonious.

  8. hesitate | see definition»

    to pause before doing something

    Roz didn't hesitate.

  9. keen | see definition»

    full of enthusiasm : EAGER

    And then the robot's keen hearing picked up another sound.

  10. lattice | see definition»

    a frame or structure made of crossed wood or metal strips

    She patched up the hole in the dome with a latticework of branches before adding a layer of mud and leaves, and soon the repairs were complete.

  11. lurch | see definition»

    to move with a sudden swaying, tipping, or jerking motion

    "Everything was going smoothly until the saw suddenly lurched forward and sliced right through three of the robot's fingers!"

  12. mingle | see definition»

    to move around during a party, meeting, etc., and talk informally with different people

    "We began to mingle with the other flocks."

  13. nourish | see definition»

    to cause to grow or live in a healthy state especially by providing with enough good food or nutrients

    You see, those poor dead creatures returned to the earth, their bodies nourished the soil, and they helped create the most dazzling spring bloom the island had ever known.

  14. nuisance | see definition»

    an annoying or troublesome person, thing, or situation

    "You've always been a nuisance, but this time you've gone too far!"

  15. pity | see definition»

    a feeling of sadness or sympathy for the suffering or unhappiness of others

    "I don't want your pity."

  16. propose | see definition»

    to make a suggestion to be thought over and talked about : SUGGEST

    "I propose a truce," said Roz.

  17. remedy | see definition»

    to provide or serve as a cure or solution for

    The situation had to be remedied.

  18. romp | see definition»

    to play in a rough and noisy way

    She romped with weasels.

  19. scavenge | see definition»

    to collect usable things from what has been discarded

    "We raccoons are meant to scavenge."

  20. sleek | see definition»

    straight and smooth in design or shape

    The ship was a sleek white triangle with a single dark window facing forward.

  21. thaw | see definition»

    to stop being frozen or to cause (something) to stop being frozen

    The robot's sensors began to thaw, and when she was ready, she climbed through the hole in the roof and into a bright, foreign landscape.

  22. trudge | see definition»

    to walk or march steadily and usually with much effort

    Faint wisps of steam curled up from the robot's body as she trudged through the forest.

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