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animated

adj. full of life, lively, alive; part. moved to action

brood

(n.) a family of young animals, especially birds; any group having the same nature and origin; (v.) to think over in a worried, unhappy way

culminate

(v.) to reach a high point of development; to end, climax

downright

(adv.) thoroughly; (adj.) absolute, complete; frank, blunt

drone

(n.) a loafer, idler; a buzzing or humming sound; a remote-control device; a male bee; (v.) to make a buzzing sound; to speak in a dull tone of voice

goad

(v.) to drive or urge on; (n.) something used to drive or urge on

indulge

(v.) to give in to a wish or desire, give oneself up to

ingredient

(n.) one of the materials in a mixture, recipe, or formula

literate

(adj.) able to read and write; showing an excellent educational background; having knowledge or training

loom

(v.) to come into view; to appear in exaggerated form; (n.) a machine for weaving

luster

(n.) the quality of giving off light, brightness, glitter, brilliance

miscellaneous

(adj.) mixed, of different kinds

oration

(n.) a public speech for a formal occasion

peevish

(adj.) cross, complaining, irritable; contrary

seethe

(v.) to boil or foam; to be excited or disturbed

singe

(v.) to burn slightly; (n.) a burn at the ends or edges

unique

(adj.) one of a kind; unequaled; unusual; found only in a given class, place, or situation

upright

(adj.) vertical, straight; good, honest; (adv.) in a vertical position

verify

(v.) to establish the truth or accuracy of, confirm

yearn

(v.) to have a strong and earnest desire

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