Monsters on Maple Street Vocab
|Transfixed|| v.: used as |
adj.: very still, as if nailed to the spot.
Up and down the street, people stood transfixed, staring at the sky.
|Intelligible|| adj.: understandable|
The residents muttered nothing intelligible; they just made an indistinct rumble.
|Assent|| n.: agreement |
At first, Steve's common sense gained te crowd's assent and goodwill.
|Intimidated|| v.: frightened with threats|
The angry crowd intimidates the Goodmans, who then began to defend themselves.
|Defiant|| adj.: boldly resisting authority |
Those who speak out against the opinions of an angry crowd must be both defiant and courageous
|Idiosyncrasy|| n.: peculiarity |
All people ave at least one idiosyncrasy that makes them a little different
|Menace|| n.: danger, threat.|
The residents of Maple Street believed there was a real menace to their safety.
|Converging|| v.: used as|
adj.: closing in
The crowd began to converging around Tommy in order to hear him speak.
|Explicit|| adj.: definite; clearly stated |
The danger on Maple Street was not explicit, or understandable, making it more frightening
|Variations|| n.: differences.|
Most of the residents of Maple Street reacted to fear in similiar ways, with only small variations