Roll of Thunder Vocabulary

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meticulously

taking or showing extreme care about minute details; precise; thorough

temerity

reckless boldness; rashness

amiably

having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities; friendly ; sociable

indignant

expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, or insulting

raucous

harsh; rowdy; disorderly

emaciated

abnormally lean or thin by a gradual wasting away of flesh

ridiculed

to make fun of

formidable

causing fear; of discouraging or awesome strength; intimidating

penetrating

able or tending to penetrate; piercing; sharp

oblivious

unmindful; unconscious; unaware; forgetful, without memory

gloat

to look at or think about with great or excessive, often smug or malicious satisfaction

emitted

to give forth or release (a sound) to utter or voice, as opinions

engrossed

to occupy completely, as the mind or attention; absorb

retaliated

to return like for like, especially evil for evil

omniously

menacing; threatening

wryly

dryly humorous, often with a touch of irony

sullenly

showing a brooding ill humor or silent resentment; morose or sulky

jovial

having or expressing humor; jolly

ambled

to walk slowly or leisurely; stroll

snidely

derogatory in a malicious, superior way

malevolently

having or exhibiting ill will; wishing harm to others; malicious

fallow

plowed but left unseeded during a growing season(adj) ; land left unseeded during a growing season (n)

impaled

to pierce with a sharp stake or point

flinch

to start or wince involuntarily, as from surprise or pain

insolently

insulting in manner or speech; arrogant; rude or disrespectful

languidly

lacking energy or vitality; weak

adamant

utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion in spite of all appeals, urgings, etc.

despondent

feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom

lethargic

of, pertaining to, or affected with lethargy; drowsy; sluggish

assurance

a positive declaration intended to give confidence; full confidence

frenzied

wildly excited or enthusiastic; violently agitated; frantic; wild

affirmation

the assertion that something exists or is true

transfixed

to make or hold motionless with amazement, awe, terror, etc.

menacing

something that threatens to cause evil, harm, injury, etc.; a threat

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