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Vocabulary for poem "Fifteen"

fifteen

being an adlolesent

ticking

a metallic tapping sound

pulsing

expanding and contracting rhythmically as to the beating of the heart

gleam

an appearance of reflected light

demure

modest and reserved

flanks

sides

fringed

an outer edge or outline

confident

having faith in oneself; self-reliant; sure

indulged

allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of

tremble

reflex shaking caused by cold or fear or excitement

flipped

to turn by tossing

man

an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent)

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