Demon Headmaster Ch. 3-4

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Demon Headmaster Vocabulary Ch. 3-4

to sidle

to move sideways or indirectly

to recite

to say a piece of writing aloud from memory, or to publicly state a list of things

to waver

to hesitate when doing something

to chant

to say sth in a singing way

earnest

serious and important

to accuse

to blame, find at fault

to disapprove

to dislike or be against someone or something

unison

occurring together or simultaneously; in agreement

blotch

an irregularly shaped spot

to bar

to block the way

prefect

a student appointed to a position of authority in a school

deportment

behaviour, conduct,

bewildered

completely confused; puzzled

to swivel

to turn freely around a fixed point

filing cabinet

a large piece of furniture used for holding documents

immaculate

completely neat and clean; without fault or error

brain-teaser

a difficult problem that is challenging and fun to solve

to botch up

to spoil something by doing it badly

luminous

bright, glowing

to croon

to say sth in a very soft & gentle way

muzzily

dull; mentally hazy; gloomily

to endure

to deal with a painful or difficult situation calmly and patiently

hubbub

loud confused noise from many sources

demure

sober or serious in manner

sarcastically

saying something in a mean way to try to hurt someone's feelings

savagely

wildly

unrepentantly

without regret or sorrow

to sneer

to look at something/someone with hatred

languid

tired; slow; droopy

semolina

made from durum wheat to make pasta

timidly

in a way that shows fear or shyness

stony-faced

not showing emotion; stolid

vague

not clearly understood or expressed

gleeful

excited and happy

ferociously

fierce, cruel or bloodthirsty

(to speak) silkily

(to speak) in a smooth, delicate manner

to gloat

to show great pleasure in one's own success or other people's failure in an uncaring or arrogant way

sinister

evil; ominous

aisle

a passageway between rows of seats

to deceive

to mislead

obstinately

stubbornly, inflexibly

accustomed

used to (doing something in a certain way)

to droop

to feel tired and without energy

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