Phantom Tollbooth Ch. 5-8 Vocabulary

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Ch 5-8 Vocab for a quiz

Mincing words

Wasting time by arguing

Rhyme and Reason

Common Sense

It goes without saying

It's very obvious

Make mountains out of molehills

Make something not important into something bigger and more troublesome

Light meal

A small lunch

Square meal

A healthy dinner

Eat my words

To regret what I've said

Just desserts

Fair consequences

Half-baked ideas

Careless thoughts, silly thoughts

Toe the line

Do what you need to to help

Sentence

1) a group of words that expresses a complete thought or 2) a punishment from a judge

Which

1) To choose or 2) A character who is confused with a homophone of her title

Synonym Bun

1) confused with a type of food or 2) A word that means the same thing

Null

1) Nothing or 2) the name of a land in the story

Brevity

Shortness

Faintly

Like its faded and hard to see; sort of

Macabre

Having to do with death and darkness

Barren

Having no life

Prosperous

Growing and thriving

Animosity

Anger and hatred

Ominously

Like it's threatening

Superfluous

Extra that's unnecessary

Repast

A calm meal

Distraught

To be terribly upset and alarmed

Harrowing

Extremely distressing; disturbing or frightening

Perilous

Dangerous

Fiends

Very dangerous beings, wicked people; devils; demons

Flattery

Excessive or insincere compliments

Famished

Hungry or starving

Wreckage

the remains of something that has been destroyed

Ceremoniously

Like you are doing something formally or properly

Stimulating

Lively; engaging

Commendable

Admirable

Striding

Taking long steps

Sympathetically

Like you feel for the person you are talking to

Brilliant

Smart or full of light

Cordially

Like you are nice and polite

Enormous

Huge

Contemplating

Thinking over something seriously

Scowled

looked angry, unhappy, or threatening

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