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GCSE English from Between a Rock and a Hard Place,Aron Ralston

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Chockstone
A stone that has become wedged between rocks.

"Another refrigerator chockstone is wedged between the walls."
Tire
American spelling of tyre.

"Where I'm standing is a chockstone the size of a large bus tire."
Crevice
A narrow crack in a rock or wall.
"I can move up or down the shoulder-width crevice fairly easily ..."
Torque
Rotating force.
"My body's weight applies enough torque to disturb it from its position."
Ricochets
Bounces off.
"I yank my left arm back as the rock ricochets ."
Apocryphal
Doubtful, untrue.
"My desperate brain conjures up a probably apocryphal story ..."
Implausibly
Adv.not seeming reasonable or probable.
"My arm vanishing into an implausibly small gap between the fallen boulder ."
Tow
Pull.
"The rock slides another foot down the wall with my arm in tow."
Lateral
Adj. Up,at,toward, or from the side to sides.
"...tearing the skin off the lateral side of my forearm."
Paralyzes
cause (a person or part of the body) to become partly or wholly incapable of movement.

"My disbelief paralyzed me temporarily as I stare at the side of my arm."
Temporarily
la."sting for only a limited period of time.
"My disbelief paralyzed me temporarily as I stare at the side of my arm."
Grimace
an ugly, twisted expression on a person's face, typically expressing disgust, or pain.
"I grimace and growl..."
Yank
To pull.
"I yank my arm three times"
Collision
an instance of one moving object or person striking violently against another.
"My eyes register the collision."
Ensnares
Unable to escape from a difficult situation.
"My right hand and ensnare my right arm at the wrist
Leverage
the exertion of force by means of a lever or an object used in the manner of a lever
"I get good leverage with the aid of a lifting with my knees."
Agony
Mental pain.
"The flaring agony throws me into a panic."
Wedged
To put or squeeze tightly in to a narrow space.
"Another refrigerator chockstone is wedged between the walls."
Claustrophobic
Suffering from the atmosphere of the room.
"It gives the space below the drop-off the claustrophobic feel of a shot tunnel."
Counterpressure
Opposite direction or with opposing effect.
"Controlling this counterpressure by switching my hands and feet on the opposing walls."
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