90 terms

Trumpet of the Swan

STUDY
PLAY

Terms in this set (...)

bestow
To give
blundering
making stupid and careless mistakes [clumsy; incompetent]
buoyant
Able to float
frolic
play and run about happily; have fun; romp
enormous
Extremely large; huge.
treacherous
Dangerous
occasionally
sometimes
defective
not working properly
implore
To beg
spellbound
too interested to move; fascinated
commotion
Excited noise and activity
coy
pretending to be shy
doleful
sad; dreary
elegant
Beautiful and tasteful
embrace
hug
graceful
easy and flowing movement
haul
To pull or carry with effort
horseplay
rough or boisterous play or pranks
concur
To agree
investigate
To explore or examine carefully in order to learn the facts
plumage
A bird's feathers.
timid
Shy, hesitant, fearful
idyllic
Charming, simple and carefree
odious
Causing strong dislike, just plain gross
resonant
(of a sound) echoing; resounding; deep and full in sound; producing an echo
stern
strict, serious
adjacent
next to one another, near or close to but not necessarily touching
cautiously
carefully
cob
male swan
cygnets
young swans
dignity
Self respect and honor, being proud
furious
Extremely angry
immense
Huge
intruder
someone who is unwanted or breaks in to a place he does not belong
irksome
Annoying; irritating
preening
in birds, the act of grooming and maintaining their feathers
sly
clever in a sneaky way
vain
Overly proud of ones looks,abilities,or accomplishments, shallow
vile
Extremely unpleasant, creepy
vixen
female fox; ill-tempered woman
peninsula
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
queer
strange
exhibition
a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
dumb
Speechless because of shock or amazement
exalted
Praised, honored, lifted up
slate
Because of the ease with which it can be split into thin flat sheets, this metamorphic rock is used for making chalkboard, pool tables, and roofs
catastrophe
a large-scale disaster, misfortune, or failure
disinclined
unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval
quest
a challenge, finding the answer to a personal question
emit
To give off
erect
straight up
Kookooskoos
sound it out!
privy
In on something secret or private, also can mean an outhouse
malodorous
bad smell; stinky
quadruple
4 times whatever number
quintuple
five times whatever
watercress
a plant that grows in freshwater is often used in soups and stews for its light peppery taste
telegram
a message sent by telegraph
bagatelle
something of little value or significance
pinioned
To tie or hold the arms or legs of someone
astonishment
Great surprise or amazement
lance
spear; spike; javelin
rucksack
a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder, backpack
pine away
to become very sick and weak because you miss somebody/something very much
sheepishly
Awkwardly; with embarrassment
superficial
(adj.) on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow
crepuscular
Active at dawn and dusk.
buried
placed in a grave or underground, hidden away
chickadee
the bird that can hang upside down on a branch
thrusting
jab, push, drive, or throw
uppermost
at or nearest to the top
decision
To chose from available choices,
bulrushes
wet land plant with grass-like leaves
convenient
Suitable for one's needs; making life easier or more comfortable.
continued
o0ngoing, not stopped
majestically
very big, impressive, or beautiful
particularly
in a way that is more than usual; especially
observing
watching, looking, noticing carefully
proportions
Concerned with the size relationships of one part to another.
cruised
traveled at a speed at which the vehicle best operates
onerous
difficult, burdensome or troublesome
diversions
An action that draws attention away from something else
escapades
a carefree, mischievous, or reckless adventure
absence
The fact of not being present or available.
immediately
without delay or hesitation, right now
appetite
Desire for food
realized
to grasp or understand clearly.
ammunition
bullets, shells, missiles, and other things used as weapons
mysterious
difficult to explain; strange
entitled
Given the right to have or do something

Flickr Creative Commons Images

Some images used in this set are licensed under the Creative Commons through Flickr.com.
Click to see the original works with their full license.