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34 terms

Roll of Thunder Vocabulary

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meticulously
taking or showing extreme care about minute details; precise; thorough
temerity
reckless boldness; rashness
amiably
having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities; friendly ; sociable
indignant
expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, or insulting
raucous
harsh; rowdy; disorderly
emaciated
abnormally lean or thin by a gradual wasting away of flesh
ridiculed
to make fun of
formidable
causing fear; of discouraging or awesome strength; intimidating
penetrating
able or tending to penetrate; piercing; sharp
oblivious
unmindful; unconscious; unaware; forgetful, without memory
gloat
to look at or think about with great or excessive, often smug or malicious satisfaction
emitted
to give forth or release (a sound) to utter or voice, as opinions
engrossed
to occupy completely, as the mind or attention; absorb
retaliated
to return like for like, especially evil for evil
omniously
menacing; threatening
wryly
dryly humorous, often with a touch of irony
sullenly
showing a brooding ill humor or silent resentment; morose or sulky
jovial
having or expressing humor; jolly
ambled
to walk slowly or leisurely; stroll
snidely
derogatory in a malicious, superior way
malevolently
having or exhibiting ill will; wishing harm to others; malicious
fallow
plowed but left unseeded during a growing season(adj) ; land left unseeded during a growing season (n)
impaled
to pierce with a sharp stake or point
flinch
to start or wince involuntarily, as from surprise or pain
insolently
insulting in manner or speech; arrogant; rude or disrespectful
languidly
lacking energy or vitality; weak
adamant
utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion in spite of all appeals, urgings, etc.
despondent
feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom
lethargic
of, pertaining to, or affected with lethargy; drowsy; sluggish
assurance
a positive declaration intended to give confidence; full confidence
frenzied
wildly excited or enthusiastic; violently agitated; frantic; wild
affirmation
the assertion that something exists or is true
transfixed
to make or hold motionless with amazement, awe, terror, etc.
menacing
something that threatens to cause evil, harm, injury, etc.; a threat