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orb (n)

something circular; sphere

undulation (n)

movement in waves; a wavelike form, outline, or appearance

conjectural (adj)

supposed; hypothetical; uncertain

monotonously (adv)

boringly, dully, wearily

flounder (v)

to struggle clumsily

keen (adj)

intense; enthusiastic or ardent

imperative (adj)

extremely urgent or important; essential

conflagration (n)

a destructive fire, usually an extensive one

spasmodically (adv)

violently, fitfully, in spasms

ensued (v)


acute (adj)


sidle (v)

to move sideways, especially furtively

poignant (adj)

sharply distressing to one's feelings

stalwart (adj)

sturdy and robust; strong and brave

gutturals (n)

harsh, throaty sounds

attest (v)

to give proof or evidence of

slovenly (adv)

sloppily; in an uncaring manner

lolling (adj)

hanging or resting lazily

inexorable (adj)

unavoidable; unstoppable

comrade (n)

an intimate companion

iota (n)

a very small quantity

malicious (adj)

having an evil intent or motive

brute (n)

beast; brutal, insensitive, or crude person

impartial (adj)

fair; just

put the kibosh on (v)

to render inactive or ineffective

cache (n)

a hiding place for provisions, treasures, etc.

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