"Among the Hidden" Ch.1-6

Vocabulary Words for Ch.1-6 "Among the Hidden"
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shudder
shake uncontrollably; tremble; V.
defied
challenged, disobeyed, resisted, confronted
toppled
fall forward; tumble down
crouched
to bend low, close to the ground
superstition
a belief that something (usually bad luck) will follow if a specific action is taken; an irrational belief in the power of good and bad luck;
hulking
massive; bulky; great in size
beckoned
make a gesture with the hand, arm, or head to encourage someone to come nearer or follow
idly
not working or active; doing nothing; lazily; without purpose or direction
fleecy
soft and wooly; resembling fleece or wool
skittish
extremely nervous and easily frightened; shy or timid
abuzz
filled with noise and activity:
contraptions
devices or gadgets.
beseechingly
in a begging, pleading way
hovered
to stay suspended or to flutter in the air near one place
scurried
hurried, run off quickly
resolutely
showing a fixed, firm purpose; determined; faithful
intervals
periods of time between events
reciprocity
A mutual exchange of favors or privileges
hangdog
shamefaced or guilty
stupefied
stunned, dazed
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