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Stella by Starlight Ch. 6-12

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retorted
say something in answer to a remark or accusation, typically in a sharp, angry, or wittily incisive manner.
gritted
ground or held tightly clamped together, as with the teeth
Reining
To curb; restrain; control
churning
moving with or producing or produced by vigorous agitation
glinted
A tiny, quick flash of light
stoked
add coal or other solid fuel to (a fire, furnace, or boiler).
silhouettes
dark images outlined against a lighter background
foreboding
(n.) a warning or feeling that something bad will happen; (adj.) marked by fear, ominous
flabbergasted
astounded
botheration
the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
amiably
in a friendly manner
glumly
sullenly or silently gloomy; dejected.
ruddy
having a healthy red color
mar
to spoil, damage, injure
Hearth
(n.) the floor of a fireplace; the fireside as a symbol of the home and family
lard
fat from the abdomen of a pig that is rendered and clarified for use in cooking.
wafting
pass or cause to pass easily or gently through or as if through the air
whitewash
(n1) a mixture of chalk or lime and water, used for painting houses and walls white
(n2) (disapproving) an attempt to hide unpleasant facts about someone or something
(v1) to cover something such as a wall with whitewash
(v2) (disapproving) to try to hide unpleasant facts about someone or something; to try to make something seem better than it is
grudging
unwilling; reluctant; stingy
gander
a look or glance
gape
to stare with an open mouth
spool
a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
plying
to work diligently
curios
unusual objects
ponderously
moving with great difficulty
buckboard
an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels
obliged
be indebted or grateful.
kindling
dry sticks of wood used to start a fire
ramrod
A long thin rod that pushed gunpowder down the barrel of a musket., rigidly straight
literacy
the ability to read and write