17 terms

Matilda Chapters 1-2

By Roald Dahl
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offspring
Children or young of a person, animal, or plant
ghastly
gruesomely or deadly, horrible; frightful
absorbed
taken in like water in a sponge
infuriated
very angry
resented
expressed annoyance
glared
stared at angrily
scorcher
a remark that "burns" you, or causes you to feel bad
lyrical
Songlike; characterized by emotions, subjectivity, and imagination.
abdomen
In mammals, the cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; the belly.
glacial
like a glacier; extremely cold
gormless
dull or unintelligent; dim-witted, slow
enlightened
highly educated, blessed with the "light" of wisdom and deep understanding of the world
formidable
extremely impressive in strength or excellence
seldom
not often
ignorant
lacking education or knowledge
coupled
join two things together
mint
a plant where money is made by authority of the government

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