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Tuck Everlasting Vocabulary

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tangent
a sudden change of course
forlorn
pitiful
rueful
regretful or sorrowful
grimace
to twist the face in fun or in a look of pain or disgust
exasperated
irritated, annoyed
self-deprecation
expressing lack of importance of one's self
galling
causing extreme irritation
implored
begged
peculiar
odd
parson
clergyman, or an ordained person of the church
shimmered
shone with an unsteady light
vanity
too much concern for one's appearance
hoarding
storing away
scoured
cleaned by hard rubbing with something rough
indomitable
not easily discouraged or defeated
mirage
something that seems real but is not
elation
high spirits
colander
a bowl shaped kitchen utensil with perforations for draining liquids and rinsing food
earnestly
seriously
illiterates
those who do not know how to read or write
ordeal
a severely difficult experience
wheezed
breathed hard with a whistling sound
roust
stirred or drove out; brought out of sleep
in cahoots
in partnership, usually doing something dishonest
companionable
friendly
accomodations
lodgings
petulance
unreasonable irritability
extraordinary
very unusual
entranced
enchanted, fascinated
insistent
demanding
plaintive
sad
prostrate
exhausted
exultant
triumphant
sedately
calmly
apprehension
a feeling of uneasiness about the future
accomplice
a person who knowingly helps another in an unlawful act
wistful
showing longing or sadness
revulsion
extreme disgust
balmy
mild and pleasant
quivered
shook; shivered; trembled
tranquil
peaceful, calm
bovine
Resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
veered
changed direction
arc
something curved in shape
oppressive
harsh or cruel
infinite
without beginning or end
melancholy
sad
brooch
a decorative pin worn by women
troupe
n. a group of touring actors, singers, or performers
consolingly
comforting in a time of sorrow or disappointment
burly
big and strong; muscular
resentful
feeling angry or annoyed
perversely
morally bad
irrelevant
having nothing to do with the subject
primly
very formally, dainty
faltered
hesitated or stumbled
locks
used to hold the oar/paddle while rowing a boat
silhouette
form/shape of an object/person usually in black
willy-nilly
happening whether we want it to or not
anguish
suffering-heartache
dumb
unable to speak
linger
leave slowly and hesitantly
paradox
a statement that seems contradictory but is actually true
imagery
the ability to form mental images of things or events
personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
simile
a comparison using "like" or "as"
metaphor
a comparison NOT using "like" or "as"
barbarian
an uncivilized person, someone without manners or culture
roust
woke up from sleep
gallows
the frame for a rope to hang people to death
threadbare
having worn away so that the threads show through
gander
a look or glance
teeming
adj. overfilled; crowded; pouring out
searing
Extremely hot or intense
tarnation
mild swearing-bad word
petulant
easily irritated or annoyed
raved
talked wildly and excitedly
alien
anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
gingerly
with extreme care or delicacy
ponderous
heavy and slow moving
remorseless
having no pity or compassion
flailing
moving or waving about
exultant
joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
prostrate
stretched out and lying at full length along the ground
gentility
good manners
apprehension
anxious
catholic
general-universal(from the book)
gait
way of walking
imposing
large in size
veranda
open porch around a house
curlicue
fancy written curl
downy-headed
covered with soft hair