How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

11 terms

Harriet The Spy - Vocab Words - Ch 1 & 2

STUDY
PLAY
dispersed
To drive off or scatter in different directions:The police dispersed the crowd.To strew or distribute widely:The airplane dispersed the leaflets over the city.To cause to vanish or disappear.
dubious
Fraught with uncertainty or doubt; undecided.Arousing doubt; doubtful:a dubious distinction.Of questionable character:dubious profits.
exasperate
To make very angry or impatient; annoy greatly.To increase the gravity or intensity of
plaintive
Expressing sorrow; mournful or melancholy.
splutter
To make repeated or sporadic spitting sounds.To speak hastily and incoherently, as when confused or angry.To utter or express hastily and incoherently.A spluttering noise.
apprehensive
Anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy.Capable of understanding and quick to apprehend.
billow
A large wave or swell of water.A great swell, surge, or undulating mass, as of smoke or sound.To surge or roll in billows.To swell out or bulge:sheets billowing in the breeze.
donning
To put on (clothing).To assume or take on:donned the air of the injured party.
grimace
A sharp contortion of the face expressive of pain, contempt, or disgust.To make a sharp contortion of the face.
intone
To recite in a singing tone.To utter in a monotone.To speak with a singing tone or with a particular intonation.To sing a plainsong intonation.
musing
Deep in thought; contemplative.Contemplation; meditation.A product of contemplation; a thought