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Demon Headmaster Ch. 3-4

Demon Headmaster Vocabulary Ch. 3-4
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to sidle
to move sideways or indirectly
to recite
to say a piece of writing aloud from memory, or to publicly state a list of things
to waver
to hesitate when doing something
to chant
to say sth in a singing way
earnest
serious and important
to accuse
to blame, find at fault
to disapprove
to dislike or be against someone or something
unison
occurring together or simultaneously; in agreement
blotch
an irregularly shaped spot
to bar
to block the way
prefect
a student appointed to a position of authority in a school
deportment
behaviour, conduct,
bewildered
completely confused; puzzled
to swivel
to turn freely around a fixed point
filing cabinet
a large piece of furniture used for holding documents
immaculate
completely neat and clean; without fault or error
brain-teaser
a difficult problem that is challenging and fun to solve
to botch up
to spoil something by doing it badly
luminous
bright, glowing
to croon
to say sth in a very soft & gentle way
muzzily
dull; mentally hazy; gloomily
to endure
to deal with a painful or difficult situation calmly and patiently
hubbub
loud confused noise from many sources
demure
sober or serious in manner
sarcastically
saying something in a mean way to try to hurt someone's feelings
savagely
wildly
unrepentantly
without regret or sorrow
to sneer
to look at something/someone with hatred
languid
tired; slow; droopy
semolina
made from durum wheat to make pasta
timidly
in a way that shows fear or shyness
stony-faced
not showing emotion; stolid
vague
not clearly understood or expressed
gleeful
excited and happy
ferociously
fierce, cruel or bloodthirsty
(to speak) silkily
(to speak) in a smooth, delicate manner
to gloat
to show great pleasure in one's own success or other people's failure in an uncaring or arrogant way
sinister
evil; ominous
aisle
a passageway between rows of seats
to deceive
to mislead
obstinately
stubbornly, inflexibly
accustomed
used to (doing something in a certain way)
to droop
to feel tired and without energy