"The Fault in Our Stars" vocabs

Defining new vocabs I found in the novel
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mousy
Of or like a mouse
puff
Swell; Become swollen
prosthetic
Denoting an artificial body part, such as a limb, heart, or a breast implant
memorabilia
Objects kept or collected because of their associations with memorable people or events
toroidal
Resembling a torus
peg
A short pin or bolt, typically tapered at one end, used for securng in place, hanging things on, or marking a position.
fraught
Causing or affected by anxiety or stress
stormtrooper
Troops trained specially for carrying out a sudden assault
muddled
brought into a disordered or confusing state
plumb
Measure the depth of a body of water (with object); Be of a specified depth; explore or experience fully or to extremes (without object)
demented
A person suffering from dementia
dysmorphic
Characterized by malformation
paper over
To gloss over, explain away, or patch up (as major differences or disparities), especially in order to maintain a semblance of unity or agreement; hide, conceal
swish
Move with a hissing or rushing sound; aim a swinging blow at something
barrette
A clip or bar for holding hair in place
cannula
A thin tube inserted into a vein or body cavity to administer medicine, drain off fluid, or insert a surgical instrument
nubbin
A small lump or residual part
con man
A man who cheats or tricks someone by means of a confidence game
arsenic
The chemical element of atomic number 33, a brittle steel-grey metalloid.
platoon
A subdivision of a company of soldiers, usually forming a tactical unit that is commanded by a lieutenant and divided into into several sections.
gouge
Make (a groove, hole, or indentation) with or as if with a gouge; Overcharge, swindle
swindle
Use deception to deprive (someone) of money or possessions; obtain (money) fraudulently.
coy
(especially with reference to a woman) making a pretense of shyness or modesty that is intended to be alluring
flimsy
comparatively light and insubstantial, easily damaged; (of clothing) light and thin; (of a pretext or account) weak and unconvincing
gerbil
A burrowing mouselike rodent that is specially adapted to living in arid conditions found in Africa and Asia
wade
Walk through water or another liquid or soft substance; read laboriously through (a long piece of writing); get involved in (something) vigorously or forcefully
flail
Wave or swing or cause to wave or swing wildly; beat, flog
cart
Convey or put in a cart or similar vehicle; remove or convey (someone) somewhere unceremoniously.
outflank
Move around the side of (an enemy) so as to outmaneuver them; outwit
taut
streched or pulled tight, not slack; (of writing, music, etc) concise and controlled
double entendre
A word or phrase open to two interpretations, one of which is usally risque or indecent.
throttle
A device controlling the flow of fuel or power to an engine; a throat, gullet or windpipe; attack or kill (someone) by choking or strangling them; control (an engine or vehicle) with a throttle
squint
Look at someone or something with one or both eyes partly closed in an attempt to see more clearly or as a reaction to strong light; have eyes that look in different directions; a permanent deviation in the direction of the gaze of one eye; a quick or casual look
mangle
Severely mutilate, disfigure or damage by cutting, tearing or crushing; a large machine for ironing sheets or other fabrics, usually when they are damp, using heated rollers
sobriquet
A person's nickname
recluse
A person who lives a solitary life and tends to avoid other people
bacchanalia
The Roman festival of Bacchus; a drunken revelry
slobber
To let saliva or liquid spill out from the mouth; drool; To express sentiment or enthusiasm effusively or mawkishly;
barnacle
A marine crustacean with an external shell, which attaches itself permanently to a variety of surfaces. Barnacles feed by filtering particles from the water using their modified feathery legs
"Is my wittle fuffywump sickywicky?"
"Are you feeling sick?", said in a motherly or by a lover
decrepit
(of a person) elderly and infirm; worn out or ruined because of age or neglect
hooky
Stay away from school or work without permission or explanation; (of a tune or a component of a tune) having immediate appeal and easy to remember
Hoosier
A native or inhabitant of Indiana
shudder
(of a person) tremble convulsively, typically as a result of fear or revulsion; (especially of a vehicle, machine, or building) shake or vibrate deeply; (of a person's breathing) be unsteady, especially as a result of emotional disturbance.
deflate
Cause (someone) to suddenly lose confidence or feel less important; reduce the level of (an emotion or feeling)
metastasize
(of a cancer) spread to other sites in the body of metastasis
crinkle
Form small creases or wrinkles in the surface of something, especially the skin of the face as the result of a facial expression; a wrinkle or crease on the surface of something
carcinoma
A cancer arising in the epithelial tissue of the skin or of the lining of the internal organs.
oncologist
A doctor who specializes in treating people with cancer
lascivious
(of a person, manner, or gesture) feeling or revealing an overt and often offensive sexual desire (lewd, licentious)
twitterpated
infatuated or obsessed; in a state of nervous excitement
shrapnel
Fragments of a bomb, shell or other object thrown out by an explosion
deadpan
Deliberately impassive or expressionless; in a deadpan manner; say something amusing while affecting a serious manner
supernova(e)
A start that suddenly increases greatly in brightness because
untethered
Released or free from a tether
hamartia
A fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero or heroine
edema
A condition characterized by an excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body.
sarcophagus
A stone coffin, typically adorned with a sculpture or inscription and associated with the ancient civiliazations of Egypt, Rome and Greece
gut
Personal courage and determination; toughness of character; take out the intestines and other internal organs of (a fish or other animal) before cooking it; remove or destroy completely the internal parts of (a building or other structure); cause (someone) to feel extremely upset or disappointed.
stubble
The cut stalks of grain plants left sticking out of the ground after the grain is harvested; short, stiff hairs growing on a man's face when he has not shaved for a while.
unhinge
Make (someone) mentally unbalanced (deranged); take (a door) off its hinges