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Moustache Vocabulary Words
Short story by Robert Cormier
entered as if to take possession
someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period
a cardiovascular condition, whereby arterial walls get clogged with plaque that hardens, which interferes with blood circulation
deceived; let down
colorless, sweet-smelling liquid; used as an anaesthetic
great fear; uneasiness
manner of standing
having to do with secret planning, plotting
stately; fit for or belonging to a king or queen
a period during 1930's when the stock market crashed, banks failed, and many people lost their jobs
room for receiving guests
(psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior
arousing pity; pitiful
substances that prevent the growth of germs that causes infection
causing stomach upset; sickening, disgusting, loathsome
the shrill, broken sound that a hen makes
a slight mistake or error
marked by clearness of reasoning, expression
lasting a long time; constant
a long passage in a building from which doors lead into rooms
par for the course
an average or normal amount; just what one might expect
a message or meaning that emerges and builds across a text in the reader's awareness; it's revealed through character, plot, conflict, etc.