11 terms

The Outsider- Vocabulary- Chapter 4-6

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defiance
(noun) a daring or bold resistance to authority or to any opposing force;
She buries her brother, even though this act of defiance will assure her doom.
sheepish
(adj.) timid, meek or bashful;
Then with a sheepish laugh Frederik abruptly changed the subject.
imploringly
(adv.) in a manner of asking or begging a person to do something;
She looked at him imploringly.
sullen
bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy
The young man walked quickly to where they stood eyeing him sullenly.
bewildered
completely puzzled or confused;
The experience left Sarah bewildered: "Maybe we are crazy?"
smoldering
Burning with little smoke and no flame
The evening wore away and Dr. and Mrs. Nesbit were alone by the ashes in the smoldering fire in the grate.
unceasing
continuous
When he reached the edge of the town he halted a moment, and then heard the firing of artillery in an unceasing roar.
savage
wild
Over the long sweep of human history, savage wars did bring peace.
reluctant
Unwilling, holding back
And yet, she was reluctant to say anything to church members - even family members.
detached
Impartial, disinterested; unconcerned, distant, aloof
She was not curious, being used to seeing him look so detached.
husky
big and strong
(of a voice) deep and rough

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