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Marley Vocab

TermDefinition
Affectionate readily feeling or showing fondness or tenderness. Pg. 6 Jenny and I got on our knees, and lily happily accepted accepted or effection.
Commotion a state of confused and noisy disturbance. Pg. 8 Just as we were reaching the car, we heard a commotion coming from the woods.
Queasiness inclined to or feeling nausea, as the stomach, a person, etc.; nauseous; nauseated. Pg. 9 ''I think,'' I said, a slight queasiness rising in my gut, ''we just met dad.''
Console comfort (someone) at a time of grief or disappointment. Pg.11 At the center console, Marley ran into a problem.
Indestructible not able to be destroyed. Pg. 13 With it's concrete floor and walls, it was virtually indestructible.
Audible able to be heard. Pg. 14 Then a slight, barley audible whimper.
Morphed change smoothly from one image to another by small gradual steps using computer animation techniques.Pg. 18 His cute little puppy head had rapidly morphed into something resembling the shape of a blacksmiths anvil.
Agile able to move quickly and easily. Pg. 24 I made a few lunges at him but he was to fast and agile.
Exuberance the quality of being full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness; ebullience.Pg. 35 Marley didn't stop until he ran into me with his usual exuberance.
Frenzy a state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior. Pg. 41 The storm had sent him into a panic stricken frenzy.
Rambunctious uncontrollably exuberant; boisterous. Pg. 51 As we searched i gradually became more aware that marley was more rambunctious than usual.
Obnoxious Extremely Unpleasant Pg. 65 Now it was obnoxious and even terrifying.
Intimidated frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants. Pg. 70 Being a lover of large animals and not imitated by sliva showers, Colleen gave him plenty.
Verdict a decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case or an inquest. Pg. 72 The verdict was in Marley had passed the audition.
Severed divide by cutting or slicing, especially suddenly and forcibly. Pg.79 The cast and crew were staring at the severed leash in disbelief.
Teetered move or balance unsteadily; sway back and forth. Pg. 89 Conner teetered the cage door, his fingers through the bars and said, ''Me in jail.''
Converged (of lines) tend to meet at a point. Pg. 91 We converged the laundry room.
Warped become or cause to become bent or twisted out of shape, typically as a result of the effects of heat or dampness. Pg. 127 Marley's tracks in the snow told us a lot about his warped mind.
Heist a robbery. Pg. 141 His tail was wagging lazily, a sign he thought he was alone and getting away with his major food heist.
Lumbering move in a slow, heavy, awkward way. Pg. 143 Soon the birds know the lumbering yellow beast was no threat, but just a minor annoyance.
Customary according to the customs or usual practices associated with a particular society, place, or set of circumstances. Pg. 154 he circled and sniffed and scratched in his customary way, trying to locate the perfect schrine for his daily offering.
Bravado a bold manner or a show of boldness intended to impress or intimidate.Pg156 He shook off the snow and banged his tail against my knees, prancing about, all frisky and cocky, flush with the bravado of an adventurer just back from a jaunt through the woods.
Optimistic hopeful and confident about the future. Pg. 162 An hour later the doctor sounded slightly more optimistic.
Delectable (of food or drink) delicious. Pg. 167 he licked to sit and lick the carpet, as if it had been coated with the most delectable gravy he ever tasted.
Heirloom a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations. Pg. 194 We could go to dinner without worrying what family heirloom he would destroy Next.
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