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Stevenson Unit 11

Oxford-Sadlier Vocabulary

alias an assumed name, pseudonym
amble to walk slowly, stroll; a leisurely walk, saunter
burly big and strong; muscular, brawny, strapping
distort to give a false or misleading account of; to twist out of shape, disfigure, falsify
dogged persistent, stubbornly determined, refusing to give up, untiring
dumbfounded so amazed that one is unable to speak, bewildered, speechless, stunned, flabbergasted
extinct no longer in existence; no longer active; gone out of use, died out
fossil petrified remains or traces of an animal or plant that lived in the past; an extremely old-fashioned person or thing; relic
grit very fine sand or gravel; courage in the face of hardship or danger; to grind
inevitable sure to happen, unavoidable, inescapable, fated
ingrained fixed deeply and firmly; working into the grain or fiber; forming a part of the inmost being; deep-seated, deep-rooted
meteoric resembling a meteor in speed; having sudden and temporary brilliance similar to a meteor's; blazing, brilliant
parody a humorous or ridiculous imitation; to make fun of something by imitating it; satire, lampoon
prevail to triumph over; to succeed; to exist widely, be in general use; to get someone to do something by urging, win, rule, conquer
rend to tear to pieces; split violently apart, dismember, splinter, cleave
replenish to fill again, make good, replace, refill, restock, refresh
rummage to search through, investigate the contents of; an active search; a collection of odd items, sift through
skimp to save, be thrifty; to be extremely sparing with; to give little attention or effort to, cut corners
sleuth a detective, gumshoe, investigator
vandalism deliberate and pointless destruction of public or private property, malicious defacement, willful destruction