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TTM C2 Vocab

Vocabulary Words for Chapter 2 of The Time Machine

ingenuity skill or cleverness that allows someone to solve problems, invent things, etc.
ambush to attack someone or something by surprise from a hidden place
lucid able to think clearly, aware, awake
frankness a very direct and honest way of speaking or writing
skepticism an attitude of doubting the truth of something (such as a claim or statement)
perceive to notice or become aware of (something)
whim sudden and strange change of ideas
elements particular parts of something
deportment the way that a person behaves, stands, and moves especially in a formal situation
potentiality the ability to happen
preoccupied thinking about something a lot or too much
detained being prevented from leaving or arriving at the expected time
thereupon immediately after that
aforementioned mentioned before; spoken about or named earlier
speculation ideas or guesses about something that is not known
jocular said or done as a joke
exposition the act of explaining something; clear explanation
plight an unfortunate, difficult, or dangerous situation
ghastly very shocking or horrible; very bad; looking like a ghost
haggard looking very thin and tired especially from great hunger, worry, or pain
intense very great in degree; very strong
dazzled unable to see for a short time (because of sudden light)
tramp a person who travels from place to place and does not have a home or much money
faltering uncertain or unsteady
articulation the act of speaking or making a sound
mutton the meat of an adult sheep used as food
presently after a short time
editor a person who prepares something to be published
tattered old and torn
detested to dislike someone or something very strongly
woolgathering daydreaming
eminent successful, well-known and respected
wont likely to do something; having a tendency to do something; almost like a habit
exclamatory using words, phrases, or sounds that expresses a strong emotion
eke to get with great difficulty (usually used with out)
modest limited in size or amount
caricature someone or something that is very exaggerated in a funny or foolish way
ridicule the act of making fun of someone or something in a cruel or harsh way
irreverent having or showing a lack of respect for someone or something that is usually treated with respect
peptone a type of protein (very scientific term)
arteries any one of the tubes that carry blood from the heart to all parts of the body
shilling a British coin used before 1971 that was equal to 1/20 of a British pound
verbatim word for word; exact words
convulsively involving or causing a sudden violent shaking of the muscles in your body that you are unable to control
sheer complete and total
adjoining next to and joining up with
shan’t shall not
keenness strongness, sharpness, clear understanding
inadequacy the state of not being enough or not good enough
intonation the rise and fall in the sound of your voice when you speak
ceased stopped
Created by: MsSchmidt



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