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TTM C6 Vocab

Vocabulary Words for Chapter 6 of The Time Machine

manifestly clearly shown or visible; easy to understand or recognize
shrinking quickly moving away from something shocking, frightening, or disgusting
pallid very pale in a way that suggests poor health; having a pallor
half-bleached partially lost its color
zoological about the study of animals
filthily very dirty; disgusting; offensive
sympathetic having pleasant or appealing qualities
appreciate to understand the worth or importance of something
disordered not working in a normal, healthy way
oppressed made to feel sad or worried for a long period of time
vermin small insects and animals (such as fleas or mice) that are sometimes harmful to plants or other animals and that are difficult to get rid of
shirks avoiding doing something that you are supposed to do
penetrating entering, piercing, or pervading; going into
appalled caused to feel fear, shock, or disgust
insecurity feeling nervous and uncomfortable; unsure
afield away from home; away from here or there
character a set of qualities that make a place or thing different from other places or things
façade the front of a building, often a false front that gives the impression that the building is shaped differently
Oriental of, relating to, or from Asia and especially eastern Asia (Just as a note, it’s considered racist to use this word to refer to people. We use it to refer to things, like a rug.)
lustre a glow of reflected light (the American spelling is ends in "er")
porcelain A hard, white substance that is very delicate and that is made by baking clay. We sometimes also call it china. We make tea sets and dolls out of it, among other things.
aspect the way a person, place, or thing appears
minded having a desire or intention to do something
circuit a circular path or trip
hold over put on hold
self-deception lying to yourself
enable made someone or something able to do or to be something
resolved made a definite and serious decision to do something
disconcerted confused, upset, or embarrassed
piteous deserving or causing feelings of sympathy or pity
opposition action that is done to stop or defeat someone or something
nerved gave courage or strength
agonized showing mental or physical pain or agony
reassure to make someone feel less afraid, upset, or doubtful
unstable not held in a secure position; likely to move or fall
effected caused to produce the desired result
acutely very sharply and strongly
discomfort an uncomfortable or painful feeling in the body
slender very narrow; not wide
throb to beat with a strong, steady rhythm
roused caused someone who is tired or not interested to become active
stooping walking or standing with your head and shoulders bent forward
abnormally unusual from what is average, especially in a way that causes problems
abysmal Usually this means “extremely poor or bad,” but it comes from the words “abyss,” which is a word for a gigantic pit or seemingly bottomless hole. Wells is describing the fish that live in deep sea trenches.
rayless having, admitting, or emitting no rays; dark
gutters low areas at the sides of roads that are used to catch water and carry it away from the road
unaided not helped
flight running away
fell away to diminish gradually in size; to drift off a course
spectral ghost-like
stuffy lacking fresh air
halitus a breath or vapor
vista a distant view through or along an avenue or opening
carnivorous Meat-eating. Carne!
furnish to provide with what is needed
joint a large piece of meat for roasting
unmeaning lacking intelligence; vapid; stupid
lurking being in a hidden place; waiting in a secret or hidden place especially in order to do something wrong or harmful
ill-equipped not well prepared
absurd extremely silly, foolish, or unreasonable; completely ridiculous
infinitely having no limits
appliances ways they make practical use of things
arms weapons
frightfully very strongly
Kodak a brand of camera
endowed freely or naturally provided
economize to use money, resources, etc., carefully
novelty something that is new or unusual
lank not well filled out; slender, thin
odour a particular smell (the American spelling has no "u")
disengaged separated
plucking pulling something quickly to remove it
nauseatingly causing you to feel like you are going to vomit
inhuman not human
lidless having no lid
pump a machine that moves fluids around
giddy dizzy
peering looking narrowly or curiously; especially looking searchingly at something difficult to discern
well-nigh almost or nearly
swam had a floating or reeling feeling
Created by: MsSchmidt



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