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TTM C7 Vocab

Vocabulary Words for Chapter 7 of The Time Machine

sustaining supporting
impeded slowed
simplicity stupidity
malign causing or intended to cause harm
loathed hated very much
pit a big hole in the ground
incomprehensible impossible to understand
degree amount
villainy evil behavior or actions
sufferance A situation where you get what you have not because it’s yours or you deserve it, but because no one has taken it away from you.
intolerable too bad, harsh, or severe to be accepted
maintained caused them to exist or continue without changing
habitual used on a regular basis
paws touches or hits someone or something with a paw or foot
sport a physical activity (such as hunting, fishing, running, swimming, etc.) that is done for enjoyment
departed existing in the past
organism an individual living thing
Nemesis an opponent or enemy that is very difficult to defeat
anew over again; once more; in a new or different form
reacquainted made to be familiar with something again
meditations extended thoughts or periods of thought
prime the most active, thriving, or satisfying stage or period
fastness a place that is difficult to get to or that can be easily defended if it is attacked
refuge shelter or protection from danger or trouble
practicable able to be done or used
dexterous having or showing great skill or cleverness
pinnacles a tower on the roof of a building that comes to a narrow point at the top
reckoned calculated or guessed
eccentric strange or unusual
withered became dry and weak
mallows a type of plant with attention-grabbing flowers
contrived made happen in a clever way or with difficulty
expectation anticipation; waiting for something
remote far away
preternaturally very unusually in a way that does not seem natural
hither to this place
thither to that place
invasion entering a place you are not wanted
burrows holes or tunnels in the ground that animals (such as rabbits or foxes) make to live in or for safety
Faun a creature in Roman mythology that is part human and part goat
acacias a shrub or tree that grows in warm regions and that has white or yellow flowers
brow the projecting upper part or margin of a steep place
boles trunks
imperceptible impossible to see or notice
tattered old and torn
streamer a long, narrow flag
yore time past and especially long past
Sirius a star of the constellation Canis Major that is the brightest star in the heavens, also called the Dog Star (This is where we get the phrase “the dog days of summer.”)
amid in or into the middle of something
scintillating sparkling or shining brightly
dwarfed made something look very small or unimportant when compared with something else
gravities very serious qualities or conditions
terrestrial relating to or occurring on the earth
unfathomable so deep as to be impossible to understand; bottomless
precessional describing the way the axis of the Earth moves
cycle a complete circle of movement (sort of)
describes makes a motion or draws a line that shows the shape of something
aspirations strong desires to achieve something high or great
ancestry line of descent; lineage, especially honorable, noble, or aristocratic descent; a person's ancestors; the people who were in your family in past times
whiled caused to pass especially without boredom or in a pleasant manner
dozed slept lightly
peaked being pale and wan or emaciated; sickly
overtaking moving up to and past (someone or something that is in front of you) by moving faster
flung threw or pushed something in a sudden and forceful way
wherewith by which
dainty small and pretty
rill a very small brook
suchlike sharing qualities or characteristics
discriminating able to recognize the difference between things that are of good quality and those that are not; liking only things that are of good quality
prejudice a feeling of like or dislike for someone or something especially when it is not reasonable or logical
deep-seated existing for a long time and very difficult to change
cannibal a person who eats the flesh of human beings or an animal that eats its own kind
torment something that causes extreme physical or mental pain
preyed hunted down and killed for food
rigorous very strict and demanding
watchword a word or phrase that expresses a rule that a particular person or group follows
fullness of time at some point; eventually
scorn harsh criticism that shows a lack of respect or approval for someone or something
degradation the act or process of damaging or ruining something (The Time Traveller is saying the Elois' intelligence had been ruined.)
perforce necessarily or must be done
sharer one who shares
procure to get something by some action or effort
torch a long stick with material at one end that burns brightly
contrivance a machine or piece of equipment made with skill and cleverness
battering ram a large and heavy piece of wood or other material that is used to hit and break through walls and doors
schemes clever and often dishonest plans to do or get something
dwelling a place where a person lives
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