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TTM C9 Vocab

Vocabulary Words for Chapter 9 of The Time Machine

TermDefinition
ere before
impending hovering threateningly; menacing
calamity an event that causes great harm and suffering
irritable becoming angry or annoyed easily
scrub stunted trees or shrubs
insidious causing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed
rather to some degree or extent
abandon leave and never return to
reluctantly feeling or showing doubt about doing something; not willing or eager to do something
atrocious very evil or cruel; very bad; horrifying
ingenious very smart or clever; having or showing ingenuity
absence the condition where something is not present or does not exist
temperate having temperatures that are not too hot or too cold
climate a region with particular weather patterns or conditions
tropical places where there is no frost or snow all year
districts areas or sections that have some special characteristic or purpose
vegetation plants in general; plants that cover a particular area
smoulder burning slowly without flames but usually with smoke (the American spelling has no ā€œuā€)
fermentation a chemical change that involves gas being released
restrained prevented a person or animal from doing something
struggles violent efforts
plunged thrust or cast oneself into or as if into water; acted with reckless haste; entered suddenly or unexpectedly
adjacent close or near; sharing a border, wall, or point
accustomed familiar with something so that it seems normal or usual
grimly without flinching or giving in; having a very serious appearance or manner; causing feelings of sadness or worry; gloomy or depressing
fizzed made a hissing or sputtering sound
fright fear caused by sudden danger; sudden fear
knelt past tense of kneel
murmur a low sound made when many people are speaking
company a group of persons or things
maneuvering making a series of changes in direction and position for a specific purpose
encamp set up and use a camp
carbuncles red jewels (such as a garnets) that are cut into a rounded shape
whoop a high, loud sound expressing enthusiasm or excitement
foliage the leaves of a plant or of many plants
weary lacking strength, energy, or freshness because of a need for rest or sleep
exertion physical or mental effort
slumberous heavy with sleep
nod to make a quick downward motion of the head whether deliberately (as in expressing assent or salutation) or involuntarily (as from drowsiness)
closed with came near, especially so as to engage with an enemy force
bitterness feeling severe pain, grief, or regret
indescribably impossible to describe
monstrous extremely or unusually large; very wrong or unfair; very ugly, cruel, or vicious; like a monster
overpowered defeated by force
nipping pinching; biting
thrust made a sudden, strong, forward movement at someone or something with a weapon
succulent full of juice; moist
exultation a feeling of great happiness and excitement
pitch the highness or lowness of a sound
battered beaten with successive blows so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish
incessant continuing without stopping; not stopping
agape having the mouth open because of wonder, surprise, or shock
outflanked moved around the side of something, such as an opposing force, to attack from behind
weird mysteriously strange, like a fantasy story or something supernatural
beheld looked at; saw
hillock a small hill
tumulus an artificial hillock or mound, like over a grave; a burial mound
surmounted stood at the top of
hawthorn a type of bush or small tree with white or pink flowers and small red fruits
writhing twisting your body from side to side
encircling forming a circle around
bewilderment being very confused
crippling disabling permanently
absolute complete and total
quivering shaking because of fear, cold, nervousness, etc.
elude avoid or escape someone or something by being quick, skillful, or clever
stayed stopped from continuing
about on all sides; around
to and fro from one place to another
uncanny strange or unusual in a way that is surprising or difficult to understand; supernatural
coiling winding into rings or spirals
uprush an upward rush (as of gas or liquid)
canopy something that hangs or spreads out over an area
thrice three times
dim not mentally bright; stupid; not perceiving clearly and distinctly; not seen clearly
massacre the violent killing of many people
abominations things that cause disgust or hatred
remnant the part of something that is left when the other parts are gone
damned condemned by the Christian God to suffer eternal punishment in hell
pulsated made strong and regular beats, sounds, flashes, etc.
internally coming from inside
lame having an injured leg or foot that makes walking difficult or painful
trouser related to a pair of pants
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