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TTM C12 Vocab

Vocabulary Words for Chapter 12 of The Time Machine

ebbed moved like the tide moves out to sea
evidences things which show that something else exists or is true; visible signs of something
slackened slowed down
petty not very important or serious
inversion a change in the position, order, or relationship of things so that they are the opposite of what they had been
glided moved in a smooth way
foremost first; in front
stagnant not flowing; not active, changing, or progressing
begrimed made dirty with grime
timepiece a clock or watch
clatter rattling sound; commotion; noisy chatter
dined ate dinner or ate the main meal
prophecy a statement that something will happen in the future
hatched to incubate an egg till it hatches; to bring into being; to come up with in secret
assertion something that was said in a strong and definite way
stroke of art something created to be more beautiful or more clever
enhance increase or improve
grate a metal frame with bars across it that is used in a fireplace or to cover an opening
contemplation the act of thinking deeply about something; the act of looking carefully at something
puffing breathing smoke from a cigarette, pipe, etc., in and out of the lungs
mute not able or willing to speak; felt or expressed without the use of words
inquiry a request for information; a question
gynaeceum a very specific part in the center of the flower that makes the seeds
I’m hanged an expression of surprise, like “I’ll be darned”
cabs Hansom cabs, small horse-drawn taxis that were how people in London got around in the Victorian Era, if they didn’t have their own carriage
squat short and thick
ebony a hard, blackish, heavy wood that comes from tropical trees
translucent not completely clear or transparent but clear enough to allow light to pass through
glimmering shining in a weak, faint, or unsteady way
smears dirty marks, spots, streaks, etc., made by touching or rubbing something
awry in a turned or twisted position or direction
bench a long worktable
gaudy too bright and heavily decorated; very large or impressive; ridiculous
easy comfortable, familiar, not formal
substantial strongly made
bough a main branch of a tree
instability being not firm, easy to shake
meddle to become involved in the activities and concerns of other people when your involvement is not wanted; to change or handle something in a way that is unwanted or harmful
knapsack a bag (as of canvas or nylon) strapped on the back and used for carrying supplies or personal belongings; a backpack
hoax an act that is meant to trick or deceive people
to the hilt with nothing missing; to the very limit
consented agreed; gave permission
comprehending understanding (usually something difficult)
advertisement an ad
engagement a promise to meet or be present at a particular place and time
truncated cut short
phantasm illusion; ghost
subsiding sinking or falling to the bottom; settling
pane a sheet of glass in a window or door
skylight a window in the roof of a house or on a ship's deck
manservant a male servant
Created by: MsSchmidt



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