Glossary of Words: Creek, Soaring, Shack, Huddle, Garrulous, and More

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Glossary of Words

  • Creek (n): A stream smaller than a river
  • Soaring (n): The sport of flying a sailplane
  • Shack (n): A rough cabin; shanty
  • Huddle (v): To gather or crowd together in a close mass
  • Garrulous (adj): Excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters
  • Brag (v): To use boastful language; boast
  • Unruly (adj): Not submissive or conforming to rule; ungovernable; turbulent; intractable; refractory; lawless
  • Sturdy (adj): Strongly built; stalwart; robust
  • Aloofness (n): The quality or state of being aloof, distant, or reserved; indifference
  • Clench (v): To close the hands, teeth, etc. tightly
  • Plea (n): An appeal or entreaty
  • Foyer (n): The lobby of a theater, hotel, or apartment house
  • Spool (n): Any cylindrical piece or device on which something is wound
  • Blare (v): To emit a loud, raucous sound
  • Gust (n): A sudden, strong blast of wind
  • Tousle (v): To disorder or dishevel
  • Lurch (n): An act or instance of swaying abruptly
  • Puffed up (adj): Feeling self-important; arrogant; pompous
  • Loafer (n): A person who loafs; lazy person; idler
  • Trundle (v): To cause a circular object to roll along; roll
  • Twirl (v): To cause to rotate rapidly; spin; revolve; whirl
  • Idle (adj): Not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing
  • Scrawny (adj): Excessively thin; lean; scraggy
  • Elopement (n): An act or instance of running off secretly, as to be married
  • Ashen (adj): Ash-colored; gray. Extremely pale; drained of color; pallid
  • Flock (n): A number of animals of one kind, especially sheep, goats, or birds, that keep or feed together or are herded together
  • Trimming (n): Anything used or serving to decorate or complete
  • Afterglow (n): The glow frequently seen in the sky after sunset; afterlight
  • Avert (v): To turn away or aside
  • Wispy (adj): Being a wisp or in wisps; wisplike
  • Scorching (adj): Burning; very hot
  • Stillborn (adj): Dead when born
  • Ramshackle (adj): Loosely made or held together; rickety; shaky
  • Pry (v): To inquire impertinently or unnecessarily into something
  • Surly (adj): Churlishly rude or bad-tempered
  • Forge (v): To form by heating and hammering; beat into shape
  • Haunch (n): The hip
  • Charred (adj): Burned or reduced to charcoal
  • Ailing (adj): Sickly; unwell
  • Frisk (v): To dance, leap, skip, or gambol; frolic
  • Twirled (v): To cause to rotate rapidly; spin
  • Panjpar (n): Card game
  • Chubby (adj): Round and plump
  • Bethought (v): To think; consider
  • Jagged (adj): Having ragged notches, points, or teeth

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