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Vocabulary Roundup - Game of Thrones, Page 250

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There are words here and there while reading that I'm not sure I understand properly, or don't know at all. Facial expressions and feelings, and words for places that I never knew before, or wasn't sure of. I would continuously keep having to take breaks to find definitions for things, and sometime into the book I felt like I'd begun repeating myself. I'd been looking up words, putting it into the scene in my head, and immediately forgotten what the word meant. I decided the best thing to do would be to write down words in a notebook as I read, along with their definitions. Since I started writing, however many pages ago, I've got 23 words. And here they all are, definitions included.

*Noun

**Adjective

***Verb

  • Wry

    **1. Using or expressing dry, esp. mocking, humor.

    **2. (of a person's face or features) Twisted into an expression of disgust, disappointment, or annoyance.

  • Niggard

    *A stingy or ungenerous person.

  • Conjecture

    *An opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information.

    **Form an opinion or supposition about (something) on the basis of incomplete information.

  • Trepidation

    *1. A feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen.

    *2. Trembling motion.

  • Nonplussed

    **1. (of a person) Surprised and confused so much that they are unsure how to react.

    **2. (of a person) Unperturbed.

  • Perturb

    ***1. Make (someone) anxious or unsettled.

    ***2. Subject (a system, moving object, or process) to an influence tending to alter its normal or regular state or path.

  • Slight

    *An insult caused by a failure to show someone proper respect or attention.

    **Small in degree; inconsiderable.

    ***Insult (someone) by treating or speaking of them without proper respect or attention.

  • Contrite

    **Feeling or expressing remorse or penitence; affected by guilt.

  • Quip

    *A witty remark.

    ***Make a witty remark.

  • Sullen

    **1. Bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy.

    **2. (esp. of water) Slow-moving: "rivers in sullen flood".

  • Admonition

    *An act or action of admonishing; authoritative counsel or warning.

  • Insolent

    **Showing a rude or arrogant lack of respect.

  • Rankle

    ***1. (of a wound or sore) Continue to be painful; fester.

    ***2. (of a comment, event, or fact) Cause annoyance or resentment that persists.

  • Lecherous

    **Having or showing excessive or offensive sexual desire.

  • Sardonic

    **Grimly mocking or cynical.

  • Earnest

    *A sign or promise of what is to come: "an earnest of the world's desire not to see the conflict repeated elsewhere".

    **Resulting from or showing intense conviction: "an earnest student".

  • Droll

    **Curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement: "his unique brand of droll self-mockery".

  • Reproach

    *The expression of disapproval or disappointment.

    ***Address (someone) in such a way as to express disapproval or disappointment.

  • Curt

    **Rudely brief: "his reply was curt".

  • Placid

    **(of a person or animal) Not easily upset or excited.

    **(esp. of a place or stretch of water) Calm and peaceful, with little movement or activity.

  • Ford

    *A shallow place in a river or stream allowing one to walk or drive across.

    **(of a person or vehicle) Cross (a river or stream) at a shallow place.

  • Petulant

    **(of a person or their manner) Childishly sulky or bad-tempered.

  • Retinue

    *A group of advisers, assistants, or others accompanying an important person.

And this concludes Teto's first vocabulary roundup.




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Posted

niggard niggard niggard niggard niggard niggard niggard

 

I'm 100% niggard

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Posted

Man, but I use these words all the time...

 

 

(Glad to see you joining the Brotherhood!)

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this is the reason why i like reading books on kindles, since you can touch a word to get its definition

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