Wary: careful and suspicious synonyms: leery, cautious antonyms: impulsive, careless, heedless, unwary, forms: Noun: wariness Verb: OO Adjective: wary Adverb: warily related words: beware, warn wary,reluctant. Stephenie Meyer, Twilight Her eyes were warily,expecting more of Stephenie Meyer, New Moon I watched his reaction the fury that I had seen at his house. wary Robert Cormier, I am the Cheese again, on guard, and mistrustful.He was wary, and dangerous. John Steinbeck, The Pearl cautious, and Some animal thing was moving in him so that he was Any form of the word wary will appear once in every 603 pages of text.
recollect remember synonyms: recall antonyms: forget forms: Noun: recollection, recollections Verb: recollect, recollects, recollected, recollecting Adjective: 00 Adverb: 00 related words: collect recollections. Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo She would invoke the past, recall oldrecollected law practice. Robert Penn Warren, All the Kings Men how he had done quite well in hisThen Irecollectionsof her face Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre and person are correct. She was pretty, too, if my recollectionflashed into his mind. Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot A painful Any form of the word recollect will appear once in every 140 pages of text.
Ingenious: brilliant synonyms: inventive antonyms: dull, ignorant forms: Noun: ingenuity, ingeniousness Verb: OO Adjective: ingenious Adverb: ingeniously related words: genious Ingenious, J.K. Rowling, HP and the Chamber of Secrets of getting along without magic. really,l how many ways Muggles have found ingenious devices for JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit troubled the world, especially the The invented some of the machines that have since killing large numbers of people at once. ingenious Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees method of ridding the house of roaches– cracker crumbs and marshmallows. I thought about explaining to her my mothersingenious Edgar Allan Poe, The Purloined Letter than bold. The method of theft was not less Any form of the word ingenious will appear once in every 265 pages of text.
Shrewd: having a sharp mind, able to see into peoples motivations, being able to make careful and thoughtful decisions in ones own interests, not likely to be fooled synonyms: keen, astute, sharp, perceptive, calculating antonyms: foolish, gullible, naïve, obtuse, dense Forms: Noun: shrewdness Verb: 00 Adjective: shrewd Adverb: shrewdly shrewdMy boys are young, but they are very Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner eyes suddenly sharper. Hold on, Wanda, Jeb said, his Stephenie Meyer, The Host shrewd. his eyes clear and I glanced at him saw him looking at me with utter focus, Jodi Piccault, Change of Heart shrewd eye. Now Max, said Nix, peering at him with a Henry H. Neff, The Fiend and the Forge Any form of the word shrewd will appear once in every 326 pages of text.
Listless: having no energy synonyms: enervated, washed out, lazy antonyms: energetic, alert, lively Forms: Noun: listlessness Verb: 00 Adjective: listless Adverb: listlessly listless and distracted. You smell like cigarettes when you come home, youre Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You listlessly. The muddy waters in the after-the-flood churned Rudolfo Anaya, Bless Me Ultima listlessbody and carried her away from the goddess. Luke gathered up Annabeths Rick Riordan, The Titans Curse listlessly.I dont feel up to it, said Dorian, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray Any form of the word listless will appear once in every 1,990 pages of text.
Wane: fade out; become less synonyms: diminish, weaken, wither, recede antonyms: intensify, grow, wax Forms: Noun: 00 Verb: wane, wanes, waning waned Adjective: 00 Adverb: 00 waning gray light. It was dusk, and there were only a few minutes in the Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle waninglight, Julies features took on aIn the pale glow. Nicholas Sparks, Guardian waned now and then, for mostadmit my attention Allie was unable to recognize me at any time, and I Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook of my thoughts were of that day we had just met. waned away.feeling between us had Fewer tears had been shed because the intensity of Nicholas Sparks, Dear John Any form of the word wane will appear once in every 886 pages of text.
Deluge: flood Forms: Noun: deluge Verb: 00 Synonym: inundation Adjective: deluged (by) Antonym: drought Adverb: 00 delugeThecontinues as if the Gamemakers are intent on washing us all away. Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games deluge of saliva in my mouth.behind my eyes and a The mere thought of the word provoked a shot of pain Yann Martel, Life of Pi deluge of memories of the night, and I feltwith it a The sound of his voice, serious and husky, brought Stephenie Meyer, Breaking Dawn a blush color my face and neck. deluges of mud. In autumn, on the other hand, we have Albert Camus, The Plague Any form of the word deluge will appear once in every 1,018 pages of text.
Belittle: make someone feel small and worthless synonyms: berate, insult, discourage antonyms: flatter, boost, fawn over, compliment, praise, encourage Forms: Noun: 00 Verb: belittle, belittles, belittling, belittled Adjective: 00 Adverb: 00 belittling sighs that could be so steely narrowing of her eyes, the heavy, enunciated You just knew, by the expression of her face, by the Sara Dessen, Just Listen You just knew, by the expression of her face, by the that words, any words, seemed preferable to him. belittled his freckles andjacket, when she She had known all along, when she criticized the mink Amy Tan, The Joy-Luck Club complained about his drinking habits. belittled their partners. Others were so full of themselves that they Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture belittlethe place where they were born.People often Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven Any form of the word belittle will appear once in every 4,482 pages of text.
Agony: severe, prolonged pain Forms: Noun: agony, agonies Verb: agonize, agonizes, agonized agonizing Adjective: 00 Adverb: 00 agony. a yell of pain and a scream of Everybody in the game knew the difference between Darren Shan, A Vampires Assistant agony,and sweat streamed down his face. His face contracted in S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders agony.He groaned and twisted in David Almond, Skelleg agonyof pain was more than I could bear.The Rudolfo Anaya, Bless Me Ultima Any form of the word agony will appear once in every 193 pages of text.
Wrath: anger synonyms: rage, fury Forms: Noun: wrath Verb: 00 Adjective: wrathful Adverb: wrathfully wrathyourself.Do it, or feel my J.K. Rowling, HP and the Deathly Hollows wrath. wrath of the dragons yet again? If you were to try, would that not yet again incur the James A. Owen, Here There Be Dragons wrath. She stood shivering beneath the torrent of her mothers Stephen Crane, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets Any form of the word wrath will appear once in every 215 pages of text. Gray Beavers Jack London, White Fang was terrible; likewise was White Fangs wrath.
Grandeur: great beauty and majesty, either natural or man-made synonyms: ostentation, glory, magnificence antonyms: simplicity, ordinariness Forms: Noun: grandeur Verb: 00 Adjective: grand Adverb: grandly grandeur of the great fish. We watched in silence the beauty and Rudolfo Anaya, Bless Me Ultima grandeur. aspirations of How maddening it was to be born in a cotton field with Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings grandeur-- and yet the littlest things make such a My days are consumed by war--its awful scale and Henry H. Neff, The Maelstrom difference. grandeur.The great hall was a sight, stunning in its James A. Owen, Here There Be Dragons Any form of the word grandeur will appear once in every 502 pages of text.
Appalling: shocking, horrifying synonyms: mortifying, shameful, disgraceful antonyms: soothing, reassuring, gratifying Forms: Noun: 00 Verb: appall, appalls, appalled, appalling Adjective: 00 Adverb: appallingly appallingliar.And then youre such an Stephenie Meyer, The Host appalled, Axe. completely shocked, and so wasHe was Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor appalled.I stared at him, confused and Stephenie Meyer, New Moon appalling far below. crash as they struck waterThere was an Henry H. Neff, The Maelstrom Any form of the word appall will appear once in every 531 pages of text.
Cordial: polite synonyms: courteous, friendly, warm antonyms: rude, boorish, uncouth, aloof Forms: Noun: cordiality Verb: 00 Adjective: cordial Adverb: cordially Origin: cord: heart cordial our meeting will be anything less than There is, of course, no reason at all to suppose that Kazuo Ishiguro, Remains of the Day cordialto everybody a sophisticated and ultimately false front. He learned to be David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars cordial distance would be best. I did not want any of that kind of trouble, and to keep a Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace cordial, professional handling of this situation. And thank you so much for your Sarah Dessen, The Lullaby Any form of the word cordial will appear once in every 280 pages of text.
The word grisly will appear once in every 3,296 pages of text. Grisly: horrifyingly bloody,sickeningly violent synonym: gruesome, macabre antonyms: pleasant, gentle, soft grisly that I couldnt bear it. The pictures in my head had turned so The Host, Stephenie Meyer grislysights, the ward was peaceful.Despite such The Maelstrom, Henry H. Neff grisliest kind. It was understandably a nightmare, a monster of the The Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer grisly Themurders--I turned away from the Kiss the Girls, James Patterson TV coverage and I had to sigh out loud.
The word illustrious appears once in every in 427 pages of text. Illustrious: famous and repected; highly accomplished synonym: revered antonym: disgraced, lowly Etymology: from lustr-, meaning light or shine And here is our Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Ultimatum relative from Boston…illustrious Your J.D. Robb, Glory in Death associate Morse is drooling down my neck. illustrious I knew he was feeling that this was just more The Ultimate Gift, Jim Stovall fathers expectations? time failed to live up to his illustrious That was probably true, for my husband was of Not Without My Daughter, Betty Mahmoody implicit even in his name. lineage in his homeland, a fact
The word grotesque will appear once in every 640 pages of text. Grotesque: horribly abnormal synonym: distorted antonym: normal, beautiful Forms: Noun: 00 Verb: 00 Adjective: grotesque Adverb: grotesquely Holes, Louis Sachar face.No one even dared to look at his grotesque The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom shade, a fading blueberry.His skin was a grotesque HP and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling face, his mouth saggingMalfoy made a open and his eye rolling. grotesque The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks now, and they throb during most of my waking hours. My hands are misshapen and
Any form of the word saunter will appear once in every 1,004 pages of text. Saunter: walk in a slow, casual, leisurely way synonym: amble, stroll antonym: march Forms: Noun: OO Verb: saunter, saunters, sauntered sauntering Adjective: 00 Adverb: 00 Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll by them, with his hands in his pockets. At this moment the Unicornsaunteredsaunter Identical, Ellen Hopkins up the stage steps.Totally guilt free, Isaunters Inherit the Wind, Robert E. Lee and Jerome Lawrence on, chewing on an apple.HORNBECK sauntered Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer out to the car, mutteringCharlie about impatience.
Any form of the word tempest will appear once in every 374 pages of text. Tempest: storm Forms: Noun: tempest, tempests Verb: 00 Adjective: 00 Adverb: 00 tempest Christopher Paolini, Brisingr roared: a whirlwind ofIn his mind a flashing blades and severed limbs. tempest Dune, Frank Herbert Paul took a deep breath, trying to still the within him. tempests Eragon, Christopher Paolini As they watched, the wrath struck him like a hammer blow. tempest Nine Princes in Amber, Roger Zelazny We were as the poets say. -tossed and storm-torn,
Any form of the word prodigy will appear once in every 474 pages of text. Prodigy: a a child with extraordinary talent in a specific area, usually the arts, mathematics, science, or sports Related to: produce, prodigious (fruitful, producing a great amount) prodigy Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny and a weapons master. You were a mechanical prodigy Nineteen Minutes, Jodi Piccault must have been a child Is that my cue to say something like, you ? prodigy, The Joy-Luck Club, Amy Tan And when I lost, I was filled with growing dread, and then terror that I was no longer a lost the gift and had turned into something ordinary. that I had A Living Nightmare, Darren Shan remarkable child, a true I said to myself, Larten, there goes a most prodigy.
Any form of the word junction will appear once in every 718 pages of text. Junction: point of intersection Related words: juncture, conjunction Etymology: junct, meaning joining junction and tail brush. was shaded by a row of treesThe trial Tim OBrien, The Things They Carried junctionHe paused as aof two paths and looked around for some sign of Fleur. J.K. Rowling, HP and the Goblet of Fire junction. marking a The truck headed toward an intersection that had signs James Patterson, The Angel Experiment junction of the stairs. feel the ache of true exhaustion in her legs and arms She limped down the corridor--she was beginning to Cassandra Clare, City of Bones
Massacre: an event in which multiple people are brutally murdered near-synonym: slaughter And Billy had seen the greatest massacre in human history, which was the bombing of Dresden. Kurt Vonnegut, Slaugherhouse-Five Any form of the word massacre will appear once in 477 pages of text. massacreAnd Billy had seen the greatest in human history, which was the bombing of Dresden. Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five massacre.It was nothing less than a Marcus Lutrell, Lone Survivor massacres,wars, executions.It explains any number of Don Delillo, White Noise massacre! this Janice shouted through her hands, Someone stop Chang-Rae Lee, Native Speaker
Ailment: sickness, disease, pain Synonym: malady Forms: Noun: ailment, ailments Verb: ail, ails, ailed, ailing Adjective: 00 Adverb: 00 Any form of the word ailment will appear once in 1,438 pages of text. ?Next, she offered: What herb cures all Christopher Paolinni, Eldest ailments. about their The benches are always packed with people talking Frank McCourt, Angelas Ashes ailments like measles or tenanus or TB.died of Not surprisingly, they tended to shrug when patients Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains ailments ailment but it was unsightly, to say the least. A benign cyst, it was not a life-threatening Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe
Any form of the word laceration will appear once in every 2,928 pages. Laceration: cut in the skin; wound Forms: Noun: laceration, lacerations Verb: lacerate, lacerates, lacerated, lacerating Adjective: 00 Adverb: 00 lacerated knuckles. There were three splotches of blood below the keyhole from his Stephen King, The Shining laceration twice as deep as the others.jagged The knife swerved as a result, leaving her with a long, Chrisopher Paolini, Brisingr lacerated kidney, and Ill stillfractured skull, a You suffered thirteen wounds, a broken shoulder, a Henry H. Neff, The Maelstrom wager that you recover within a week. lacerationwas on your upper lip.The worst Khalid Hosseini, Kite Runner
The word havoc will appear once in every 1,324 pages of text. Havoc: a state of massive violence and confusion Synonym: mayhem Antonym: tranquility, peace, serenity Expression: to wreak (reek) havoc havoc menace who lived to cause Peeves was the school poltergeist, a grinning, airborne J.K. Rowling, HP and the Chamber of Secrets and distress. havoc, and then died somewhere overland on the Gulf. The storms have always raged across Florida, wreaking David Eggers, Zeitoun havoc in the world.they were wreaking The folk hed made were evil, theyd gone all wrong, David Almond, Clay havoc. wreaking Since they have moved into the open, they have been J.K. Rowling, HP and the Half-Blood Prince