2but also an inherent danger. It seemed to have an aura Aura : a distinctive but intangible qualitysurrounding a person or thingSynonyms: halo, mystiqueForms: Noun: aura, auras Verb: 00Adjective: Adverb: 00Yoga sitting position. Photograph. n.d. WebEoin Colfer, Artemis Fowlof warmth,but also an inherent danger.It seemed to have anauraRick Riordan, The Sea of Monstersradiating from Tantalus was asstrong as any monster I’d ever faced.An evilRoald Dahl, Matildaof menace about her evenwhen at a distance, and when she came up closeThere was anyou could almost feel the dangerous heatradiating from her as a red-hot rod of metal.auraauraD.J. Machale, The Merchant of DeathYou’ve got this, like, I don’t know, thisthing going on.auraAny form of the word “aura” will appear once in every 3,091 pages of text.
3thing-- with wave lengths, just as sound and light Tangible: having physical substance; real;touchableSynonyms: corporealAntonyms: intangibleForms: Noun: tangibility Verb: 00Adjective: tangible Adverb: tangiblyDezeen-Tangible-Textual-Inference-By-unhee-Jo-At-Show-RCA jpeg.Web. July 5, 2013.Richard Connell, The Most Dangerous Gamething-- with wave lengths, just as sound and lighthave.Sometimes I think that evil is aRoald Dahl, Matildashone out of Miss Honey’s face when she spoketo a confused and homesick newcomer to the class.Some curious warmth that was almostKathryn Sockett, The Helpas if concrete wallshave formed around me.My exclusion istangible,tangibletangibleSarah Dessen, Along for the Ridesomething you could feel.Beside me, Eli just stood there, the awkwardnesstangible,Any form of the word “tangible” will appear once in every pages of text.
4You’re turning into an old Eccentricity : a human quality or habit thatis out of the ordinarySynonyms: oddness, uniqueness, nonconformityAntonyms: conformityForms: Noun: eccentricity Verb: 00Adjective: eccentric Adverb: 00Related word: centerlowandslow01.blogspot.comWeb. July 5, 2013.You’re turning into an oldDon DeLillo, UnderworldTrail.who had meandered off the OregonSettlers arrived—mostly wayward souls andDavid Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedarsappearance, is almost impossible to describe…and in herThis woman, in all herRoald Dahl, Matildaeccentricitieseccentric.eccentricsHis eyes narrowed slightly as he took in Dumbledore’sappearance.J.K. Rowling, HP and the Half-Blood PrinceeccentricAny form of the word “eccentric” will appear once in every pages of text.
5before the Headmistress Resolute: determined; stubbornSynonyms: obstinate, intractable, implacableAntonyms: wishy-washy, tentative, flexible,unsure, uncertainForms: Noun: resolution, resoluteness Verb: resolve, resolves, resolved,resolvingAdjective: resolute Adverb: resolutelyResolute blond woman wearing traditional dress named dirndl.Web. July 5, rf.com/photo_before the HeadmistressFor once she was not going to be browbeaten.Miss Honey stoodRoald Dahl, Matildahis eyes wereClif had risen, not too steadily, though his voice andSinclair Lewis, Arrowsmithresolutelysteps.She entered the room withLeo Tolstoy, War and Peaceresoluteresolute.Her hatred of the town turnedas she pushed open the door.Sinclair Lewis, Main StreetresoluteAny form of the word “resolute” will appear once in every 329 pages of text.
6These lands are dangerous: full of foul rebels and Brigand: outlaw, especially a thiefSynonyms: miscreant, pirateMatt Bennett.”Brigand Logo.”Illustration. March 27, 2013.Clkr.com.Web. July 5, 2013.These lands are dangerous: full of foul rebels andJ.R.R.Tolkien The Two Towerssitting with the senior girls and boys in thetop form. Who ever heard of such a thing?I’m not having a little five-year-oldRoald Dahl, Matildawho are going to sell her for a slave.She thinks we’reAmy Tan, The Joy Luck ClubIn the old days such men turned from soldiers toBoris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivagobrigandsbrigandbrigands.brigands.Any form of the word “brigand” will appear once in every 1, pages of text.
7From the time he was three or four, John Scherzer Enthralled: charmed bySynonyms: rapt, enchantedAntonyms: uninterested, suspicious, cynicalRon Leishman.Enthralled boy reading a book.www.clipartof.com n.d.Cartoon. Web.July 5,had beenFrom the time he was three or four, John ScherzerWarren St. John, Outcasts Unitedwith soccer.by her parents’ romance.Even as a child, Jane wasNicholas Sparks, The WeddingIt was quite clear to them that they were at thismoment standing in the presence of a master.Both Matilda and Lavender wereRoald Dahl, Matildaby the romance.She isNicholas Sparks, The Notebookenthralledenthralledenthralled.enthralledAny form of the word “enthralled” will appear once in every 3, pages of text.
8because they are the ones who cause all the trouble. Culprit: the guilty person; perpetratorchannelweb_ article.jpg. Web. July 5, 2013.because they are the ones who cause all the trouble.who need to be forgiven; rather it is the victims,It is not theMargaret Atwood, Alias Graceshe’s often right. I was the prime suspect this time…is, she makes a guess at it, and the trouble isWhen she doesn’t know who theRoald Dahl, Matildaand bring him to you.I will hunt down theFrank Beddor, The Looking Glass Warsculpritsculpritculpritable to name her as thewhen put under the most severe torture, would beIt was better that way because then no one, evenRoald Dahl, Matildaculprit.Any form of the word “culprit” will appear once in every 1, pages of text.
9that the appropriate descriptive word had finally “I’m feeling Apprehension: nervousness about a specificevent in the near futureSynonyms:Antonyms:Forms: Noun: apprehension Verb: 00Adjective: apprehensive Adverb: apprehensivelyRelated words: prehen: to holdcomprehend, prehensilethat the appropriate descriptive word had finallyLois Lowry, The Giver“I’m feelinghe confessed, gladcome to him.apprehensive,”Harry watchedJ. K. Rowling, HP and the Order of the Phoenixseemed to rise up past the glass windows of theas the pavementtelephone box until darkness closed over theirheads.His plump flabby face had turned grey with fearfulRoald Dahl, MatildaapprehensivelyAnd then he lookedJohn Steinbeck, The Pearlto the east.apprehensivelyapprehension.Any form of the word “apprehension” will appear once in every pages of text.
10But both Andrew and his father are looking over Bemused: confusedSynonyms: befuddledAntonyms: awareBut both Andrew and his father are looking overMeg Cabot, Queen of Babbleat her,smiles on their faces.Ron shook his headJ.K. Rowling, HP and the Order of the Phoenixthen checked his watch.He seemedStephenie Meyer, Twilightto his secret realities.by my casual reference“Well, thank you,” the boy said, totallyRoald Dahl, Matildabemused,bemused,bemused.bemusedAny form of the word “bemused” will appear once in every 8, pages of text.
11But he kept pushing cake into his mouth with Perseverence: determination to keep at itSynonyms: doggednessAntonyms: flightinessForms: Noun: perseverenceVerb: persevere, perseveres,persevered, perseveringAdjective: Adverb: 00the doggedof a long-distanceBut he kept pushing cake into his mouth withRoald Dahl, Matildarunner who has sighted the finishing line andknows he must keep going.andqualities not often seenHe is an individual with strong motivation, will,in members of his race.and the ability to assess the likelihood ofIt was work that required immenseMarcus Luttrell, Lone Survivoractually finding the guy who mattered.Max was impressed by herHenry H. Neff, The Hound of Rowanalthough the scenario ended without her touchingthe wall.perseverance,perseveranceperseverance,perseveranceAny form of the word “perseverence” will appear once in every pages of text.
12on his chair like some huge overstuffed grub, Replete: full of; stuffedSynonyms: overloaded, satedAntonyms: bereft of, lackingon his chair like some huge overstuffed grub,comatose, unable to move or speak.She glared at Bruce Bogtrotter who was sittingRoald Dahl, Matildatheir cabinswith luxury.Our steamers have won an enviable reputation forVirginia Wolfe, The Wavefaces to the sky.they stretched out ono their back,Nora Roberts, Blood BrothersReplete,a neatly scripted version of the calamitywith villains and heroes.The throng or reporters, mostly Japanese, wantedJon Krakauer, Into Thin Airrepleterepletereplete,Any form of the word “replete” will appear once in every 2,763 pages of text.
13After approximately fifteen minutes, the Diabolical: of the devilSynonyms: devilish, hellish, evilAntonyms: heavenly, godlyAfter approximately fifteen minutes, theMarkus Zusak, The Book Thiefplan bore its fruit, so to speak.gaze was moving slowly among the rows.The Trunchbull had returned to her place inRoald Dahl, Matildathe front of the class, and herviolence from every horse he rode.He was a kind of elemental force, a primitiveHal Borland, When the Legends Diescourge and a raw challenge that summoneddiabolicaldiabolicalThat was hisJames Patterson, Kiss the Girlssecret.diabolicaldiabolicAny form of the word “diabolical” will appear once in every 1,981 pages of text.
14They spun around each other, Plummet : to fall from a considerable heightSynonyms: plunge, descend, diveAntonyms: ascend, climb, catapultThey spun around each other,Christpher Paolini, Brisingrtoward the hard-flat-wing-crushing-ground.plummetinghit the floor and bounced like a softball.He was a long way off the ground when sheRoald Dahl, Matildareleased him and heto earth andIRick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinthtoward the valley and the redrocks below.All I knew was, if I fell, I’d probablyMarcus Luttrell, Lone Survivorseveral hundred feet to my death.plummetedplummetplummetedAny form of the word “plummet” will appear once in every 3,40 pages of text.
15girl, and although Emily was all those things Carolyn was a quiet, Demure: shy and modest; toshrink away in shyness andmodestySynonyms: modest, sedate, decorous, diffident, prim, soft-spokenAntonyms: brash, immodest, flamboyant,aggressive, loose, grandiose, boastful,boisterousSara Shepard, Pretty Little Liarsand obedientgirl, and although Emily was all those thingsCarolyn was a quiet,too, Carolyn seemed really satisfied to be that way.demureLaurie Halse-Anderson, SpeakbeingConnors did not win a lacrosse scholarship byor hesitant.Homer Hickam, October SkyShe caught me looking once and gave me alittle smile while I blushed.demuredemureNicholas Sparks, The Last Song“Nothing, Officer,” Scott answered, soundingdemure.Any form of the word demure will appear once in every 1,483 pages of text.
16His expression shifted instantly to chagrin Chagrin: sense ofembarrassment or discomfortSynonyms: mortification, discomfiture,vexation, annoyanceAntonyms: pride, satisfactionStephenie Meyer, TwilightHis expression shifted instantly tochagrinGrace MacGowan Cooke, The Power and the Gloryonly dismay andWith a sense of surprise Stoddard saw in his faceStephenie Meyer, EclipseAs soon as the words were out, I flushed withMegan Whalen Turner, The ThiefI retiredfrom the field of contest.chagrinnedchagrin.chagrin.Any form of the word chagrin will appear once in every 1,222 pages of text.
17The hospital looked at him Askance: with a suspicious eye“to look askance”:Similar expressions:to frown uponto do a double-taketo glare atWes Moore, The Other Wes MooreThe hospital looked at himinsulted him with ridiculous questions, andbasically told him to fend for himself.askance,Christopher Paolini, Eragonand demanded,Garrow looked at him“Do I look dead to you?”askanceYann Martel, Life of PiThe priest lookedat both of them.askanceStephenie Meyer, Twilightat my luggage-less state,but then shrugged, not caring enough to ask.He lookedaskanceAny form of the word askance will appear once in every 3,136 pages of text.
18He remained in a state of empty and peaceful Ruminate: think about over and overRelated: ruminant: a cud-chewing animalrumorFranz Kafka, MetamorphosisHe remained in a state of empty and peacefuluntil he heard the clock tower strikethree in the morning.Randy Pausch, The Last LectureandProfessors are asked to consider their demiseon what matters most to them.Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runneragonize,I was afraid I’d deliberate,rationalize, and talk myself into not going.ruminate,ruminationruminateGrace MacGowan Cooke, The Power and the GloryThe old man paused toon this feature of the case.ruminateAny form of the word ruminate will appear once in every 2,691 pages of text.
19and lasted long into the night. The feasting was loud and Boisterous: rowdy, loud in voiceSynonyms: vociferous, unrulyAntonyms: demure, soft-spokenChistopher Paolini, Brisinigrand lasted long into the night.The feasting was loud andboisterousK. A. Applegate, EverworldswaggeringBut even the common soldiers were a loud,bunch.Gloria Whelan, Listening for Lionssometimes fiery andSometimes the dance was formal and stately,Chang-Rae Lee, Native SpeakerenoughThe group was becomingto attract attention on the street.boisterousboisterousboisterous.Any form of the word boisterous will appear once in every 1,298 pages of text.
20An ethereal Robyn grins, her ecru face Apparition: ghostRelated: appear, apparentEllen Hopkins, GlassAn ethereal Robyn grins, her ecru facedistorting into a vampire-likeapparition.Nora Roberts, Blood Brothersand beer puke were forgotten.The long, sweaty hike, ghostlyapparitionsNicholas Sparks, True BelieverghostlyIn the past, Jeremy had investigated seven differentapparitions.Ted Dekker, White: The Great PursuitContrary to my ghostly appearance, I’m not anapparition.Any form of the word apparition will appear once in every 864 pages of text.
21He shakes hands with both men, his face Jovial: jollyOrigin: Jove (Jupiter) Greek godSara Gruen, Water for ElephantsHe shakes hands with both men, his faceand cordial.J.K. Rowling, HP and the Goblet of FIreHe acknowledged it with awave of his hand.jovialHeather Brewer, Tenth Grade Bleedsand Henry shut his locker, his shoulders sagging,Finally she disappeared into a nearby classroom,hisdemeanor subdued.J. K. Rowling, HP and the Prisoner of Azkabanas he shut the door.Uncle Vernon now came in, smilingjoviallyjovialjovialAny form of the word jovial will appear once in every 1,392 pages of text.
22I assumed my talent-show Fiasco: Big, obvious failureSynonyms: disaster, catastrophe,calamityAmy Tan, The Joy Luck Clubmeant II assumed my talent-shownever had to play the piano again.fiascoChang-Rae Lee, Native Speakerkeep an eye on me, given myHoagland had officially made him my wingman, towith Emile Luzan.Tom Clancy, The Hunt for Red Octoberankle-deep after thatThe blood in Norfolk was supposed to have beenfiascoJames A. Owen,, Here There Be Dragonstheir flight from the city had taken scarcely an hour.of the Grand Council andThe entirefiascofiasco.The word fiasco will appear once in every 4,286 pages of text.
23about my relationship with I had expected my parents to be even more Vigilant: watchfulAntonyms: oblivious, careless,heedfulRelated: vigil, vigilanteSarah Dessen, Dreamlandabout my relationship withI had expected my parents to be even moreRoger’s son because of Cass running away.August Wilson, FencesBut as long as I keep my strength and see himcoming…as long as I keep myhe’s gonna have to fight to get me.J.K. Rowling, HP and the Goblet of Firenever-endingBut most of all, you need to practice constant,Chang-Rae Lee, Native Speakerwhole block staysHis immediate neighbors, though, are loyal, thevigilantvigilance.vigilance…vigilant.Any form of the word vigilant will appear once in every 593 pages of text.
24On the walls, the goddesses hunt and Cavort : to play in a physical, free-spirited mannerSynonym: frolicLibba Bray, A Great and Terrible BeautyOn the walls, the goddesses hunt andfree from all restraints.cavort,Henry H. Neff, The Second Siegeabout the fireSeveral of the goblinsin a jerky, leaping dance while they tilted theirsmall, horned heads to shriek at the sickle moon.cavortedFrank McCourt, Angela’s Ashesin the glen.It has roses on it and maidenscavortingMark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry FInnBy and by the men stoppedaround and yelling.cavortingAny form of the word cavort will appear once in every 13,555 pages of text.
25“I know you worry about her,” he explained to me as Blithe: carefreeSynonyms: light-hearted, merry, upbeatAntonyms: sullen, solemn, dourStephenie Meyer, Eclipseshe danced“I know you worry about her,” he explained to me asinto the ring.Sophie Kinsella, Shopoholic“The answer is obvious, isn’t it?continues EmmaChang-Rae Lee, Native SpeakerMy father could splash in onbefore he went to the city for work.blithelyJames Patterson, Kiss the GirlsHe had murdered the young girl that he wastalking about soblithelyblithely.blithely.Any form of the word blithe will appear once in every 1,450 pages of text.
26She pauses to look over her shoulder and winks, Coquette: a flirtatious femaleSara Gruen, Water for ElephantsShe pauses to look over her shoulder and winks,running the strapsdown her arms.coquettishlyJohn Steinbeck, East of EdenShe was very pretty and she madelittle jokes.God bless her, behind all her shyness and blushes.She was a bit of a rogue and aEugene O’Neill, Long Day’s Journey into Nightcoquette,Nicholas Sparks, True BelieverShe looked at him almostcoquettishly.coquettishAny form of the word coquette will appear once in every 1,522 pages of text.
27Citations for Images:Yoga sitting position. Photograph. n.d. Web