Aura : a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing Synonyms: halo, mystique Forms: Noun: aura, auras Verb: 00 Adjective: 00 Adverb: 00 Any form of the word aura will appear once in every 3,091 pages of text. aura Roald Dahl, Matilda of menace about her even when at a distance, and when she came up close There was an you could almost feel the dangerous heat radiating from her as a red-hot rod of metal. aura Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl of warmth, but also an inherent danger. It seemed to have an aura Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters radiating from Tantalus was as strong as any monster Id ever faced. An evil aura D.J. Machale, The Merchant of Death Youve got this, like, I dont know, this thing going on. Yoga sitting position. Photograph. n.d. www.zmescience.com. Web. 07.05.2013.www.zmescience.com
Tangible: having physical substance; real; touchable Synonyms: corporeal Antonyms: intangible Forms: Noun: tangibility Verb: 00 Adjective: tangible Adverb: tangibly Roald Dahl, Matilda shone out of Miss Honeys face when she spoke to a confused and homesick newcomer to the class. Some curious warmth that was almost Any form of the word tangible will appear once in every 945 pages of text. tangible Richard Connell, The Most Dangerous Game thing-- with wave lengths, just as sound and light have. Sometimes I think that evil is a tangible, Kathryn Sockett, The Help as if concrete walls have formed around me. My exclusion is tangible, Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride something you could feel. Beside me, Eli just stood there, the awkwardness Dezeen-Tangible-Textual-Inference-By-unhee-Jo-At-Show-RCA-2012 2.jpeg. Web. July 5, 2013.
Eccentricity : a human quality or habit that is out of the ordinary Synonyms: oddness, uniqueness, nonconformity Antonyms: conformity Forms: Noun: eccentricity Verb: 00 Adjective: eccentric Adverb: 00 Related word: center Any form of the word eccentric will appear once in every 558 pages of text. eccentricities appearance, is almost impossible to describe… and in her This woman, in all her Roald Dahl, Matilda eccentrics Trail. who had meandered off the Oregon Settlers arrivedmostly wayward souls and David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars eccentric.Youre turning into an old Don DeLillo, Underworld eccentric His eyes narrowed slightly as he took in Dumbledores appearance. J.K. Rowling, HP and the Half-Blood Prince lowandslow01.blogspot.com Web. July 5, 2013.
Resolute: determined; stubborn Synonyms: obstinate, intractable, implacable Antonyms: wishy-washy, tentative, flexible, unsure, uncertain Forms: Noun: resolution, resoluteness Verb: resolve, resolves, resolved, resolving Adjective: resolute Adverb: resolutely Any form of the word resolute will appear once in every 329 pages of text. resolutelybefore the Headmistress For once she was not going to be browbeaten. Miss Honey stood Roald Dahl, Matilda resolutesteps.She entered the room with Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace resolute. his eyes were Clif had risen, not too steadily, though his voice and Sinclair Lewis, Arrowsmith resoluteHer hatred of the town turned as she pushed open the door. Sinclair Lewis, Main Street Resolute blond woman wearing traditional dress named dirndl. Web. July 5, 2013.. 123rf.com/photo_15863685.
Brigand: outlaw, especially a thief Synonyms: miscreant, pirate Any form of the word brigand will appear once in every 1,668 pages of text. brigand sitting with the senior girls and boys in the top form. Who ever heard of such a thing? Im not having a little five-year-old Roald Dahl, Matilda brigands. These lands are dangerous: full of foul rebels and J.R.R.Tolkien The Two Towers brigands. In the old days such men turned from soldiers to Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago brigands who are going to sell her for a slave. She thinks were Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club Matt Bennett.Brigand Logo.Illustration. March 27, 2013. Clkr.com. http://www.clker.com/clipart-brigand-logo-1.html.http://www.clker.com/clipart-brigand-logo-1.html Web. July 5, 2013.
Enthralled: charmed by Synonyms: rapt, enchanted Antonyms: uninterested, suspicious, cynical Any form of the word enthralled will appear once in every 3,678 pages of text. enthralled. It was quite clear to them that they were at this moment standing in the presence of a master. Both Matilda and Lavender were Roald Dahl, Matilda enthralledby the romance. She is Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook enthralled had been From the time he was three or four, John Scherzer Warren St. John, Outcasts United with soccer. enthralled by her parents romance. Even as a child, Jane was Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding Ron Leishman.Enthralled boy reading a book.www.clipartof.com 439847.n.d.www.clipartof.com Cartoon. Web.July 5, 2013..
Culprit: the guilty person; perpetrator Any form of the word culprit will appear once in every 1,573 pages of text. culprit shes often right. I was the prime suspect this time… is, she makes a guess at it, and the trouble is When she doesnt know who the Roald Dahl, Matilda culpritand bring him to you.I will hunt down the Frank Beddor, The Looking Glass Wars culprits because they are the ones who cause all the trouble. who need to be forgiven; rather it is the victims, It is not the Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace culprit. able to name her as the when put under the most severe torture, would be It was better that way because then no one, even Roald Dahl, Matilda http://theird.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/shame-finger-pointing-man_ channelweb_130520-article.jpg. Web. July 5, 2013.
Apprehension: nervousness about a specific event in the near future Synonyms: Antonyms: Forms: Noun: apprehension Verb: 00 Adjective: apprehensive Adverb: apprehensively Related words: prehen: to hold comprehend, prehensile Any form of the word apprehension will appear once in every 419 pages of text. apprehension. His plump flabby face had turned grey with fearful Roald Dahl, Matilda apprehensivelyHarry watched J. K. Rowling, HP and the Order of the Phoenix seemed to rise up past the glass windows of the as the pavement telephone box until darkness closed over their heads. apprehensive, that the appropriate descriptive word had finally Lois Lowry, The Giver Im feelinghe confessed, glad come to him. apprehensivelyAnd then he looked John Steinbeck, The Pearl to the east.
Bemused: confused Synonyms: befuddled Antonyms: aware Any form of the word bemused will appear once in every 8,171 pages of text. bemused. Well, thank you, the boy said, totally Roald Dahl, Matilda,bemused,Ron shook his head J.K. Rowling, HP and the Order of the Phoenix then checked his watch. bemusedHe seemed Stephenie Meyer, Twilight to his secret realities. by my casual reference bemused But both Andrew and his father are looking over Meg Cabot, Queen of Babble at her,smiles on their faces.
Perseverence: determination to keep at it Synonyms: doggedness Antonyms: flightiness Forms: Noun: perseverence Verb: persevere, perseveres, persevered, persevering Adjective: 00 Adverb: 00 Any form of the word perseverence will appear once in every 968 pages of text. perseverance the doggedof a long-distance But he kept pushing cake into his mouth with Roald Dahl, Matilda runner who has sighted the finishing line and knows he must keep going. perseverance,Max was impressed by her Henry H. Neff, The Hound of Rowan although the scenario ended without her touching the wall. perseverance, andqualities not often seen He is an individual with strong motivation, will, in members of his race. perseverance and the ability to assess the likelihood of It was work that required immense Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor actually finding the guy who mattered.
Replete: full of; stuffed Synonyms: overloaded, sated Antonyms: bereft of, lacking Any form of the word replete will appear once in every 2,763 pages of text. replete, on his chair like some huge overstuffed grub, comatose, unable to move or speak. She glared at Bruce Bogtrotter who was sitting Roald Dahl, Matilda Replete, faces to the sky. they stretched out ono their back, Nora Roberts, Blood Brothers replete their cabinswith luxury. Our steamers have won an enviable reputation for Virginia Wolfe, The Wave replete a neatly scripted version of the calamity with villains and heroes. The throng or reporters, mostly Japanese, wanted Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air
Diabolical: of the devil Synonyms: devilish, hellish, evil Antonyms: heavenly, godly Any form of the word diabolical will appear once in every 1,981 pages of text. diabolical gaze was moving slowly among the rows. The Trunchbull had returned to her place in Roald Dahl, Matilda the front of the class, and her diabolicalThat was his James Patterson, Kiss the Girls secret. diabolical After approximately fifteen minutes, the Markus Zusak, The Book Thief plan bore its fruit, so to speak. diabolic violence from every horse he rode. He was a kind of elemental force, a primitive Hal Borland, When the Legends Die scourge and a raw challenge that summoned
Plummet : to fall from a considerable height Synonyms: plunge, descend, dive Antonyms: ascend, climb, catapult Any form of the word plummet will appear once in every 3,40 pages of text. plummeted hit the floor and bounced like a softball. He was a long way off the ground when she Roald Dahl, Matilda released him and heto earth and plummetingThey spun around each other, Christpher Paolini, Brisingr toward the hard-flat-wing-crushing-ground. plummetAll I knew was, if I fell, Id probably Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor several hundred feet to my death. plummeted I Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth toward the valley and the red rocks below.
Demure: shy and modest; to shrink away in shyness and modesty Synonyms: modest, sedate, decorous, diffident, prim, soft-spoken Antonyms: brash, immodest, flamboyant, aggressive, loose, grandiose, boastful, boisterous Any form of the word demure will appear once in every 1,483 pages of text. demure. Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song Nothing, Officer, Scott answered, sounding demure Sara Shepard, Pretty Little Liars and obedient girl, and although Emily was all those things Carolyn was a quiet, too, Carolyn seemed really satisfied to be that way. demure Laurie Halse-Anderson, Speak being Connors did not win a lacrosse scholarship by or hesitant. demure Homer Hickam, October Sky She caught me looking once and gave me a little smile while I blushed.
Chagrin: sense of embarrassment or discomfort Synonyms: mortification, discomfiture, vexation, annoyance Antonyms: pride, satisfaction Any form of the word chagrin will appear once in every 1,222 pages of text. chagrin. Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse As soon as the words were out, I flushed with chagrinned Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief I retiredfrom the field of contest. chagrin Stephenie Meyer, Twilight His expression shifted instantly to chagrin. Grace MacGowan Cooke, The Power and the Glory only dismay and With a sense of surprise Stoddard saw in his face
Askance: with a suspicious eye to look askance: Similar expressions: to frown upon to do a double-take to glare at Any form of the word askance will appear once in every 3,136 pages of text. askance Stephenie Meyer, Twilight at my luggage-less state, but then shrugged, not caring enough to ask. He looked askance Christopher Paolini, Eragon and demanded,Garrow looked at him Do I look dead to you? askance Yann Martel, Life of Pi The priest lookedat both of them. askance, Wes Moore, The Other Wes Moore The hospital looked at him insulted him with ridiculous questions, and basically told him to fend for himself.
Ruminate: think about over and over Related: ruminant: a cud-chewing animal rumor Any form of the word ruminate will appear once in every 2,691 pages of text. ruminate, Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner agonize,I was afraid Id deliberate, rationalize, and talk myself into not going. ruminate Grace MacGowan Cooke, The Power and the Glory The old man paused to on this feature of the case. ruminate Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture and Professors are asked to consider their demise on what matters most to them. rumination Franz Kafka, Metamorphosis He remained in a state of empty and peaceful until he heard the clock tower strike three in the morning.
Boisterous: rowdy, loud in voice Synonyms: vociferous, unruly Antonyms: demure, soft-spoken Any form of the word boisterous will appear once in every 1,298 pages of text. boisterous Chistopher Paolini, Brisinigr and lasted long into the night. The feasting was loud and boisterous. Gloria Whelan, Listening for Lions sometimes fiery and Sometimes the dance was formal and stately, boisterous K. A. Applegate, Everworld swaggering But even the common soldiers were a loud, bunch. boisterous Chang-Rae Lee, Native Speaker enoughThe group was becoming to attract attention on the street.
Apparition: ghost Related: appear, apparent Any form of the word apparition will appear once in every 864 pages of text. apparitions Nora Roberts, Blood Brothers and beer puke were forgotten. The long, sweaty hike, ghostly apparition. Ted Dekker, White: The Great Pursuit Contrary to my ghostly appearance, Im not an apparition. Ellen Hopkins, Glass An ethereal Robyn grins, her ecru face distorting into a vampire-like apparitions. Nicholas Sparks, True Believer ghostly In the past, Jeremy had investigated seven different
Jovial: jolly Origin: Jove (Jupiter) Greek god Any form of the word jovial will appear once in every 1,392 pages of text. jovial Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants He shakes hands with both men, his face and cordial. jovial Heather Brewer, Tenth Grade Bleeds and Henry shut his locker, his shoulders sagging, Finally she disappeared into a nearby classroom, hisdemeanor subdued. jovial J.K. Rowling, HP and the Goblet of FIre He acknowledged it with a wave of his hand. jovially J. K. Rowling, HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban as he shut the door. Uncle Vernon now came in, smiling
Fiasco: Big, obvious failure Synonyms: disaster, catastrophe, calamity fiasco James A. Owen,, Here There Be Dragons their flight from the city had taken scarcely an hour. of the Grand Council andThe entire The word fiasco will appear once in every 4,286 pages of text. fiasco. Tom Clancy, The Hunt for Red October ankle-deep after that The blood in Norfolk was supposed to have been fiasco Chang-Rae Lee, Native Speaker keep an eye on me, given my Hoagland had officially made him my wingman, to with Emile Luzan. fiasco Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club meant II assumed my talent-show never had to play the piano again.
Vigilant: watchful Antonyms: oblivious, careless, heedful Related: vigil, vigilante Any form of the word vigilant will appear once in every 593 pages of text. vigilant. Chang-Rae Lee, Native Speaker whole block stays His immediate neighbors, though, are loyal, the vigilant Sarah Dessen, Dreamland about my relationship with I had expected my parents to be even more Rogers son because of Cass running away. vigilance… August Wilson, Fences But as long as I keep my strength and see him coming…as long as I keep my hes gonna have to fight to get me. vigilance. J.K. Rowling, HP and the Goblet of Fire never-ending But most of all, you need to practice constant,
Cavort : to play in a physical, free- spirited manner Synonym: frolic Any form of the word cavort will appear once in every 13,555 pages of text. cavorting Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry FInn By and by the men stopped around and yelling. cavorted Henry H. Neff, The Second Siege about the fireSeveral of the goblins in a jerky, leaping dance while they tilted their small, horned heads to shriek at the sickle moon. cavorting Frank McCourt, Angelas Ashes in the glen.It has roses on it and maidens cavort, Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty On the walls, the goddesses hunt and free from all restraints.
Blithe: carefree Synonyms: light-hearted, merry, upbeat Antonyms: sullen, solemn, dour Any form of the word blithe will appear once in every 1,450 pages of text. blithely Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse she danced I know you worry about her, he explained to me as into the ring. blithely. Sophie Kinsella, Shopoholic The answer is obvious, isnt it? continues Emma blithely Chang-Rae Lee, Native Speaker My father could splash in on before he went to the city for work. blithely. James Patterson, Kiss the Girls He had murdered the young girl that he was talking about so
Coquette: a flirtatious female Any form of the word coquette will appear once in every 1,522 pages of text. coquettish John Steinbeck, East of Eden She was very pretty and she made little jokes. coquettishly. Nicholas Sparks, True Believer She looked at him almost coquettishly Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants She pauses to look over her shoulder and winks, running the strapsdown her arms. coquette, God bless her, behind all her shyness and blushes. She was a bit of a rogue and a Eugene ONeill, Long Days Journey into Night