City of Bones Glossary

City of Bones Glossary

bouncer

A person who is employed at a bar, nightclub, etc., to eject disorderly persons

tendril

A threadlike, leafless organ of climbing plants, often growing in spiral form, which attaches itself to or twines round some other body to support the plant.

eel

Any of numerous elongated, snakelike marine or freshwater fishes of the order Apodes, having no ventral fins.

insouciant

Free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; nonchalant

bewilderment

Completely puzzled or confused; perplexed

yowl

To utter a long, distressful or dismal cry, as an animal or a person; howl

hilt

The handle of a sword or dagger

unfurl

To spread or shake out from a furled state, as a sail or a flag; unfold

flippancy

Marked by disrespectful levity or casualness

grout

A thin mortar used to fill cracks and crevices in masonry

slithering

To move or slide by twisting or undulating the body over a surface, as in the manner of a snake

tisane

An infusion of dried or fresh leaves or flowers, as chamomile

beauteous

Beautiful, especially to the sight

conundrum

A riddle in which a fanciful question is answered by a pun

squinced

A structure, such as a section of vaulting, set diagonally across the interior angle between two walls to provide a transition from a square to a polygonal or more nearly circular base on which to construct a dome

Hastily

urgently

Mellow

easy-going

Gratification

a source of pleasure

Inherit

to receive something from the death of the owner

Conceited

vain, egotistical

Vibe

a person’s emotional state

Badass

an intimidating person

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