Everything I Never Told You Glossary

Everything I Never Told You Glossary

aphorism

a concise statement of a scientific principle, typically by an ancient classical author

apogee

the highest point in the development of something

commencement

a beginning or start

compartment

a separate section or part of something

constellation

a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure

devotee

a person who is very interested in and enthusiastic about someone or something

drone

a low continuous humming sound

embolden

give someone the courage or confidence to do something or to behave in a certain way

furious

extremely angry

gnaw

bite at or nibble something persistently

hysterical

deriving from or affected by uncontrolled extreme emotion

imitate

take or follow as a model

linger

stay in a place longer than necessary, typically because of a reluctance to leave

marshmallow

a spongy confection made from a soft mixture of sugar, albumen, and gelatin

mud

soft, sticky matter resulting from the mixing of earth and water

oblivious

not aware of or not concerned about what is happening around one

ooze

flow in a very gradual way

plateau

an area of relatively level high ground

recess

a small space created by building part of a wall further back from the rest

recoil

suddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust

shaggy

having long, thick, unkempt hair or fur

simulation

pretence

simultaneous

occurring, operating, or done at the same time

slosh

move through liquid with a splashing sound

smudge

a blurred or smeared mark on the surface of something

sprawl

sit, lie, or fall with one's arms and legs spread out in an ungainly or awkward way

swivel

a coupling between two parts enabling one to revolve without turning the other

syrupy

excessively sentimental

venture

a risky or daring journey or undertaking

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