Fantastic Mr. Fox Glossary

Fantastic Mr. Fox Glossary

Cider

An alcoholic drink made from apples.

Respectable

A character regarded to be proper and good by society's standards.

Saucy

cheeky, bold or spirited

Drunk

to be physically affected after consuming alcohol

lousy

an informal word to express displeasure over something that is very bad or poor

Dang and Blast

an archaic way of expressing annoyance

Goon

either a foolish person or a bully

Cocky

to be overly confident in one's abilities

prowl

to creep about, most often used to describe a predator stalking its prey

Jeer

to make fun of and mock

Starve

to die or to experience extreme hunger over the deprivation of food

creep

To move very slowly and in a suspicious manner.

quiver

To tremble or shake as a result of fear or anxiety.

fetch

To bring something from one place to another; generally within the context of being commanded to do so.

maniac

Someone who is acting violent as if they were insane, but not necessarily one who is actually mentally ill.

obstinate

Stubborn and unwilling to change even others show the error of staying on course.

scarlet

A particularly vivid deep shade of red.

peep

To look at someone in a sneaky manner.

murmur

A sound of such low volume that it can only be heard by those located very closely to where it originates.

chaos

A total lack of order; anarchy; pandemonium.

sly

Crafty…like a fox.

loot

Money; usually within the context of having been obtained illegally.

shriek

A sudden loud outcry indicating danger, trouble or distress.

impudent

Rude and brazenly impolite; sassy; disrespectful.

bandit

An outlaw, often endowed with an aura of admiration by those who may be victims themselves of the targets of his crimes.

tattered

Torn or ripped; in shreds.

stonily

A lack of demonstrative emotion that suggest very strongly a sense of unhappiness or disappointment in someone else.

tranquilize

To soothe, sedate or make immobile.

paranoid

Suffering from the feeling that everyone is out to get you.

desperation

A sense of being at the end of one’s rope with nowhere left to turn and nothing left to lose.

lean

Thin and lacking in excess fat.

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