Stuart Little Glossary

Stuart Little Glossary

Abomination

feeling of hatred

Ditch

get rid of

Cedars

trees that yield timber

Crooked

twisted

Slope

move in an aimless manner

Pastures

a land covered with grass and animals

Exertion

physical and mental effort

belittle

To degrade, humiliate or make someone else feel worthless.

shrill

High-pitched, irritating and piercing sound.

bellow

A thunderous, roaring, yelling manner of speaking.

consternation

An anxious dismay at receiving unexpected information.

diminuitive

Small in stature.

sulky

Morosely ill-tempered; whining and sullen.

gingerly

Moving furtively with great caution as if not wanting to get caught.

thrashing

A beating given to someone.

ominously

In a sinister, threatening sort of way.

hoist

To lift, raise or increase.

stern

A projection of being rigid and serious with an undertone of formidably threatening if pushed too far.

scow

A diminutive sailing boat.

inkwell

A container of ink into which pens were dipped before writing before the invention of the ballpoint pen.

temperament

The quality and state of a person's normal behavior.

gait

The physical dimensions of the natural movements one makes while walking.

ballast

Extra weight to provide balance and stability.

will o' the wisp

Any goal or dream considered unattainable.

pariah

An outcast; someone ostracized from society.

jauntily

With a rouguish and dashing sense of style.

muster

To gather together; to mobilize.

ruinous

Disastrous or calamitous.

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