The Art of Racing in the Rain Glossary

The Art of Racing in the Rain Glossary

anticipate

regard as probable, expect or predict

candid

truthful and straightforward, frank

circuit

a roughly circular line, route, or movement that starts and finishes at the same place

dismay

cause someone to feel consternation and distress

distraught

deeply upset and agitated

enduro

a long-distance race, esp. for motor vehicles, motorcycles, or bicycles, typically over rough terrain, designed to test endurance

expedient

convenient and practical, although possibly improper or immoral

expel

deprive someone of membership of or involvement in a school or other organization

frigid

very cold in temperature

leash

a strap or cord for restraining and guiding a dog or other animal

muzzle

the projecting part of the face, including the nose and mouth, of an animal such as a dog or horse

perfunctory

carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection

predictable

behaving or occurring in a way that is expected

privy

sharing in the knowledge of something secret or private

renewable

capable of being renewed

rival

a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity

rotate

move in a circle around an axis or center

savor

taste good food or drink and enjoy it completely

schedule

a plan for carrying out a process or procedure, giving lists of intended events and times

sluice

a sliding gate or other device for controlling the flow of water, esp. one in a lock gate

solicit

ask for or try to obtain something from someone

squeal

a long, high-pitched cry or noise

susceptible

likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing

traction

the action of drawing or pulling a thing over a surface, esp. a road or track

tremendous

very great in amount, scale, or intensity

undulate

move with a smooth wavelike motion

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