The Jungle Book Glossary

The Jungle Book Glossary

Abominable

Detestable, loathsome

Agate

A hard, usually streaked quartz

Bade

greeting or farewell "he bade welcome"

Battlements

Parapet with a recess along the top of a wall, usually for fortification

Byre

Barn for cows

Capering

Playful activity usually involving jumping and running

Carrion

Dead, putrefying flesh

Cornelian

Dull, red quartz

Enamel

Opaque coating or gloss on a hard or metallic surface

Fastidious

Very careful and picky in matters of taste

Festoon

Chain of flowers hung in a curve for decoration

Fevered

Affected by nervous excitement or agitation

Fretwork

Ornamental carving on wood

Furrows

Narrow trenches made by a plough

Grievously

Severely

Howdah

A seat with a canopy for riding on an elephant

Hydrophobia

Fear of water

Jasper

Yellow, brown or red quartz

Jowl

Jaw or jawbone

Noble

Admirable

Palanquin

Wheel-less vehicle usually found in India, powered by humans carrying it

Penitent

Repentent

Pranceful

Moving with high, springy steps

Presumptuous

Unduly confident and assuming

Sambar

Lentil-based broth

Scuttled

Hurried

Seldom

Rarely

Unflinching

Not turning away from something frightening or dangerous

Vanguard

Foremost part of an army or fleet ready to advance

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