The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories Glossary

The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories Glossary

sylvan

A picturesque, lightly forested area with little undergrowth.

Draconian

A code of punishment in which the extremity of the sentence far exceeds the severity of the crime.

declivity

A sloping inclination.

ambuscade

To lie in wait waiting to engage in an ambush.

irresolute

Exhibiting signs of wavering uncertainly and indecision.

baffled

Bewildered, confused and utterly perplexed.

impertinent

Meddlesome and presumptious when demonstrating a fippant type of discourteous behavior.

brambles

Vegetative undergrowth characterized by being adorned with thorns, burrs, thistles and briars.

stupefied

The state that comes with being flabbergasted, dumbfounded or absolutely dismayed by the unexpected.

luminiferous

Capable of producing or transmitting light.

undulatory

Causing sinuous movements like a wave.

pallor

A peculiarly bloodless sort of paleness.

prepossessing

Strikingly handsome or beautiful.

vanquished

Completely and irrefutably defeated.

disquieting

Creating a mood of anxiety and worry to a large extent because the nature of what is so unsettling is not readily apparent.

extravasated

Having been forced out its natural location.

maculations

Discolored blotched..

dolorous

Anguished and distressed.

haversack

A backpack or rucksack, often carried over just one shoulder.

embellishing

Making more interesting through exaggeration, fabrication, overstating, mythologizing and just plain lying.

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