The Storm Glossary

The Storm Glossary

Damper

Having an inhibiting effect

Morsel

A small piece of something

Pensive

Being deep in thought

Sluggish

Slow and lazy

Naïve

Lack of experience

Trauma

A disturbing experience

Stumble

To trip over something

Vital

Very important

stolidly

Adamantly and resolutely; doggedly; persistently.

sacque

A short and loosely fitting garment for women.

hasten

To rapidly make something happen.

vivacity

A bright and bubbling demonstration of an outgoing and extroverted personality.

clatter

The harsh, discordant sound produced by hard-surfaced materials clanging against each other or falling to a surface.

spasmodically

In an eccentrically irregular pattern.

palpitating

A light, regular pounding or pulsing.

sensuous

Pleasing to the senses. Should not be confused with the similar "sensual" which applies most often to sexual pleasing of the senses.

immaculate

Spotless, pristine and pure.

nigh

Almost; close by; imminent.

heed

Pay close attention to.

birthright

Referring to the right of possession endowed to one simply on account of being born.

guile

A particuarly perceptive and shrewd sort of cunning and intelligence with overtones of sneakiness.

swoon

To become lightheaded and dizzy with the very real potential of fainting.

cistern

A tank for storing water.

enervated

Drained of vitality; physically, intellectually and emotionally fatigued.

effusively

With great energy and enthusiasm.

solicitude

An abundance of tenderness and concern.

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