The Storyteller Glossary

The Storyteller Glossary

sultry

hot and humid

Templecombe

village in Somerset, England

bullock

castrated bull

'On the Road to Mandalay'

'Mandalay' poem by Rudyard Kipling

petulant

crabby

deplorably

seriously

myrtle

flowering bush

morsel

mouthful

fatuously

foolishly

diversion

A less significant distraction of focus from issues of more pressing importance.

punctual

Being on time.

bachelor

An unmarried man.

pinafore

A dress without sleeves that looks very much like an apron.

lolling

Hanging loosely or sprawled out in a relaxed manner.

recommence

To restart, resume or continue from a stopping point.

listlessy

Moving as if in slow motion; lethargically.

bristle

To suddenly pull back in anger, disgust or disappointment.

devour

To eat ravenously as if fearful of not getting another meal.

omniscient

All-knowing, all-seeing; godlike.

stealing

Moving toward something in a slow, stealthy manner as if stalking it like an animal preparing for the kill.

suppress

To stop something from happening by force.

inevitable

Fated to take place; incapable of being stopped or avoided.

ferocity

Fiercely powerful; characterized by intense savagery.

dissentient

An expression or demonstration of disagreement or opposition to a stated opinion.

irony

A discrepancy between what is explicitly stated and what is actually meant.

novelty

Provoking fascination and interest due to its originality or qualities of being new and unique.

obedience

Submission to authority.

emphatically

Done with a forceful insistence.

correspondingly

Similar to or the same as; compatibility between two more things.

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