The Valley of Fear Glossary

The Valley of Fear Glossary

afoot

in preparation or progress

almanac

an annual calendar containing important dates and statistical information such as astronomical data and tide tables

cipher

a secret or disguised way of writing, a code

coruscation

twinkling

disparity

a great difference

dour

relentlessly severe, stern, or gloomy in manner or appearance

evasive

tending to avoid commitment or self-revelation, esp. by responding only indirectly

exiguous

very small in size or amount

gamekeeper

a person employed to breed and protect game, typically for a large estate

garrulous

excessively talkative, esp. on trivial matters

meagre

lean, thin

nugget

a small lump of gold or other precious metal found ready-formed in the earth

pagination

the sequence of numbers assigned to pages in a book or periodical

pawky

having or showing a sly sense of humor

predominant

present as the strongest or main element

remonstrance

a forcefully reproachful protest

scrutinize

examine or inspect closely and thoroughly

shrewd

having or showing sharp powers of judgment

solatium

a thing given to someone as a compensation or consolation

stratum

a layer or a series of layers of rock in the ground

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