Robust Vocabulary

Week 4


averted - If you averted your eyes, you looked away from something instead of directly at it.

fury – Fury is extremely strong anger.

interrogation – An interrogation is a long period of intense questioning to get information from someone.

stern – Someone who is stern is very serious and strict.

accusing – When you look at someone in an accusing way, you are showing that you think he or she has done something wrong.

solemnly – When you say something solemnly, you said it in a very serious way.

cringed - If you cringed, you moved or flinched slightly because of discomfort or fear.

craned – If you craned your neck, you stretched it to let you see or hear something better.




 Week 3

surrender – When you surrender, you stop fighting something or someone.

particular – Something that is particular is one specific thing of its kind.

sparkling – Something that is sparkling is shining, clear, and bright.

clusters – Cluster are small groups of people or things that are close together.

sizzles – If something sizzles, it is very hot and makes a hissing sound.

stroll – To stroll is to walk in a slow, relaxed way.

Week 2

legendary – Someone legendary is especially famous for something he or she did a long time ago.

muttered – If you muttered, you said something very quietly because you did not want to be heard.

gaped – If you gaped at something, you stared open-mouthed in surprise.

flinched – If a person flinched, he or she quickly moved away from something dangerous or painful.

snickering – Snickering at someone is like laughing quietly at them because they did something silly.

glared – If you glared at someone, you stared at them in an angry way.

stunned – When someone is stunned by something amazing, he or she is shocked and sometimes even speechless.

fluke – A fluke is something unusual that happens by accident.

Week 1

pact – A pact is an agreement between two people or countries in which they promise to do certain things.

queasy – If you feel queasy, you have a sick feeling in your stomach.

foisted – If something is foisted on you, it is given to you whether you want it or not.

venture – A new venture is a project that is exciting and even risky.

annoyed – To be annoyed means to be somewhat angry about something.

depriving – If someone is depriving you of something, the person is keeping you from having it.