Sparkleshire Words

Flandle. Boy Fairy

Fleeple. Fairy people

Flerson. Fairy person

Flerks. Bad Fleeple

WINGS-UP. The Fairy equivalent of the “high-five” – to make it, cross your wrists , with your palms facing you, link your thumbs and flap your fingers while you raise your arms.

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 Aloft. Upward, in a higher position

Turbulence. Instability in the atmosphere that disturbs the flow of wind; wild, unpredictable wind gusts

Inconsiderate. Thoughtless about other people

Vital. Important

Inadequate. Below grade, not good enough

Proximity. Nearness, closeness

Valiant. Brave

Grandeur. Greatness, splendor

Admonished. Scolded, reprimanded

Canine teeth. Pointy teeth on the corners of the mouth, between the incisors and the first bicuspids

Bicuspids. Teeth with two points, between the canines and the molars

Incisors. Flat, sharp-edged teeth in the front of the mouth

Molars. Back teeth that grind food

Opine.  To give an opinion, sometimes unasked

 

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Speculating. Guessing, using reasoning to reach a conclusion

Translucent. Glowing, almost see-through

Entourage. The group of people who surround a famous person like Queen Jocelyn.

Majestically. Impressively and grandly

Divine. Heavenly, beautiful

Admiration. Wonder and approval

Dedication. Commitment, enthusiasm

Commend.  Praise, recognize

Impudence. Rudeness or disrespect

Covet.  Want, desire

Tittered. Giggled

Indubitably. Surely, definitely

Aspire. To desire to reach a goal

Compassion. Sympathy, understanding

Compassionate. Full of sympathy and understanding

Efficient. Well-organized, not wasteful

Retrieve. Bring back

Apprentice.  A beginner who works under the supervision of a skilled professional

Eligible. Entitled or qualified to do something

Pursed. Puckered, pressed together

Disheartened. Disappointed, discouraged

Tremendous. Very large, powerful or great

Wittier. More clever or funny

 

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Scarlet. A beautiful shade of red.

Magnificent. Splendid, grand

Proclaimed. Made a formal announcement, from the Queen!

Crimson. A synonym of scarlet- a beautiful shade of red

Resumed. Began again

Dilapidated. In disrepair, broken down

 

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Crestfallen. Disappointed, discouraged

Abashed. Embarrassed, dismayed

Anticipation. The feeling of looking forward with excitement to something

Vicious. Dangerous, showing fierce violence

Exuberantly. Joyfully, happily

Jeopardize. Put something at risk

Decorum. Good manners, dignity, or correctness

Oaf. Fool, loser

Inefficiency. Disorganization, incompetence, the opposite of efficient – our word from a few chapters ago

Fumed. Raged, felt great anger

Fiendish. Wicked, evil

Flerk. A bad flerson

 

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Triumphant. Glorious

Whiff. The scent, to smell

 

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Flap-aciously. Fantastically, wonderfully

Ghastly. Horrible, frightening, nasty

Dejected. Sad, unhappy

Yapper. Mean slang word for “mouth”

 

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Observing. Watching, studying

Deviated. Strayed or turned off from a course of action

Inadequate. Not enough, insufficient

Insipid. Stupid, characterless

Literally. Based on the exact meaning of a word

Incompetent. Useless, inadequate

Percolate. Bubble up or filter through something

 

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Savoring. Enjoying, appreciating

Invincible. Unbeatable, Unconquerable

Cumbersome. Awkward to carry or handle because of weight or size

Insignificant. Too small and unimportant to be relevant

Scrutinized. Examined very carefully

Strenuous. Difficult, requiring great strength

Stamina. Strength or endurance

Prescribed. Recommended, ordered

Execute. Perform an action or movement

Animation. Cartoons, portrayed in moving pictures

Interpretation. Explaining

Depicting. Describing or portraying in words

Maneuvers. Movements that require skill or dexterity

Interact. Act together, cooperate with each other

Conjure. Call up, recreate, invent

 

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Phosphorescence. Jellyfish in the ocean that glow at night (they absorb energy and then release it slowly when they are agitated (moved around) by the waves)

Optimal. Best, most favorable

Momentous.  Important, meaningful

Exhilarating.  Thrilling, exciting

Dismay. Disappointment, shock

Materialized. Appeared

Recuperate. Get better, recover

 

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Recuperated: Past tense of “recuperate”

Reprimanded. Corrected, scolded

Timidly. Shyly, nervously, without courage

Condescending. Acting superior, snobby

Decisively. Firmly, deciding quickly and clearly

Diplomacy. Skill and tact in dealing with people

Deemed. Judged

 

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 Cogitated. Thought, reasoned

Gizmo. A gadget which is usually more complicated than necessary

 

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 Inconspicuous. Not noticeable

Pretenses. Not genuine behavior, pretending

Gestured. Used hands to indicated something, pointed

Dignity. Self-esteem, self-respect

Merits. Qualities, values that deserve respect

Sputtered. Made sounds or talked in an explosive way

Requisite. Necessary, mandatory

Vigilant. Watchful, alert

Awry. Wrong

Exemplary. Very good, so good it is an example for everyone else

 

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Reluctantly. Unwillingly, uncooperatively

Accord. Agreement

Bewilderment. Confusion

Wrath. Anger, fury

 

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Permeable. Allowing substances to pass through, porous

Precarious. Risky, unstable, hazardous

 

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 Will ‘o wisp. (Actually will-‘-the-wisp) a flickering light appearing at night over marshy places; something that deceives or misleads.

 

 

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Confrontation. Face-to-face meeting with somebody; argument

Commotion. Disorder, fuss, upheaval

Imposing. Large and stately, impressive

Coax.  Persuade, charm, win-over

Loomed. Appeared, emerged

Execution. Caring out, completing

Penalized. Punished, disciplined

Sidled. Move sideways

Menacingly. Threateningly, frighteningly

Intimidated. Frightened, scared

Trembled. Shivered, shook, shuddered

Reminiscences. Experiences remembered from the past

 

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Reminisce. Talk about events remembered from the past

Dedicated. Wholeheartedly devoted to a goal

Eon. Era, period, time

 

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Encounter. Meet, bumped into

Legitimate. Lawful, justifiable

 

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Ascend. Climb, rise, soar

Impersonation. Imitation

Rueful. Sorry, apologetic

 

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Hatched. Think up

Infamous. Having a very bad reputation; well-known

Copious. Abundant, plentiful

Temporarily. For the moment, for the time being

Out of commission. Not working, broken down

Commissioned. Specially appointed, assigned

 

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Azure. Blue

Recalling. Remembering

Staunch. Showing loyalty, dependability and enthusiasm

Astonished. Surprised, amazed

Astounded. Overwhelmed, surprised, amazed

Sienna. A rich brown color

Demotion. A deduction in rank or position

Appalling. Horrifying, awful

Liability. Responsibility, burden

Leniency. Mercy, forgiveness

Probation. The supervision of the behavior of a young criminal

Contentment. Satisfaction and calm

 

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Aerodynamic. Designed to reduce air resistance; sleek

Inexplicable. Hard to explain

Paranoid. Unreasonably anxious about something

Surge protector. A devise to prevent sudden bursts of power or electrical current

 

 

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 ‘Psyching me out’. Using psychology on someone to try to intimidate them

Encountered.  Met

Admonished. Reprimand, correct

Incredible. Hard to believe

 

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Diorama. A three dimensional representation of a scene

Evaluation. A written statement of the value or grade of something

Simultaneously. At the same time

Sparingly. Cautiously, a little at a time

 

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 Active. Set something in motion

Ambiguous. Having more than one meaning

 

 

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Perched. Balanced; hovering

Precariously. Dangerously unstable, insecure (adverb form of ‘precarious’ found in Chapter 14)

Decorum. Dignity or social correctness

 

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BFF. Best friends forever

 

 

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Perplexed. Puzzled, confused

Dejectedly. Sadly

Intelligible. Capable of being understood

Gingerly. Delicately, cautiously

Warily. Cautiously, suspiciously

Levitated. Floated

 

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Tardy. Late

Brusquely. Abruptly, roughly

Flagging. Decreasing in ability; failing

Stellar. Outstanding, like a star

Speculative. Tentative; approximate; exploratory

 

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Disdain. Extreme disgust

Unprecedented.  Extraordinary, record-breaking

Travesty. Sham, mockery, farce

Calamities. Disastrous situations

Sabotaged. Deliberately disrupted

Egregious. Extremely bad

Rectify. Correct, fix

Diminish. Take away, reduce

Execution.  The carrying out of an action or instruction

 

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Refracted. Altered the course of the light

Jittery. Feeling nervous, jumpy

Demeanor. A person’s behavior or appearance

Agenda. program, list of tasks to do

Dynamic. Full of energy, enthusiasm

Caressing. Stroking or touching something affectionately

 

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 Elaborate. Having a lot of detail, complicated, ornate

Vibrant. Dazzling or radiantly bright

Gawk. Stare with an open mouth

Lavishly. Abundantly, excessively, generously

Circulated. Spread

Eligible. Qualified, suitable

Irate. Angry

Riveted.  Fascinated, wrapped up

Varmints. An objectionable animal or persons; vermin

Chaotic. Disorganized, muddled

Ominously. Threateningly, menacingly

Staunchest. Extremely loyal

Consternation. A feeling of dismay and bewilderment

Inquisition. An investigation with detailed and thorough questions

Commence. Begin

Bedlam. Chaos, confusion, mayhem

Disperse. Scatter

 

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Fundamental. Basic, primary

Convictions. Firmly held beliefs or opinions

Radical. Extreme

Coronation. The ceremony of crowning a ruler

Asset. Strength, positive factor

Subsequent. Following, next, after.

 

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Fugitive. A run away from justice, deserter

Grievous. Serious, severe

 

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Indignation. Fury, righteous anger

Doomed. Condemned to suffer an inescapable, dreadful fate

Contagious. Catching, infectious

 

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Bravado. Boldness, daring, boasting

Chamber. Room

Restraints. Something to prevent motion, like hand cuffs, or chains

Predicament. A difficult, unpleasant situation

Vocation. Calling, career, profession

Confiscated. Seized property as a penalty

Eloquence. The ability to speak persuasively or very well

Persuasive. Having the ability to convince people of your opinion by speech

 

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Dumbfounded. Surprised, astonished

Mulling over. Thinking over, considering

Persuade. Talk into, convince

Indecisive. Unable to make up your mind, uncertain

 

 

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Noggin. The human head

Space/time continuum. The link between space and time, where one blends into the other

 

 

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Corroborating. Supporting, confirming

Juncture. Point in time

Prestigious. Having a distinguished reputation

Pinnacle. Height

Blatant. Obvious

Pertinent. Relevant, related, important

Despicable. Fully deserving of contempt

Levied. Charged

Accusation. A claim someone has done something illegal

Compelling. Convincing, persuasive

Empowered. Allowed, authorized, enabled

Ignominy. Humiliation, shame

Imperative. Absolutely necessary

Nemesis.  A bitter enemy

 

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Devise. Make, invent

Innovative. New, inventive

Regime. Organization, management

Tyrannized. Bullied, intimidated

Premeditated. Thought about it ahead of time, planned

Scepter. Queen Jocelyn’s ceremonial wand, a symbol of her royal authority

 

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Menial. Work that requires little skill or training

 

 

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CHAPTER 1 – A Fishy Story

Tidal. Affected by the tide

Sparkleshire. The name of the kingdom of Tooth Fairies and Flandles (boy Fairies)

 

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Sheepish. Showing embarrassment as a result of having done something awkward or goofy

Conducting. Leading or controlling

 

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Crestfallen. Disappointed, sad

Regime. A system or a planned way of doing something, a strict government

Coordinates. A set of numbers or points that describes the exact location of something

 

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Ensemble.  Different clothing and accessories put together to make an outfit

Reminisce. Talk about events from the past

Simulating. reproduce an essential feature of something

 

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Warp. Twist, change so that it does not follow its usual course

Scuttling. Scurrying, scampering, darting

Resist.  Refuse to do something

 

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Grungy. Dirty, scruffy

Emanating. Coming out from

Mode. Way or manor of doing something

Radar. Electronic equipment that uses radio waves to locate objects

 

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Cumulous. Having a piled up shape

Bustled. Moved in a hurried, energetic way

Inaudible. Not able to be heard.

Lured.  Tempted or lead something somewhere

Absentmindedly. Acting distracted, preoccupied

Batten down the hatches. A nautical phrase meaning shut all open doors and windows

Cascaded. Flowed down.

Wielding. Holding or using a weapon

 

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Ensnare. Trap

Erratic. Not predictable or consistent

Windward. Facing the wind

Heavens to Murgatroid. Scottish exclamation of surprise or concern

Bairns. Scottish word for children

Acutely.  Severely, intensely

Wicks. A piece of fabric, or a string, that draws the fuel to the flame

Beacon. Light that guides or gives a signal

Chamois. Soft pliable leather used for cleaning and polishing

 

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Minimal. Very small in amount

Massive. Large, solid, heavy

Engrossed. Absorbed in something, occupied.

Mumbo Jumbo.  Gibberish, nonsense, baloney!

Et cetera. Latin word: a list that contains other unspecified items

Turbulent. Full of violent motion, unstable

Precariously. Unsteadily, dangerously

Exertion. Strenuous effort or physical exercise

 

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 S.O.S. Emergency, it stands for Save Our Ship

Mesmerized. Captivated, fascinated

Perilous. Involving exposure to very great danger

Capsizing. Overturning on the surface of water

Perish. Die

Ferocious. Very Fierce or savage

 

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Pinafore. Old fashioned word for an apron-like garment worn over a dress

Post Haste. As quickly as possible

Persuaded. Convinced.

Hatching. Thinking up, devising, producing

Digress. Move away from the point or central topic

Frocks. Old fashioned word for dresses

Pantaloons. Old fashioned word for pants

Discourse. Speech, conversation

 

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 Imploringly. Begging, pleading

Beneficial. Producing a good effect

Trauma. An extremely distressing experience, shock

Insurmountable. Impossible to overcome

Fiddlesticks. Old fashioned exclamation used to express mild annoyance

 

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CHAPTER 1 – A Mysterious Note

Conscientious. Careful, thorough, diligent

Unperturbed. Calm, unworried

Scrutinized. Examined closely

Apparel.  Clothing

Dirndl dress. A dress with a full gathered skirt, the traditional dress of Germany and Austria

Pirouetting. Spinning, usually on the tip of the toe

Elementary. Basic, uncomplicated, straight forward

Shenanigans. Mischief

Flurry. A short period of time when a lot of things happen

Lamented. Mourned, grieved, bemoaned

 

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 Foreboding. Apprehension

Piling. Support, column or structure, usually made of wood, which holds up a pier

Simultaneously. At the same time

Peninsulas.  Narrow pieces of land that jut out from the mainland into a sea or lake

Chortled. Laughed in a noisy gleeful way

Gloated.  Expressed smug self-satisfaction, lorded it over them

Inquisitive. Curious, interested, inquiring

Cohort. A supporter, helper or accomplice

 

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Stairs of Separation. The name given to the flight of stairs at the end of the Registry room that lead to different destinations

Resounded. Ring out loudly, resonate, boom, reverberate

Emanated. Came out of something

Contraption. Machine, especially one that seems strange

Oblivion. The state of being utterly forgotten

Laboriously. With great difficulty

Chaotic. Confused, hectic

Intelligible. Understandable, comprehensible

Clerical. Relating to office work or routine administrative work

Manifest. The written record of the ship listing all of the passengers and their answers to the immigration questions

Assimilate. Minimize the differences between themselves and their new countrymen, integrate

Ikh shoyn fargesin. Yiddish word for ‘I already forgot’

Indignantly. In annoyance, crossly

Mischievously. Playfully, with a twist of naughtiness

Foreshadow.  Predict, foretell

Invalids. Sick people

Rickets. A disease caused by a vitamin D deficiency, affecting mostly children, that makes bones soft, and changes skeletal structure

Lame. Unable to walk, having diseases of the legs

Garbled. Jumbled, confused

Niceties. A feature that makes something pleasurable or pleasant

Deduction.  A conclusion drawn from available information

Detainment. The state of being held in custody

Nuisance. Annoyance, irritation

 

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Detained. Held back, prevented from leaving

Mein Nommen ist. German/Yiddish for ‘my name is’

Linguistics. The study of language

Absentmindedly. Without thinking

Leafing. Riffling through

Betrothed. Fiancé, the person to whom someone is engaged to be married

Elocution. Diction, pronunciation

Carfare. Money for transportation

Corroborating. Confirming

Notarized. Verified, certified that it is accurate

Entrepreneurship. Free enterprise, working hard

Chutzpah. Yiddish word adopted into American English meaning ‘spunk, nerve, gall’

Merriment. High spirits, happiness

Ikh bin. Yiddish words for ‘I am’

 

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Plied. Used a tool in a skillful way

Buttonhook. A device that looked like a rod with a hook at the end of it intended for pulling the buttons on tight boots into place for fastening

Barbaric. Uncivilized, unsophisticated

Trachoma. A contagious bacterial eye disease in which scar tissue forms inside the eyelid, causing it to curve inward and the eyelashes to scrape the eye, sometimes causing blindness or death

Inflammation. Swelling, irritation

Liability. Problem, burden, responsibility

O Sole Mio. Italian song ‘O My Soul’

Certamente. Italian for ‘certainly’

Securemente. Italian for ‘surely’

Pronto. Italian for ‘right away’

Bambino. Italian word for ‘baby’

Sporadically. Periodically, occasionally

Puckered. Wrinkled, creased, furrowed

 

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Arduous. Requiring hard work or continuous strenuous effort

Culminating. Reaching the highest point, ending

Copious. Abundant, plentiful

Blared. Made a loud harsh noise

Veracity. Truth

Locomotion. Movement from one place to another

Endeavored. Tried

Matron. A woman on the staff to supervise and help unattended children and women

Transporting. Carrying people or goods from one place to another

Reassured. Comforted

Perplexed. Confused

Facilitate. Make easier

Speculated. Guessed

Jilted. Abruptly broke a promise to marry someone

Destitute. Very poor, penniless

 

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Gizmo. A gadget

Ingenious. Clever, original

Observant. Paying such careful attention that nothing goes unnoticed

Contagious. Infectious, catching

 

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Rakish. Jaunty, casual, stylish

Lagoon. A coastal body of shallow water

Allocate. To set aside for a particular purpose

Precarious. Unstable, shaky

Fritter. Waste, squander, dribble away, dissipate

Collateral. Security, guarantee

Delicatessen. Now just called ‘deli’, a store specializing in imported cooked meats, cheeses, and pickles

Urchin. Rascal, brat

Fatality. Death

Autoclave. Large steel machine that sterilizes

Mutely. Without a sound, wordlessly

Petrified. Sacred

Fretted. Worried

 

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 Hubbub. Noise, racket, din

Summons. Call, order, command

Clamored. Demanded noisily, shouted

Arduous. Hard, difficult

 

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Frivolous. Unnecessary

Melodramatic. Exaggerated, theatrical

Candy striper. A young volunteer worker in a hospital

Ja. German word for ‘yes’

Nein. German word for ‘no’

 

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 Intoned. To say something in a slow, serious way

Burly. Heavily built, robust, broad shouldered

Indubitably. Undoubtedly, definitely

Saddled. Burdened with a task or responsibility

Distress.  Concern, worry, grief, misery

Contrite.  Sorry, apologetic

Rectify. Correct, remedy, cure

Victuals. Food

Uncharacteristically. Unusually, abnormally

Don. To put on

Unobtrusively. Inconspicuously, shyly

Magnificence. Grandeur, luxury

Subsided. Became less active, sunk, dropped

Absentmindedly. Inattentively, without thinking

Fortnight. A United Kingdom expression meaning a period of 14 days

Devouring.  Eating something quickly and hungrily

Hesitated. Paused, uncertain

Brood. Children, family

Confinement. Old fashioned way to say a women going into labor

Gravely. Seriously

Bewildered. Confused, puzzled

Clarification.  Explanation

Compromise.  Finding a middle ground

Arouse.  Awaken, alert

Reluctantly. Unwillingly, halfheartedly

Shimmied. Moved in a shaking or swaying way, climbed

Mishap. An unfortunate accident or piece of luck

Privy. Knowing something secret or private

Detainees. People held in custody, not free to leave

Straggled. Strayed from the path, coming or going in a disorganized way

Delinquent. Neglecting a duty or responsibility

Gander. A look or glance at something

Cottoned. Caught on

Heeding. Paying serious attention to

Squinted. Looked through narrowed eyes

Apprehension. Anxiety, fear

 

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Reluctant. Hesitant, unwilling

Das ist Verboten. German for ‘that is forbidden’

Impishly. Devilishly

Shepherded. Herded, guided

Mannerisms. Gestures, traits, characteristics

Stanzas. Verses of a song

Turnverein Society. German American organization which supported immigrants and provided cultural and social gatherings

Cauldron. A large metal pot in which liquids are boiled