Roald Dahl 20 words

  1. intimidate
    to compel or deter by or as if by threats
    Adults don't intimidate them.
  2. amaze
    affect with wonder
    8 The kids in Mr. Dahl's books are amazing characters.
  3. revise
    make revisions in
    He also did a lot of rewriting and revising.
  4. factory
    a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
    Roald Dahl
    By Sharon Fabian
    1 The movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that came out in 2005 is about a poor kid named Charlie who wins a tour through a magical candy factory by finding a golden ticket in the wrapper of a chocolate bar.
  5. legendary
    so celebrated as to having taken on the nature of a legend
    Many of his adult characters are like the legendary mean teacher.
  6. controversial
    marked by or capable of arousing controversy
    6 Roald Dahl's books have been controversial at times because of the negative pictures he paints of adults.
  7. inspire
    serve as the inciting cause of
    5 The mean teachers must have inspired some of his characters in his books.
  8. publish
    prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
    10 Roald Dahl also wrote James and the Giant Peach (1961), Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (1972), The BFG (1982), Matilda (1988), and The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (published after his death, in 1991).
  9. forbid
    command against
    He even learns the deep, dark secret to poaching pheasants from the forbidden woods.
  10. fantastic
    extravagantly fanciful in design, construction, appearance
    In some of his stories, kids find fantastic ways to take revenge on a cruel adult - some parents and teachers didn't like that either.
  11. accord
    concurrence of opinion
    11 According to information from his official website, he wrote his books about two hours at a time - usually two hours in the morning, and maybe another two later in the day.
  12. accomplish
    to gain with effort
    He certainly accomplished that.
  13. character
    a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    5 The mean teachers must have inspired some of his characters in his books.
  14. negative
    characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features
    6 Roald Dahl's books have been controversial at times because of the negative pictures he paints of adults.
  15. champion
    someone who has won first place in a competition
    In Danny the Champion of the World, Danny learns all kinds of great stuff from his father, a wonderful adult whom Danny describes as "sparky."
  16. revenge
    action taken in return for an injury or offense
    In some of his stories, kids find fantastic ways to take revenge on a cruel adult - some parents and teachers didn't like that either.
  17. illustration
    a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand
    It has lots of interesting and fun stuff, along with great illustrations of his characters like the ones in some of his books.
  18. feature
    a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    9 One feature of Roald Dahl's books is surprises - marvelous surprises.
  19. describe
    give a description of
    In Danny the Champion of the World, Danny learns all kinds of great stuff from his father, a wonderful adult whom Danny describes as "sparky."
  20. surprise
    come upon or take unawares
    9 One feature of Roald Dahl's books is surprises - marvelous surprises.