be agitated or irritated
He's so fretful at night.
a firm rebuke
He was very aware of his own
admonition not to discuss this training.
lasting for a markedly brief time
This time it had been Fiona who had undergone that
fleeting indescribably change.
thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)
"I apologi--" Jonas began, and then stopped,
flustered, remembering there were to be no apologies.
being searched for
He took a deep breath and
sought the sled and the hill and the snow in his consciousness.
an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation
He took a deep breath and sought the sled and the hill and the snow in his
vigorous and animated
Probably when you saw the faces take on color it wasn't as deep or
vibrant as the apple, or your friend's hair.
the state of being certain
The Giver looked startled at the
certainty of Jonas's reaction.
"My little brother--" he began, and then corrected himself. "No, that's
inaccurate. He's not my brother, not really."
a ludicrous folly
"Or what if," he went on, almost laughing at the
absurdity, "they chose their own jobs?"
curved or curving in and out
sinuous trunk it stroked the huge corpse; then it reached up, broke some leafy branches with a snap, and draped them over the mass of torn thick flesh.
extreme distress of body or mind
He could still hear it when he opened his eyes and lay
anguished on the bed where he received the memories.
marked by or given to doubt
"Right," she said, skeptically. "Sure, Jonas."
showing no care or concern in attitude or action
" 'Ccept your apology," Lily responded indifferently, stroking the lifeless elephant.
not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished
"Someplace out there--" He gestured vaguely with his arm.
wear off or die down
subsided as the memories were assimilated.
Finally it subsided as the memories were
inserted as an integral part of a surrounding whole
He watched the landscape for glimpses of the green that he knew was
embedded in the shrubbery; when it came flickering into his consciousness, he focused upon it, keeping it there, darkening it, holding it in his vision as long as possible until his head hurt and he let it fade away.