"Twilight," Vocabulary from Ch's 6-10 50 words

Forbidden love is taken to a whole other level by Stephenie Meyer in her young adult vampire novel, "Twilight." The first of its series, "Twilight" welcomes Bella Swan to Washington where she enters into a dangerous but seemingly unavoidable romance with a vampire.

Learn these word lists for the vampire-romance novel: Ch's 1-5, Ch's 6-10, and Ch 11-The Epilogue.
  1. engulf
    flow over or cover completely
    And I couldn’t stop the gloom that engulfed me as I realized I didn’t know how long I would have to wait before I saw him again.
  2. sneer
    a facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls
    I was right behind her, just a foot from her slick, silver blond hair, and she was evidently unaware of that.
    "... don’t know why Bella” — she sneered my name — “doesn’t just sit with the Cullens from now on,”
  3. flank
    be located at the sides of something or somebody
    Jess was there, flanked by Angela and Lauren.
  4. glower
    look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
    I could see Jessica glowering at us now.
  5. appease
    make peace with
    Mike could have been more graceful about it, but at least Jess seemed appeased.
  6. crescent
    resembling the new moon in shape
    I’d been to the beaches around La Push many times during my Forks summers with Charlie, so the mile-long crescent of First Beach was familiar to me.
  7. strew
    spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic)
    The tide line was strewn with huge driftwood trees, bleached bone white in the salt waves, some piled together against the edge of the forest fringe, some lying solitary, just out of reach of the waves.
  8. cluster
    a grouping of a number of similar things
    I was sitting on one of the bone-colored benches; the other girls clustered, gossiping excitedly, on either side of me.
  9. dilemma
    state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
    It was a dilemma.
  10. murky
    (of liquids) clouded as with sediment
    The green light of the forest was strangely at odds with the adolescent laughter, too murky and ominous to be in harmony with the light banter around me.
  11. ominous
    threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    The green light of the forest was strangely at odds with the adolescent laughter, too murky and ominous to be in harmony with the light banter around me.
  12. banter
    be silly or tease one another
    The green light of the forest was strangely at odds with the adolescent laughter, too murky and ominous to be in harmony with the light banter around me.
  13. teeming
    abundantly filled with especially living things
    Along its pebbled banks, shallow pools that never com¬pletely drained were teeming with life.
  14. precariously
    in a precarious manner
    The others were fearless, leaping over the rocks, perching precariously on the edges.
  15. undulate
    move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
    The bouquets of brilliant anemones undulated ceaselessly in the invisible current, twisted shells scurried about the edges, obscuring the crabs within them, starfish stuck motionless to the rocks and each other, while one small black eel with white racing stripes wove through the bright green weeds, waiting for the sea to return.
  16. scurry
    to move about or proceed hurriedly
    The bouquets of brilliant anemones undulated ceaselessly in the invisible current, twisted shells scurried about the edges, obscuring the crabs within them, starfish stuck motionless to the rocks and each other, while one small black eel with white racing stripes wove through the bright green weeds, waiting for the sea to return.
  17. obscure
    make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
    The bouquets of brilliant anemones undulated ceaselessly in the invisible current, twisted shells scurried about the edges, obscuring the crabs within them, starfish stuck motionless to the rocks and each other, while one small black eel with white racing stripes wove through the bright green weeds, waiting for the sea to return.
  18. saunter
    walk leisurely and with no apparent aim
    A few minutes after Angela left with the hikers, Jacob sauntered over to take her place by my side.
  19. insolent
    marked by casual disrespect
    Lauren asked — in what I imagined was an insolent tone — from across the fire.
  20. alluring
    highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
    I tried to make my smile alluring, wondering if I was laying it on too thick.
  21. smolder
    have strong suppressed feelings
    “I love them,” I enthused, making an effort to smolder at him.
  22. attenuated
    reduced in strength
    Jacob strolled to a nearby driftwood tree that had its roots sticking out like the attenuated legs of a huge, pale spider.
  23. truce
    a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms
    So my great-grandfather made a truce with them.
  24. inept
    generally incompetent and ineffectual
    He smiled, elated by my inept flirting.
  25. reassess
    revise or renew one's assessment
    “Well,” Mike paused, carefully reassessing the situation as he watched our camaraderie.
  26. camaraderie
    the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
    I also really enjoy seeing the camaraderie between foreign players.
  27. plait
    a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
    I turned onto my side and ripped the rubber band out, quickly combing through the plaits with my fingers.
  28. abhor
    find repugnant
    Throughout the vast shadowy world of ghosts and demons there is no figure so terrible, no figure so dreaded and abhorred, yet bright with such fearful fascination, as the vampire, who is himself neither ghost nor demon, but yet who partakes the dark natures and possesses the mysterious and terrible qualities of both.
  29. magistrate
    a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)
    Nothing is lacking: official reports, affidavits of well-known people, of surgeons, of priests, of magistrates; the judicial proof is most complete.
  30. criterion
    the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    Speed, strength, beauty, pale skin, eyes that shift color; and then Jacob’s criteria: blood drinkers, enemies of the werewolf, cold-skinned, and immortal.
  31. sodden
    wet through and through; thoroughly wet
    I decided that most of the blame belonged on the doorstep of the town of Forks — and the entire sodden Olympic Peninsula, for that matter.
  32. ebb
    flow back or recede
    As that started to ebb, I slowed.
  33. mar
    make imperfect
    Similar violence marred the Greek Cup final in Athens on Sunday.
  34. smug
    marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction
    I didn’t add that I was finished with it — no need to sound smug.
  35. muddle
    mix up or confuse
    I looked around, muddled, with the sudden feeling that I wasn’t alone.
  36. invigorating
    imparting strength and vitality
    It had been a while since I’d had a girls’ night out, and the estrogen rush was invigorating.
  37. accessory
    clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
    We headed over to shoes and accessories.
  38. meander
    an aimless amble on a winding course
    I meandered through the streets, which were filling up with end-of-the-workday traffic, and hoped I was headed toward downtown.
  39. somber
    grave or even gloomy in character
    I found myself on a sidewalk leading past the backs of several somber-colored warehouses, each with large bay doors for unloading trucks, padlocked for the night.
  40. boisterous
    noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
    I listened intently to their quiet footsteps, which were much too quiet when compared to the boisterous noise they’d been making earlier, and it didn’t sound like they were speeding up, or getting any closer to me.
  41. coy
    affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
    The coy smile was still in place, but he wasn’t looking at her, and she left dissatisfied.
  42. ogle
    look at with amorous intentions
    He handed me the jacket, interrupting my ogling.
  43. alabaster
    a very light white
    That displeased him; his alabaster brow furrowed.
  44. enigmatic
    not clear to the understanding
    He looked at me, his eyes enigmatic.
  45. veer
    turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    The forest along both sides of the road was like a black wall — as hard as a wall of steel if we veered off the road at this speed.
  46. tinge
    affect as in thought or feeling
    “Tell me why you hunt animals instead of people,” I suggested, my voice still tinged with desperation.
  47. satiate
    fill to satisfaction
    It doesn’t completely satiate the hunger — or rather thirst.
  48. appalled
    struck with fear, dread, or consternation
    He sounded appalled.
  49. ostentatious
    intended to attract notice and impress others
    “Like I said, it’s ostentatious.
  50. faux
    not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
    I kept my eyes down on the table, my eyes tracing the pattern of the faux wood grains printed on the laminate.