perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch
Edward’s impatience was almost
tangible as we moved at human speed to the forest edge.
in a secretive manner
I could see a few of the other kids in class eyeing me
a contorted facial expression
And graceful little Alice pulled back her lips in a horrific
grimace and let loose with a guttural snarl that had me cowering against the seat in terror.
relatively long in duration
His eyes burned with sincerity for a
protracted moment — playing havoc with the rhythm of my heart — and then turned playful.
violent and needless disturbance
His eyes burned with sincerity for a protracted moment — playing
havoc with the rhythm of my heart — and then turned playful.
shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
ghastly it would be, I thought, shuddering, if Charlie had even the slightest inkling of exactly what I did like.
a slight suggestion or vague understanding
How ghastly it would be, I thought, shuddering, if Charlie had even the slightest
inkling of exactly what I did like.
a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
He seemed fascinated by my little
void of thought or knowledge
He didn’t speak to me today, either in response to my
vacant expression or because he was still angry about our squabble yesterday.
We sat in front of Charlie’s house for hours, as the sky darkened and rain
plummeted around us in a sudden deluge.
have or exploit an exclusive control of something
His quiet, probing questions kept me talking freely, forgetting, in the dim light of the storm, to be embarrassed for
monopolizing the conversation.
in a pensively sad manner
wistfully and released all of me but one hand.
the property of being close together
He reached across to open my door for me, and his sudden
proximity sent my heart into frenzied palpitations.
laugh at with contempt and derision
Could he really believe the impossible legends his son had
strong feelings of embarrassment
I felt his eyes on my face but I couldn’t look at him yet, afraid he might read the
chagrin in my eyes.
filled with or attended with
“I’ll do the laundry tonight — that ought to be
fraught with peril.”
being of crucial importance
I intuitively knew — and sensed he did, too — that tomorrow would be
the act of giving a false appearance
Following the same instinct that had prompted me to lie to Mike, I called Jessica on the
pretense of wishing her luck at the dance.
working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
I fluctuated between anticipation so intense that it was very nearly pain, and an
insidious fear that picked at my resolve.
unnecessary and unwarranted
I woke early, having slept soundly and dreamlessly thanks to my
gratuitous drug use.
an enveloping bandage
Thick underbrush and green-
swathed trunks replaced the lawns and houses.
infuse or fill completely
“Do you want to go home?” he said quietly, a different pain than mine
saturating his voice.
complex system of paths in which it is easy to get lost
The forest spread out around us in a boundless
labyrinth of ancient trees, and I began to be nervous that we would never find our way out again.
something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
Only then did I remember what the beauty of the meadow had driven from my mind — the
enigma of Edward and the sun, which he’d promised to illustrate for me today.
varying in color when seen in different lights
I looked down at his hand and doodled aimlessly across his smooth,
feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
He was instantly
deriving pleasure from being abused or dominated
“What a sick,
expressing in coherent verbal form
His eyes were wild, his jaw clenched in acute restraint, yet he didn’t lapse from his perfect
harsh or corrosive in tone
“Thanks so much,” I said, my voice
moving and bending with ease
He was on his feet in one of his
lithe, almost invisibly quick movements.
irritate or vex
characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness
I asked, tentative, not wanting to upset his
I realized now that I was
a step in walking or running
I worked to make my
tread sound slow and tired as I walked up the stairs to my room.
yielding readily to or capable of
“And while there was still that possibility that I might be . . . overcome” — he breathed in the scent at my wrist — “I was . . .
shackle that can be locked around the wrist
But his long hands formed
manacles around my wrists as he spoke.
His strength returned and he realized there was an alternative to being the
vile monster he feared.
Emmett brought his strength, Rosalie her . . .
deficient in alertness or activity
Now he is able to manipulate the emo¬tions of those around him — calm down a room of angry people, for example, or excite a
lethargic crowd, conversely.
perceptible by the senses or intellect
The forest encroached on both sides, leaving the road ahead only
discernible for a few meters as it twisted, serpentlike, around the ancient trees.
an artless innocent young girl
Something about her heart-shaped face, her billows of soft, caramel-colored hair, reminded me of the
ingenues of the silent-movie era.
of or characteristic of or resembling a lion
No one else seemed to know quite what to say, and then Jasper was there — tall and
heard or perceptible by the ear
Every time he touched me, in even the most casual way, my heart had an
people in general considered as a whole
He strayed as far as he could from the human
populace, recognizing that his willpower was weakening, too.
to move in a twisting or contorted motion,
The canvas overflowed with bright figures in swirling robes,
writhing around long pillars and off marbled balconies.
voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for something
By night he studied music, science, medicine — and found his calling, his
penance, in that, in saving human lives.”
a span of 1000 years
“As they have been for who knows how many
yield to another's wish or opinion
“That’s true,” he
acceded, his eyes guarded.
I jumped up in concern, but they were somehow
showing a high degree of refinement
Their sharp eyes carefully took in the more polished,
urbane stance of Carlisle, who, flanked by Emmett and Jasper, stepped guardedly forward to meet them.
showing cunning or ingenuity or wickedness
diabolical,” Emmett chuckled.
relating to or articulated in the throat
And graceful little Alice pulled back her lips in a horrific grimace and let loose with a
guttural snarl that had me cowering against the seat in terror.
in an agile manner
deftly rolled the hems a few times so I could stand.
in a manner that is difficult to discern
As I fidgeted and paced, they simply grew more still, two statues whose eyes followed me
imperceptibly as I moved.
inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy
A deep, heavy fog of
lethargy washed over me, and my eyes closed without my permission.
with suspicion or disapproval
askance at my luggage-less state, but then shrugged, not caring enough to ask.