S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders

A fascinating list of vocabulary words from S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders.
definitions & notes only words
  1. palomino
    a horse of light tan or golden color
  2. cowlick
    a tuft of hair in a different direction from the rest
  3. keeled
    having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or suggesting the keel of a ship
  4. shanghai
    take (someone) against his will for compulsory service
  5. bootlegging
    the act of selling illegally or without permission
  6. acrobatics
    the gymnastic moves of an acrobat
  7. roguishly
    like a dishonest rogue
  8. amplifier
    electronic equipment that increases strength of signals passing through it
  9. ornery
    having a difficult and contrary disposition
  10. inhalation
    the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air as in breathing
  11. peroxide
    a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties
  12. ruefully
    in a manner expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
  13. nonchalantly
    in a composed and unconcerned manner
  14. bootleg
    whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash
  15. resignedly
    with resignation and acceptance; in a resigned manner
  16. plasma
    the watery fluid in which blood cells are suspended
  17. imploringly
    in a beseeching manner
  18. aloofness
    a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner
  19. contemptuously
    without respect; in a disdainful manner
  20. smoldering
    showing scarcely suppressed anger
  21. hysterics
    an attack of hysteria
  22. pansy
    large-flowered garden plant derived chiefly from the wild pansy of Europe and having velvety petals of various colors
  23. racking
    causing great physical or mental suffering
  24. radiate
    send out rays or waves
  25. unfathomable
    impossible to come to understand
  26. smolder
    burn slowly and without a flame
  27. hysteric
    characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria
  28. finality
    the quality of being definitely settled
  29. concussion
    injury to the brain caused by a blow
  30. unceasingly
    without stopping
  31. savvy
    the cognitive condition of someone who understands
  32. reluctantly
    with a certain degree of unwillingness
  33. elude
    escape, either physically or mentally
  34. delirious
    experiencing hallucinations
  35. Madras
    a state in southeastern India on the Bay of Bengal
  36. grimace
    contort the face to indicate a certain mental state
  37. incredulous
    not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving
  38. sullenly
    in a manner showing a brooding ill humor
  39. pneumonia
    respiratory disease characterized by lung inflammation
  40. aghast
    struck with fear, dread, or consternation
  41. mimic
    imitate, especially for satirical effect
  42. gallantly
    in a heroic or brave manner
  43. awed
    inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence
  44. wistfully
    in a pensively sad manner
  45. elite
    a group or class of persons enjoying superior status
  46. jolt
    move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
  47. keel
    one of the main longitudinal beams of the hull of a vessel
  48. conformity
    correspondence in form, type, or appearance
  49. bleak
    unpleasantly cold and damp
  50. rebellious
    resisting control or authority
  51. fiend
    an evil supernatural being
  52. realization
    coming to understand something clearly and distinctly
  53. clench
    squeeze together tightly
  54. gorge
    a deep ravine, usually with a river running through it
  55. falter
    move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
  56. rack
    framework for holding objects
  57. indignant
    angered at something unjust or wrong
  58. defiance
    a hostile challenge
  59. awe
    an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
  60. superiority
    the quality of being better than someone or something
  61. exploit
    use or manipulate to one's advantage
  62. resemblance
    similarity in appearance or external or superficial details
  63. agony
    intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
  64. siege
    an action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place
  65. contempt
    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
  66. reference
    the act of consulting
  67. different
    unlike in nature or quality or form or degree
  68. apparently
    from appearances alone
  69. each
    (used of count nouns) every one considered individually
  70. three
    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one