group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
“The player’s deaths have always been sickening, I’ve always thought the Giant’s Drink was the most perverted part of the whole mind game, but going for the eye like that—this is the one we want to put in command of our
a sense of propriety and consideration for others
Alai saw the tears but had the
grace not to say so.
thoroughly dried out
What could be torn by the small scavengers was torn; the maggots had done their work on the organs; now it was a
desiccated mummy, hollowed-out, teeth in a rigid grin, eyes empty, fingers curled.
having the nature of or resulting from malice
Ender remembered burrowing through the eye when it had been alive and
malicious and intelligent.
the highest point (of something)
He could sit on the see-saw until he rose to the
apex; then he fell.
tending to move away from a center
When the merry-go-round went fast, he could not hold onto any of the bars, and
centrifugal force hurled him off.
unpleasantly loud and harsh
And the other children: their laughter was
dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently
The children were easily
dispatched, though they began following him in twos and threes at the end.
a person who speaks more than one language
“No, just a brilliant and talented
showing a brooding ill humor
There were other boys near him, tired-looking boys,
sullen, the ones least valued.
expressing extreme contempt
When she said little boy it sounded friendly, not
readiness to embark on bold new ventures
Also, the individual soldiers were given little
irritate or vex
Galling, and yet he had no choice.
noble and generous in spirit
Still, he would only know that Ender had beaten him, and then rubbed his nose in it by being
gather or bring together
Ender noted with pleasure that Condor could only
muster the minimal five soldiers necessary to open the gate to victory.
having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
He kept his soldiers moving, darting from star to star, wallsliding to get behind and above the
the savage and excessive killing of many people
Though they were still fairly evenly matched with the enemy, they huddled together like the last survivors of a massacre, as if they hoped the enemy would overlook them in the
the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others
So trust me now, Anderson, and don’t bring the whole damn
Hegemony down on my neck.
keep from happening or arising; make impossible
He mocked himself to
forestall the mocking comments of anti-semites—almost everyone he defeated in battle became, at least for a time, a Jew-hater—but he also made sure everyone knew what he was.
Dink trained his toon independently from the rest of Rat Army, with discipline and
vigor; he never consulted with Rose, and only rarely did the whole army maneuver together.
a temporary military unit
“The direction I fire my gun is the direction of their main
defiance of authority
There was no more talk about
insubordination and whether Ender could use his desk.
intended to attract notice and impress others
They ostentatiously took down names.
in a random manner
But the enemy was coming
haphazardly, uncoordinatedly; they had never worked together before...
lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
Only the crest of the Giant’s face was still visible, and it was white bone, like limestone protruding from a discouraged,