Peter Pan Vocabulary List 66 words

Words from the orignal text of Peter Pan
  1. diffidence
    lack of self-confidence
  2. placid
    (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
  3. adhere
    stick to firmly
  4. quietus
    euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
  5. miscreant
    a person without moral scruples
  6. quixotic
    not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic
  7. reproof
    an act or expression of criticism and censure
  8. condescend
    behave in a patronizing and condescending manner
  9. somber
    grave or even gloomy in character
  10. enigma
    something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
  11. phlegmatic
    showing little emotion
  12. undulate
    move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
  13. sublime
    of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
  14. resolute
    firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination
  15. strident
    unpleasantly loud and harsh
  16. din
    a loud harsh or strident noise
  17. amicable
    characterized by friendship and good will
  18. amorous
    inclined toward or displaying love
  19. raconteur
    a person skilled in telling anecdotes
  20. profound
    situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed
  21. dejection
    a state of melancholy depression
  22. amiably
    in an affable manner
  23. tedious
    so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
  24. mea culpa
    an acknowledgment of your error or guilt
  25. perplex
    be a mystery or bewildering to
  26. impede
    be a hindrance or obstacle to
  27. interpose
  28. incisive
    having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
  29. impassive
    having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
  30. admonish
    take to task
  31. aperture
    a natural opening in something
  32. avidly
    in an avid manner
  33. perfidious
    tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans
  34. miasma
    an unwholesome atmosphere
  35. abject
    of the most contemptible kind
  36. portal
    a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically)
  37. fain
    having made preparations
  38. sanguinary
    accompanied by bloodshed
  39. retort
    a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  40. imperiously
    in an imperious manner
  41. hauteur
    overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
  42. patronize
    assume sponsorship of
  43. aloof
    remote in manner
  44. blithe
    carefree and happy and lighthearted
  45. boon
    a desirable state
  46. cypher
    a secret method of writing
  47. wince
    draw back, as with fear or pain
  48. defray
    bear the expenses of
  49. genial
    diffusing warmth and friendliness
  50. cadaverous
    of or relating to a cadaver or corpse
  51. remonstrate
    argue in protest or opposition
  52. nether
  53. upbraid
    express criticism towards
  54. solicitous
    full of anxiety and concern
  55. conveyance
    something that serves as a means of transportation
  56. mauve
    a moderate purple
  57. hitherto
    used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time
  58. artifice
    a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
  59. proffer
    present for acceptance or rejection
  60. ardent
    characterized by intense emotion
  61. tremulous
    (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear
  62. recriminate
    return an accusation against someone or engage in mutual accusations; charge in return
  63. assail
    attack someone physically or emotionally
  64. virulent
    extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
  65. insinuate
    give to understand
  66. succulent
    full of juice