The most dangerous game 17 words

  1. amend
    make amendments to
    “For the hunter,” amended Whitney.
  2. sensuous
    taking delight in beauty
    Rainsford, reclining in a steamer chair, indolently2 puffed on his favorite brier.3 The sensuous drowsiness of the night was on him.
  3. taint
    place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    “One superstitious sailor can taint the whole ship’s company with his fear.”
  4. ripple
    a small wave on the surface of a liquid
    There was no sound in the night as Rainsford sat there but the muffled throb of the engine that drove the yacht swiftly through the darkness, and the swish and ripple of the wash of the propeller.
  5. tangible
    perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch
    Sometimes I think evil is a tangible thing—with wavelengths, just as sound and light have.
  6. amended
    modified for the better
    “For the hunter,” amended Whitney.
  7. abrupt
    exceedingly sudden and unexpected
    “It’s so dark,” he thought, “that I could sleep without closing my eyes; the night would be my eyelids—”

    An abrupt sound startled him.
  8. expert
    a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
    Off to the right he heard it, and his ears, expert in such matters, could not be mistaken.
  9. philosopher
    a specialist in philosophy
    “You’re a big-game hunter, not a philosopher.
  10. suggest
    make a proposal, declare a plan for something
    “Cannibals?” suggested Rainsford.
  11. yard
    the enclosed land around a house or other building
    “Nor four yards,” admitted Rainsford.
  12. observe
    watch attentively
    “Perhaps the jaguar does,” observed Whitney.
  13. crew
    an organized group of workmen
    Didn’t you notice that the crew’s nerves seemed a bit jumpy today?”
  14. mental
    involving the mind or an intellectual process
    What I felt was a—a mental chill, a sort of sudden dread.”
  15. mention
    make reference to
    “They were a bit strange, now you mention it.
  16. weather
    the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    “This hot weather is making you soft, Whitney.
  17. captain
    the leader of a group of people
    Even Captain Nielsen—”

    “Yes, even that tough-minded old Swede, who’d go up to the devil himself and ask him for a light.