make amendments to
“For the hunter,”
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.
place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
“One superstitious sailor can
taint the whole ship’s company with his fear.”
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.
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.
modified for the better
“For the hunter,”
exceedingly sudden and unexpected
“It’s so dark,” he thought, “that I could sleep without closing my eyes; the night would be my eyelids—”
abrupt sound startled him.
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.
a specialist in philosophy
“You’re a big-game hunter, not a
make a proposal, declare a plan for something
the enclosed land around a house or other building
yards,” admitted Rainsford.
“Perhaps the jaguar does,”
an organized group of workmen
Didn’t you notice that the
crew’s nerves seemed a bit jumpy today?”
involving the mind or an intellectual process
What I felt was a—a
mental chill, a sort of sudden dread.”
make reference to
“They were a bit strange, now you
the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
weather is making you soft, Whitney.
the leader of a group of people
“Yes, even that tough-minded old Swede, who’d go up to the devil himself and ask him for a light.