flow over or cover completely
And I couldn’t stop the gloom that
engulfed me as I realized I didn’t know how long I would have to wait before I saw him again.
a facial expression of contempt or scorn
I was right behind her, just a foot from her slick, silver blond hair, and she was evidently unaware of that.
"... don’t know why Bella” — she
sneered my name — “doesn’t just sit with the Cullens from now on,”
be located at the sides of something or somebody
Jess was there,
flanked by Angela and Lauren.
look angry or sullen as if to signal disapproval
I could see Jessica
glowering at us now.
make peace with
Mike could have been more graceful about it, but at least Jess seemed
resembling the new moon in shape
I’d been to the beaches around La Push many times during my Forks summers with Charlie, so the mile-long
crescent of First Beach was familiar to me.
spread by scattering
The tide line was
strewn with huge driftwood trees, bleached bone white in the salt waves, some piled together against the edge of the forest fringe, some lying solitary, just out of reach of the waves.
a grouping of a number of similar things
I was sitting on one of the bone-colored benches; the other girls
clustered, gossiping excitedly, on either side of me.
state of uncertainty in a choice between unfavorable options
It was a
clouded as with sediment
The green light of the forest was strangely at odds with the adolescent laughter, too
murky and ominous to be in harmony with the light banter around me.
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
The green light of the forest was strangely at odds with the adolescent laughter, too murky and
ominous to be in harmony with the light banter around me.
converse in a playful or teasing way
The green light of the forest was strangely at odds with the adolescent laughter, too murky and ominous to be in harmony with the light
banter around me.
abundantly filled with especially living things
Along its pebbled banks, shallow pools that never com¬pletely drained were
teeming with life.
in a manner affording no ease or reassurance
The others were fearless, leaping over the rocks, perching
precariously on the edges.
move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
The bouquets of brilliant anemones
undulated ceaselessly in the invisible current, twisted shells scurried about the edges, obscuring the crabs within them, starfish stuck motionless to the rocks and each other, while one small black eel with white racing stripes wove through the bright green weeds, waiting for the sea to return.
move about or proceed hurriedly
The bouquets of brilliant anemones undulated ceaselessly in the invisible current, twisted shells
scurried about the edges, obscuring the crabs within them, starfish stuck motionless to the rocks and each other, while one small black eel with white racing stripes wove through the bright green weeds, waiting for the sea to return.
make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
The bouquets of brilliant anemones undulated ceaselessly in the invisible current, twisted shells scurried about the edges,
obscuring the crabs within them, starfish stuck motionless to the rocks and each other, while one small black eel with white racing stripes wove through the bright green weeds, waiting for the sea to return.
walk leisurely and with no apparent aim
A few minutes after Angela left with the hikers, Jacob
sauntered over to take her place by my side.
marked by casual disrespect
Lauren asked — in what I imagined was an
insolent tone — from across the fire.
highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
I tried to make my smile
alluring, wondering if I was laying it on too thick.
have strong suppressed feelings
“I love them,” I enthused, making an effort to
smolder at him.
reduced in strength
Jacob strolled to a nearby driftwood tree that had its roots sticking out like the
attenuated legs of a huge, pale spider.
a state of peace agreed to between opponents
So my great-grandfather made a
truce with them.
generally incompetent and ineffectual
He smiled, elated by my
revise or renew one's appraisal
“Well,” Mike paused, carefully
reassessing the situation as he watched our camaraderie.
the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
I also really enjoy seeing the
camaraderie between foreign players.
a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
I turned onto my side and ripped the rubber band out, quickly combing through the
plaits with my fingers.
Throughout the vast shadowy world of ghosts and demons there is no figure so terrible, no figure so dreaded and
abhorred, yet bright with such fearful fascination, as the vampire, who is himself neither ghost nor demon, but yet who partakes the dark natures and possesses the mysterious and terrible qualities of both.
a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law
Nothing is lacking: official reports, affidavits of well-known people, of surgeons, of priests, of
magistrates; the judicial proof is most complete.
the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
Speed, strength, beauty, pale skin, eyes that shift color; and then Jacob’s
criteria: blood drinkers, enemies of the werewolf, cold-skinned, and immortal.
wet through and through; thoroughly wet
I decided that most of the blame belonged on the doorstep of the town of Forks — and the entire
sodden Olympic Peninsula, for that matter.
flow back or recede
As that started to
ebb, I slowed.
marred the Greek Cup final in Athens on Sunday.
marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction
I didn’t add that I was finished with it — no need to sound
mix up or confuse
I looked around,
muddled, with the sudden feeling that I wasn’t alone.
imparting strength and vitality
It had been a while since I’d had a girls’ night out, and the estrogen rush was
an article worn to complement one's main clothing
We headed over to shoes and
an aimless amble on a winding course
meandered through the streets, which were filling up with end-of-the-workday traffic, and hoped I was headed toward downtown.
grave or even gloomy in character
I found myself on a sidewalk leading past the backs of several
somber-colored warehouses, each with large bay doors for unloading trucks, padlocked for the night.
noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
I listened intently to their quiet footsteps, which were much too quiet when compared to the
boisterous noise they’d been making earlier, and it didn’t sound like they were speeding up, or getting any closer to me.
affectedly shy especially in a playful or provocative way
coy smile was still in place, but he wasn’t looking at her, and she left dissatisfied.
stare or look at, especially with amorous intentions
He handed me the jacket, interrupting my
a very light white
That displeased him; his
alabaster brow furrowed.
not clear to the understanding
He looked at me, his eyes
turn sharply; change direction abruptly
The forest along both sides of the road was like a black wall — as hard as a wall of steel if we
veered off the road at this speed.
affect as in thought or feeling
“Tell me why you hunt animals instead of people,” I suggested, my voice still
tinged with desperation.
fill to satisfaction
It doesn’t completely
satiate the hunger — or rather thirst.
struck with fear, dread, or consternation
intended to attract notice and impress others
“Like I said, it’s
not genuine or real
I kept my eyes down on the table, my eyes tracing the pattern of the
faux wood grains printed on the laminate.