a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork
It spread right across the face almost ear to ear, and it had lips that were like two gigantic purple
frankfurters lying one on top of the other.
shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
It was not in the least difficult to believe that this
ghastly brute ate men, women and children every night.
offensive to the mind or senses
He was thinking that if only he could get the Bloodbottler to take one bite of the
repulsive vegetable, the sheer foulness of its flavour would send him bellowing out of the cave.
belief about the future
The BFG could see the greedy Bloodbottler’s mouth beginning to water more than ever at the
prospect of extra food.
Sophie saw his yellow teeth clamping together, a few inches from her head. Then there was
formal or stately in bearing or appearance
‘I is not wishing to know anything,’ the BFG said, very
having or displaying warmth or affection
The BFG picked her up and held her
tenderly in the palm of his hand.
in an energetic manner
The BFG shook the bottle
a state of elated bliss
For a few moments, the Big Friendly Giant stood quite still, and a look of absolute
ecstasy began to spread over his long wrinkly face.
ring or echo with sound
reverberated around the walls of the cave like thunder and the glass jars rattled on their shelves.
in such a manner as could not be otherwise
Sophie could feel the bubbles travelling lower and lower down her tummy, and then suddenly,
inevitably...the explosion came.
lie in wait or behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
As soon as he was outside, the BFG set off across the great hot yellow wasteland where the blue rocks lay and the dead trees stood and where all the other giants were
loped over casually to a point where the BFG would have to pass.
marked by blithe unconcern
He just loped over
casually to a point where the BFG would have to pass.
something that is a source of danger
There was an air of
menace about them as they loped slowly across the plain with long lolloping strides, heading for the BFG.
move or walk clumsily and with a bounce
There was an air of menace about them as they loped slowly across the plain with long
lolloping strides, heading for the BFG.
compete for something
The giants were playing ball with the BFG,
vying with each other to see who could throw him the highest.
overcome as with astonishment or disbelief
They dumped the poor BFG on the ground. He was
dazed and shattered.
move with or as if with a rushing sound
hurtling forward with phenomenal leaps.
a strong wind moving 45-90 knots
The landscape became blurred and again Sophie had to duck down out of the whistling
gale to save her head from being blown off her shoulders.
cut into small pieces
‘Oh no!' he cried. ‘Oh
mince my maggots! Oh swipe my swoggles!’
extreme mental distress
‘It’s a trogglehumper!’ he shouted. His voice was filled with fury and
greatly annoyed; out of patience
‘It is a trogglehumper!’ cried the
move or stir about violently
It was moving violently,
thrashing against the sides of the jar and forever changing shape.
sit or lie with one's limbs spread out
When, at last, they emerged out of the mist and came again on to the hot yellow wasteland, all the other giants were
sprawled out on the ground, fast asleep.