Mayer vocabulary timeline

By ariim
  • prowess

    prowess
    Eragon "They were on of the reasons that the Riders became valued ro their battle prowess and ability to keep peace..." (Paolini 52 )
  • Perturbed

    Perturbed
    anxious or unsettled; upset.
  • Beckoned

    Beckoned
    Eragon Paolini page 122 to signal (someone) with your arm or hand in order to tell that person to come closer or follow. "Brom smiled and beckoned with one hand.
  • Undisputed

    Undisputed
    Eragon Paolini "Whoever controls these Riders will become the undisputed Master of Alagaesia not disputed or called into question; accepted.
  • Sparse

    Sparse
    Thinly dispersed or scattered. Eragon Paolini page 263. "After a sparse dinner, Eragon asked bluntly, "How did they find us?"
  • Rouse

    Rouse
    Eragon Paolini page 264. To bring out of sleep or awaken, cause to feel angry or excited. "A dull throbbing roused Eragon."
  • Wince

    Wince
    Eragon Paolini page 264. give a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body out of or in anticipation of pain or distress. He cracked his eyes open and winced; tears rushed from his eyes as he looked directly into a bright lantern."
  • Barrage

    Barrage
    Paolini Eragon "Confusion scattered the ranks as they tried to dodge the deadly barrage." a concentrated artillery bombardment over a wide area.
  • Haggard

    Haggard
    Eragon Paolini "Fatigued and haggard, but triumphant with smiles, they sat around a fire congratulating each other. looking exhausted and unwell, especially from fatigue, worry, or suffering.
  • Tersely

     Tersely
    Eragon Paolini I've trapped them, she told Eragon tersely, but hurry-I cannot hold them long. A brief statement that is straight to the point.
  • Disern

    Disern
    Eragon - Paolini "He strained his eyes, trying to discern the source, but it was still to far away to make out any details." perceive or recognize (something).
  • Reprieve

    Reprieve
    Eragon Paolini "Eragon was hot and thirsty, but refrained from asking for a reprieve" a cancellation or postponement of a punishment.
  • Crag

    Crag
    Lord of the flies - pages 26 - 27 William golding "Ralph shaded hid eyes and followed the jagged outline of the crags up toward the mountain. a steep rugged cliff or rock face
  • Askew

    Askew
    Lord of the flies - pages 26 - 27 William Golding
    "Some unknown force had wrenched and shattered these cubes so that they lay askew"
    not in a straight or level position.
  • Surmounted

    Surmounted
    lord of the flies william golding pages 26 - 27
    The most usual feature of the rock was a pink surmounted by a skewed block.
    overcome (a difficulty or obstacle). or stand or be placed on top of.
  • Vicissitudes

    Vicissitudes
    Lord of the flies Golding page 49 32 - 51
    "Jack stood there, streaming with sweat, streaked with brown earth, stained by all the vicissitudes of a day's hunting. a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant. alternation between opposite or contrasting things.
  • Pallor

    Pallor
    lord of the flies Golding 49
    ...and this time his breath came short, there was even a passing pallor in his face, and then the surge of blood again." an unhealthy pale appearance.
  • Gouts

    Gouts
    lord of the flies Golding 61 - 73 "The twins stood with the pig in between them' dropping black gouts on a rock. a drop or spot, especially of blood, smoke, or flame.
  • Festoon

    Festoon
    Lord of The Flies Golding 76 - 98 "Here the breeze was fitful and allowed the strings of the parachute to tangle and festoon..." a chain or garland of flowers, leaves, or ribbons, hung in a curve as a decoration.
  • Oblong

    Oblong
    Lord of the Flies Golding 136 - 165 "An oblong of blackness relieved with brilliant spangles hung before them and there was the hollow sound of surf on the reef." an object or flat figure in an elongated rectangle or oval shape.
  • Converge

    Converge
    Eldest Paolini page 1-5 Lord of the flies page 177-202 "The urgals converged on them, blocking Eragon's view as he stared with rising horror and fear. tend to meet at a point. approximate in the sum of its terms toward a definite limit.
  • Immutable

    Immutable
    Eldest Paolini "Here the dwarves had reworked the seemingly immutable Beors into a series of terraces. unchanging over time or unable to be changed.
  • Venison

    Venison
    Eldest Paolini 102-111 "Before them were soups and stews filled with various tubers, roasted venison, long hot loaves of sourdough bread and rows of honeycakes dripped with raspberry preserve. meat from a dear
  • Attenuated 142

    Attenuated 142
    Eldest Paolini 115-143 At first Eragon took them as falcons, but as they neared, he realized that the animals were almost twenty feet long, with attenuated leathery wings. reduce the force, effect, or value of.
  • copse

    copse
    Eragon Paolini 154-162 And run she did, outstripping Snowfire and the donkeys, only to sit waiting for them at the next hill or copse. a small group of trees.
  • Muslin

    Muslin
    Eldest Paolini 169-183 Katrina shuddered, her entire body rigid, her white hands clenched around her muslin sash. lightweight cotton cloth in a plain weave.
  • Cacophonous

    Cacophonous
    Eldest Paolini 169-183 Roran watched the cacophonous parade vanish around a corner, then placed the last of the bread in his mouth and returned to the kitchen, which was filled with the rest of the household. involving or producing a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds.
  • Sternum

    Sternum
    Eldest Paolini 188-231 the breastbone.
  • Boon

    Boon
    Eldest Paolini 235-269 "If it is not too presumptuous, I would ask a boon on behalf of my king and my king..." a favor or request.