Sycamore: any of several North American plane trees, especially Platanus occidentalis, having shallowly lobed ovate leaves, globular seed heads, and wood valued as timber. Yammered: to whine or complain. Delightedly: highly pleased. Chapter 2
Neckties: a band of decorative fabric worn around the neck, under the collar, and tied in front to hang downthe front of a shirt or to form a small bow. Liniment: a liquid or semiliquid preparation for rubbing on or applying to the skin, as for sprains or bruises, usually soothing or counter irritating. Barley: a widely distributed cereal plant belonging to the genus Hordeum, of the grass family, having awnedflowers that grow in tightly bunched spikes, with three small additional spikes at each node. Chapter 3
Derision: ridicule; mockery Squirmed: to feel or display discomfort or distress, as from reproof, embarrassment, pain, etc. Deliberate: carefully weighed or considered; studied; intentional Chapter 4
Flung: to throw, cast, or hurl with force or violence Rattled: to give out or cause a rapid succession of short, sharp sounds, as in consequence of agitation andrepeated concussions Fascinated: to attract and hold attentively by a unique power, personal charm, unusual nature, or some other special quality; enthrall Chapter 5
Pulley: a wheel, with a grooved rim for carrying a line, that turns in a frame or block and serves to changethe direction of or to transmit force, as when one end of the line is pulled to raise a weight at theother end: one of the simple machines. Frown:...