Definitions for English: Maniac Magee

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Definitions for English: Maniac Magee
SECTION I (Chapters 1-11)
* Legacy:

* Trolley: A small truck or car operating on a track.

* Trestle: (n.) A horizontal beam or bar held up by two pairs of legs and is used as a support.

* Musicale: (n.) A program of music performed at a party or a social gathering.

* Theory: (n.) A set of statements or principles to explain a group of facts, especially one that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted and can be used to make predictions.

* Obvious: (adj.) Easily perceived or understood, apparent.

* Infamous: (adj.) Having an exceedingly bad reputation; notorious.

* Suffice: (v.) To meet present needs or requirements; be sufficient.

* Emanations: (n.) The act or an instance of emanating.

* Mirage: (n.) An optical phenomenon that creates the illusion of something that does not exist. (mirage of water)

* Hallucination: (n.) Perception of a visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or gustatory experience without an external stimulus and with a compelling sense or their reality.

* Samaritan: (n.) A native inhabitant of Samaria.

* Phantom: (n.) Something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality; a ghost or an apparition. (Something elusive or delusive)

* Stupefied: (

* Pandemonium: (n.) A very noisy place; wild uproar or noise.

* Lumbered: ( To cut down trees and prepare as marketable lumber.

* Finicky: (adj.) Insisting on getting what one wants – difficulty to please (EX: finicky eater)

SECTION II (Chapters 12-21)

* Hemisphere: (n.) A half of a sphere bounded by a great circle.

* Storm: (n.) An atmospheric disturbance manifested in strong winds accompanied by rain, snow, or other precipitation and often by thunder and lightning.

* Allergy: (n.) An abnormally high sensitivity to certain substances, such as pollens, foods, or microorganisms. Common indication of allergy may include sneezing, itching, and skin rashes.

* Shinnied

* Vowed: (v.) To promise solemnly; pledge.

* Unbeknownst: (

* Propel: (tr.v) To cause to move forward or onward.

* Hydrant: (n.) An upright pipe with a nozzle or spout for drawing water from a water main.

* Ranting: ( To utter or express with violence or extravagance.

* Gawked: (intr.v) To stare or gape stupidly.

* Eons: (n.) An indefinitely long period of time.

* Contortion: (n.) A twisting; a writhing; wry motion; a twist.

* Daintily: (adv.) In a dainty of manner; fastidiously; deliciously; pretty.

* Antsy: (adj.) Restless or fidgety; impatient.

* Maze: (n.) An intricate, usually confusing network or interconnecting pathways.

* Coiled: ( To wind in concentric rings or spirals; to wind into a shape that resembles a coil.

SECTION III (Chapters 22-32)

* Lean-to: (adj.)

* Spree: (n.) A carefree, lively outing.

* Claptrap: (n.) Pretentious, insincere or empty language.

* Puzzlement: (n.) The state of being confused or baffled; perplexity.

* Notion: (n.) A belief or opinion – A mental image or representation; an idea or conception.

* Rookie: (n.) An untrained or inexperienced person (Sports: A 1st year player).

* Immortality: (n.) The quality or condition of being immortal; Endless life or existence.

* Flaunting: ( To exhibit ostentatiously or shamelessly.

* Geezer: (n.) (Slang) An old person.

* Grouse: (n.) Any of various plump, chicken-like game birds of the family Tetraonidae.

* Dispersing: ( To drive off or scatter in different directions.

* Languished: (intr.v.) To become week or feeble; lose strength.

* Pungent: (adj.) Affecting the organs of taste or smell with a sharp acrid sensation.

* Reluctant: (adj.) Unwilling; disinclined (EX: reluctant to help).

* Enchantment:

* Stoic: (n.) One who is seemingly...
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