Wonderful Words

The Haunted House By: Jane Yolen & Martin Greenberg

By: Megh Patel

Wriggled

Page #4

Definition- twist and turn with quick writhing movements.

Sentence- "When I tried to pick her up she wriggled free."

Whuffly

Page #10

Definition- To make a low snuffling or blowing sound.

Sentence- "I hear a faint whuffly noise, like a puppy running along the floor

Hunkered

Page #14

Definition- squat or crouch down low.

Sentence- "Now the Connors family was all moved in, and Kelly, hunkered under the game table..."

Clasped

Page #15

Definition- grasp (something) tightly with one's hand.

Sentence- "Kelly clasped a hand to her mouth to stop the scream."

Pensively

Page #20

Definition- engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.

Sentence- "Your father seems nice, she said pensively."

Despiration

Page #35

Definition- a state of despair, typically one that results in rash or extreme behavior.

Sentence- "In a fit of desperation, I dumped an entire can of baking powder into my dough."

Rummaged

Page #36

Definition- search unsystematically and untidily through a mass or receptacle.

Sentence- "Scooting out of the kitchen, I scurried up the stairs and rummaged through my room..."

Astonishing

Page #37

Definition- extremely surprising or impressive; amazing.

Sentence- "It was astonishing, the most incredible biscuit I ever tasted."

trotted

Page #47

Definition- to go at a gait between a walk and a run

Sentence- "The dog trotted into the dining room."

Whooped

Page #78

Definition- a loud cry of joy or excitement.

Sentence- "He clapped his hands and whooped."