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flourescence
very bright light or color
abrubt
sudden; unexpected
theatrics
dramatics
chandelier
lighting fixture hung from the ceiling with branches for candles or bulbs
Oriental
of the Orient and its people
kaleidoscope
a small tube containing bits of colored glass reflected into shapes as the tube turns
peer
to look closely
frantic
wild with anger, pain, or worry
casserole
a dish in which food can be baked and served
circumstances
conditions
muted
a softened sound
auction
public sale of items to the highest bidder
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler
Section 5 Vocabulary
saunter
a leisurely walk
sonnet
a poem of 14 lines
urgency
calling for immediate action
trance
a daze; a stupro
coincidence
accidental occurence of events or ideas at the same time
pauper
an extremely poor person
ascend
to go up
emit
to send out; to give forth
stammer
to speak with involuntary pauses and rapid repetitions
astound
to astonish greatly
categories
classes or divisions in a scheme of classifications
analyze
examine in detail