Word Nerd 2.9

Source: “The Red Pyramid” by Rick Riordan page

Context: ” There was a queue of twenty people outside.”

In Their Words: “A line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed.”

In my words: Waiting in a line.

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Word Nerd 2.8

Source: “The Red Pyramid” by Rick Riordan page

Context: ” They sounded so good, I was tempted to stop. Strumming acoustic guitars and singing.”

In Their Words: “relating to sound or the sense of hearing. ”

In my words: Something that has to do with sound.

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Word Nerd 2.7

Source: “The Red Pyramid” by Rick Riordan page

Context: “Then I spotted a sign and grinned broadly.”

In Their Words: ” In general and with the exception of minor details.”

In my words: Doing something but forgetting minor details.

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Word Nerd 2.5

Source: “The Red Pyramid” by Rick Riordan page 1

Context: “Usually he exudes so much confidence that he dominates any room he walks into”

In Their Words: “discharge (moisture or a smell) slowly and steadily.”

In my words: The discharge of a feeling or smell.

word nerd 2.4

Source: “The Red Pyramid” by Rick Riordan page 1

Context: “Sure it’ll be tempting

In Their Words: “appealing to or attracting someone, even if wrong or inadvisable. ”

In my words: Something are attracted to even if it is wrong.

Word Nerd 2.3

Source:  the book is “Range’s apprentice The early years The battle of Hackham Heath” by John Flanagan, page number 250

Context: “Although they had been engaged for only a short period, the strain of combat quickly depletes a man’s physical reserves.”

In Their Words: “diminish in number or quantity.”

In my words: To have a very small amoutn of something after a period of time.

Word Nerd 2.2

Source:  the book is “Range’s apprentice The early years The battle of Hackham Heath” by John Flanagan, page number 250

Context: “They shambled without purpose through the uneven tent lines and the watchers on the hill could hear their tragic keening as they mourned their dead.”

In Their Words: “(of a person) move with a slow, shuffling, awkward gait.”

In my words: Moving in a awkward way

Word Nerds 2.1

Source:  the book is “Range’s apprentice The early years The battle of Hackham Heath” by John Flanagan, page number 250

Context: He was loath to delay their departure, but he had let his men rest in sections, allowing them to snatch several hours’ sleep.

In Their Words: “reluctant; unwilling.”

In my words: Doesn’t want to do it.

WORD NERDS 2.1

Source: “The Battle of Hackham Heath” by John Flanagan pg.166

Context: “Without the encumbrance of the Queen’s carriage and the need to stop continually to allow her to rest, Crowley made much better time on his return journey to Woldon Abbey.”

In their words: a burden or impediment.

In my words: someone who is a burden to someone