Word Nerd 1.6 – Taut

Source: Two Summers, Aimee Friedman-page 68

Context: The shades in my room are drawn tight. My head aches and my cheeks have that Taut, stiff quality they get after I’ve been crying for a while.

In their words:  adjective, taut·er, taut·est.

tightly drawn; tense; not slack.
emotionally or mentally strained or tense:taut nerves.
in good order or condition; tidy; neat.
In my words: When you’re face feels tight or stretched
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