These words are from the short stories “The Landlady” and “A Lamb to the Slaughter” Click here to practice the words on Quizlet.com!
Vital______________Necessary to Life
Compounded______Made up of two parts
Frail______________Easily broken or destroyed; fragile
Blemish A defect or flaw; something ruins the appearance
Corridor A hallway or passage connecting parts of a building
Emanate To flow out of; to come into the open
Linger To stay longer than usually, usually to put off leaving
Tantalizing Something that interests you or gives you a strong desire
Hearth The floor of a fireplace, usually stone or brick
Compulsion A strong urge to do something, usually a behavior that is unusual.
Peculiar Strange or odd
Dithering Trembling; a state of worried excitement or fear.
Punctually Not late; on time
Congenial Agreeable or pleasant to be around
Extraordinary Out of the ordinary, beyond what is usually expected