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Glossary of James and the Giant Peach sec 1

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luminous
shining by its own light
grim
without mercy; stern; harsh
beckon
signal by motion of the head or hand
glint
a gleam; flash
ramshackle
loose and shaky
froth
mass of small bubbles formed in liquid; foam
spellbound
too interested to move; fascinated
musty
having a smell or taste suggesting mold
wistful
longing; yearning
glaring
very bright
despair
loss of hope
mildew
kind of fungus with a whitish coating that forms during damp weather
mammoth
huge; big; immense
ghastly
causing terror; horrible; shocking
seethe
be excited; be disturbed
giddy
dizzy; having a whirling feeling in one's head
pulpy
soft, wet mass
desolate
not producing anything; not lived in
radiant
shining bright; beaming
overwhelmed
overcome completely; crush

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