Reading Vocabulary

Grandpa Smoke Jumper

Vocabulary

abruptly - all of a sudden

adorned - covered; decorated

barrage - many things coming all at once

briefed - gave details to; informed

diminishing - getting smaller

donned - put on

emphatically - strongly; with great belief

extinguishing - putting out

flabbergasted - utterly astonished; so surprised that you cannot speak

grueling - very difficult

igniting - setting fire to

instinctively - without thinking; automatically

maneuvered - moved around; guided the motion of

plummeting - falling quickly

preoccupied - thinking about other things

pursed - wrinkled up; squeezed

relayed - passed along

resilience - toughness; ability to recover