Слайд 2: Be on the wane (p. 153) - becoming weaker or less extensive
For some months the fashion had been on the wane, but that October a few of the old guard were out on the streets;
Слайд 3: To Skitter (p. 155) - move lightly and quickly or hurriedly
As we skittered down the stairs, Julianne began to cough.
Слайд 4: Consumption (p. 156) - the action of using up a resource
‘Consumption, I think.’
Слайд 5: Laxity (p. 159) - lack of strictness or care
The reply was very long and very bitter, denouncing my ingratitude, my improvidence, the laxity of my morals.
Слайд 6: Verbiage (p. 160) - excessively lengthy or technical speech or writing
The burden of the letter was this, when the verbiage was stripped away.
Слайд 7: Cut someone Adrift (p. 162) - To abandon or set free
I was cut adrift.
Слайд 8: Sinewy (p. 166) - (of a person or animal) lean and muscular
I remembered moustaches, mainly chests, sinewy torsos;
Слайд 9: Contemplation (p. 169) - the action of looking thoughtfully at something for a long time
I ought reasonably to have them in contemplation as being so affected when I am directing my mind to the acts or omissions which are called in question.
Слайд 10: Pliable (p. 171) - easily bent; flexible
My fingers still remember the slimy, pliable plastic.
Слайд 11: Whippet (p. 174) - a dog of a small, slender breed
I looked like a whippet which had been kitted out in the skin of a well-fed golden retriever.