Word 1: Vital
Page 19. ‘I don’t like it either, but it’s a vital and important part of the plan,’
Meaning: absolutely necessary; essential.
Word 2: Brute
Page 20. ‘I try to get between Zelda, who’s cowering and whimpering, and the vicious killer brute,’
Meaning: a savagely violent man or animal.
Word 3: rears.
Page 24. ‘The horse rears up,’
Word 4: zloty
Page 29. ‘They’re worth more than four hundred zloty and two bottles of vodka.
Meaning: the basic monetary unit of Poland, equal to 100 groszy. 400 zloty is worth 150.63 Australian Dollar
Word 5: pleadingly
Page 31. ‘I look at the woman pleadingly,’
Meaning: the act of a person who pleads.