The following words are from Make It Stay by Joan Frank
Those rencontres occurred well after Mike was installed in the spaceship with Tilda; Addie then a blond elf.
: a casual meeting
One showed Mike from the rear, nude, kneeling on a bed at the feet of the prone nude body of what appeared to be a middle-aged woman with dark dyed hair, whose features wore, (as best as you could tell) an insensate expression.
: without human feeling or sensitivity; cold; cruel; brutal.
: without sense, understanding, or judgment; foolish.
The following words come from The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones
Their departure had drawn the lurcher Forthright from his doze beneath the yews and he loped after them, barking wolfishly.
: a crossbred hunting dog, usually a greyhound cross with a collie, especially one trained to hunt silently
They had reached a landing and went through the baize door onto a corridor, travelled the length of the house and at last reached Smudge’s room, the only bedroom to abut the Old House, whose gloomy depths were directly through the wall against which her little iron bed stood.
: a soft, usually green, woolen or cotton fabric resembling felt, used chiefly for the tops of billiard tables
Clovis was nothing if not mercurial
: changeable; volatile; fickle; flighty; erratic
: animated; lively; sprightly; quick-witted.