hatchet • A small ax with a short handle, for use with one hand • The man used his hatchet to chop down the branches.
ignite • To set on fire • I used a match to ignite the fire.
painstaking • Very careful; particular; diligent • It is painstaking work to put thread through a needle.
quill • A stiff, sharp hair or spine like pointed end of a feather • The porcupine’s back was covered in quills.
registered • To have had some effect; to have made an impression • The message from the inspirational speaker registered in the minds of the students.
smoldered • Burned and smoked without flame • The fire pit smoldered long after the campfire went out.
stiffened • To have been made or became rigid; fixed • After a long workout, I work up the next day with a stiffened body.
exasperation • Extreme annoyance; irritation; anger • In exasperation he took off his own hat and flung it to the ground.
imbedded • Enclosed in a surrounding mass; fastened or fixed firmly • The carpenter imbedded the nail into the bookshelf.
flammable • Easily set on fire • Flammable substances are not allowed on airplanes.