'' The piercing beam of a flashlight caught him squarely in the eyes, and he turned away. ''
contemplated [imp. & p. p] - To have in mind as an intention or a possibility
'' It was exactly the sort of idiotic stunt that Dana Matherson would try, Roy thought as he contemplated his apology letter.
genuine - [adjective] not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed.
'' What, don't you believe me?'' Beatrice's indignation sounded genuine.
huff [n] - a state of irritation or annoyance.
'' Beatrice huffed. ''Why are you carryin; around an extra pair of sneakers? That's really weird, cowgirl.''
puddle [n] - a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry.
'' When he looked out the bedroom window, all he saw were puddles. ''