1) Rancor (p. 196) n. Bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will
2) Illicit (p. 211) adj. Not sanctioned by custom or law; unlawful
“I remember some of it,” Sophie said. “But not a face. I remember things like somebody’s hair, and a smell, and a watch ticking. I remember a watch next to my ear.” She began to cry again (p. 185).
This quote is very significant to the book because Sophie finally started to open up to her mother and tell her what she could remember. Even though it wasn’t much, it gave them both hope.