I already know what "glare at" means (look angrily at someone) but I don't understand the use of "down" in this context:

"I peeked up at him one more time, and regretted it. He was glaring down at me again, his black eyes full of revulsion."


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    Down and up indicate the relative positions of the two characters: the narrator's eye level is below that of that of 'he'. – StoneyB on hiatus Aug 26 '17 at 11:06

As StoneyB said, the preposition “down” means that “he” was glaring downwards at the narrator, who must be at a lower level than “he”.

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