Kite Runner Vocab Words
Ms. Frydmen's Class
Terms in this set (42)
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
"the Wazir Akbar Khan district, a new and affluent neighborhood in Kabul"
to provide a room with an arched roof
present at birth but not necessarily hereditary
behaving according to standards of what is right or just
elements that make up or cause something to be difficult or complex.
the quality of being something that holds you back
"I was pathetic, a blundering liability to my own team"
marked by intense force or emotion
"Their father argued, but not too vehemently, and in the end everyone agreed the punishment had been harsh but fair"
the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
without knowledge or intention
a feeling of alarm or dread
"neither one of us said anything as we walked home in trepidation, certain that Aseff and his friends would ambush us every time we turned a corner"
a large entrance or reception room or area
participating in a fight or argument of little importance
the time when something ends
Move in a slow, heavy, awkward way
a marketplace selling different kinds of goods
make a monotonous low dull sound
Something that conceals, protects, or screens: under a shroud of fog
a stupid, vulgar, or insensitive person
To spread or diffuse through
aromatic seeds used as seasoning
waterproof canvas covering "There were others, in all about a dozen, including Baba and me, sitting with our suitcases between our legs, cramped with these strangers in the tarpaulin-covered cab of an old Russian truck" (110).
what Baba is diagnosed with
remedy that alleviates pain without curing, Baba's medicine would only prolong outcome of his sickness, not change it. However, he refused it.
when speaking of cancer cells, a term that means the cancer cells have migrated from one part of the body to another
to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely
elegant and fashionable
following immediately and as a result of what went before
uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
"He let out a chuff of laughter", to make loud puffing or breathing noises
too forward or bold; overstepping proper bounds
The state of being disregarded or forgotten
a coarse, inexpensive, woven fabric; often used for making grain sacks
to carry by hand
having a large belly
unable to be changed or reversed
a state of confusion or agitation; tumult
a moment of sudden revelation or insight
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