Little Women Chapters 1-4 Vocabulary

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contentedly
Happily, satisfied
altered
changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose
chrysanthemums
a popular plant of the daisy family, having brightly colored ornamental flowers and existing in many cultivated varieties
timid
showing fear and lack of confidence
hearth
an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
chaplain
A person chosen to conduct religious exercises for the military, the chapel of an institution or a fraternal organization.
celestial
of heaven or the spirit
renouncing
rejecting
procession
the act of moving forward toward a goal
gruel
thin liquid porridge
escort
the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
tumultuous
marked by disturbance and uproar; raising a great clatter and commotion
garret
room just under the roof of a house; attic
jovial
jolly; merry; good-humored
dwindled
became steadily smaller or less; shrank
forlornly
looking pitiful, desperate or hopeless
fretting
to feel or express worry
implored
asked or begged forcefully
discontented
unhappy about something (adjective)
irascible
easily angered
affliction
a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health
aristocratic
of an upper class; distinguished; noble birth.
dismal
depressing in character or appearance
recitation
a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
heroically
Something or someone that is doing something brave or awesome.