Vocabulary from The Giver
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harsh; grating: a rasping voice
1. readily or easily seen, heard, perceived, etc; obvious; evident: a palpable lie.
2. capable of being touched or felt; tangible
1. to crumple or crush into wrinkles
2. to ruffle; tousle 3. noun-a wrinkle or irregular fold; crease.
1. distracted; deeply agitated 2. mentally deranged; crazed.
1. sufficient to satisfy a requirement or meet a need.
2. barely satisfactory or sufficient
a violation of a law, command, or duty
filled with or expressing awe or wonder
1. to signal or summon, as by nodding or waving.
2. to attract because of an inviting or enticing appearance.
to punish; to criticize severely;rebuke
to displace from a settled condition; disrupt
2. to make uneasy; disturb
irritable, peevish, cranky, fretful, touchy, cantankerous.
deep and painful regret for wrongdoing; compunction.
lacking distinctive qualities
deeply earnest, serious, and sober
to make gloomy or troubled; to obscure or blur; to cloud the issues
unaffected by disturbance; calm; peaceful, tranquil
lenient, compliant, easygoing, tolerant, permissive, not strict.
postponement or cancellation of a punishment.
to give up or abandon; to let go; release; surrender
to exceed the limits of; violate.
an inherent ability, as for learning; a talent.
by a small amount at a time; in stages.
a gradual increase.
connection by blood, marriage, or adoption; family relationship.
very careful and diligent
habitual laziness; sloth.
adherence to moral and ethical principles; honesty.
compassionate treatment; clemency.
immunity from an obligation or duty
to deprive of fortitude, strength, or firmness of purpose;
to make nervous or upset.
a law, order, or decree that forbids something.
in a hurried fashion
to make strong, hard, or obdurate; strengthen.
to stagger, lurch, or sway; to feel dizzy.
a turbulent, swift-flowing stream.; a deluge.
not fully worked out; uncertain; hesitant.
no longer in use.
a means of transporting, esp. a vehicle, bus, airplane, or automobile.
difficult to carry or manage because of size, shape, or weight
a mild, kind, yet earnest warning
winding, having many curves
torment; mental pain or physical pain
having no particular interest or concern.
to give up or renounce.
to make milder or less severe.
a sudden, uncontrollable contraction of a muscle.
a sudden burst of energy, activity, or emotion.
extremely painful; causing intense suffering.
increased in size, volume; swollen
to beg for urgently
to irritate or provoke to a high degree; annoy extremely.
having control over one's feelings , behavior; poised.
emitting light; full of light.
inspiring pity or compassion.
causing sorrow or regret.
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