25 terms

THE GIVER Vocabulary (Chapters 11-?)

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abrupt
adj. sudden and unexpected
obstruction
n. a thing that prevents passage/progress; blockage
tentatively
adv. not definitely; hesitantly, without confidence
obsolete
adj. no longer produced or used; out of date
unwieldy
adj. difficult to carry or move because of its size, shape
dumbfounded
v. greatly astonished or amazed
hue
n. a color or shade
absurdity
n. the state of being ridiculous or wildly unreasonable
sparse
adj. thinly dispersed or scattered
sinuous
adj. having many curves and turns
array
n. an impressive display or range of a particular type of thing
assimilated
v. take in (information, culture) and understand fully
invigorating
adj. making one feel strong, healthy, and full of energy
expanse
n. an area of land/sea with a wide continuous surface
assuage
v. make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense
placid
adj. not easily upset or excited; calm and peaceful
contorted
v. twist or bend out of its normal shape
immobilized
v. prevent from moving or operating as normal
faltered
v. speak in a hesitant or unsteady voice
permeated
v. spread throughout (something)
exasperation
n. a feeling of intense irritation or annoyance
strewn
v. scatter or spread (things) untidily over a surface or area
glum
adj. looking or feeling dejected; gloomy
lighthearted
adj. amusing and entertaining; not overly serious
imploringly
adv. beg someone desperately to do something
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