Giver Final Vocab

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Release
(v) to free (someone) from a duty, responsibility, etc.
(n) the act of freeing someone from a duty, responsibility, etc.
Intrigue
(n) the activity of making secret plans
(v) to make (someone) want to know more about something
to cause (someone) to become interested
Ironic
(adj) strange or funny because something (such as a situation) is different from what you expected
using words that mean the opposite of what you really think especially in order to be funny
Overwhelm
(v) to affect (someone) very strongly
to cause (someone) to have too many things to deal with
to cause (someone) to have too many things to deal with
to defeat (someone or something) completely
to cover over (something) completely with water
Jeer
(v) to shout insulting words at someone
to laugh at or criticize someone in a loud and angry way
Palpable
(adj) obvious and noticeable
Defy
(v) to refuse to obey (something or someone)
to make (something) very difficult or impossible
to resist or fight (something)
to go against (something)
to tell (someone) to do something that you think cannot be done
Transgression
(v) to do something that is not allowed
to disobey a command or law
Enhance
(v) to increase or improve (something)
Adherence
(n) the act of adhering
Reassure
(v) to make (someone) feel less afraid, upset, or doubtful
appeal
(n) a quality that causes people to like someone or something
a serious request for help, support, etc.
(v) to be liked by someone
to be pleasing or attractive to someone
Affectionately
(adj) feeling or showing love and affection
Chastisement
(v) to criticize (someone) harshly for doing something wrong
Petulant
(adj) having or showing the attitude of people who become angry and annoyed when they do not get what they want
Hoard
(n) a large amount of something valuable that is kept hidden
(v) to collect and hide a large amount of (something valuable)
Bewilderment
(v) to confuse (someone) very much
Impede
(v) to slow the movement, progress, or action of (someone or something)
Obscure
(adj) not well-known
not known to most people
difficult to understand
likely to be understood by only a few people
difficult or impossible to know completely and with certainty
Incision
(n) a cut made in something
especially medical
a cut made into the body during surgery
Feeble
(adj) very weak
not good enough
not successful or effective
Torrent
(N) a large amount of water that moves very quickly in one direction
Tentative
(Adj) not done with confidence
Propel
(V) to push or drive (someone or something) forward or in a particular direction
Conveyance
(N) the act of taking or carrying someone or something from one place to another
Unwieldy
(Adj) difficult to handle, control, or deal with because of being large, heavy, or complex
Perceive
(V) to notice or become aware of
Commerce
(N) activities that relate to the buying and selling of goods and services
Admonition
(N) a criticism or warning about behavior
Acquisition
(N) the act of obtaining money
Fleeting
(Adj) lasting for only a short time
Relinquish
(V) to give up
Mutilated
(V) to cause severe damage to
Emerge
(V) to become known or apparent
Sinuous
(Adj) having many twists and turns
Array
(N) a large group or number of things
Assimilate
(V) to learn so that it is fully understood and can be used
Embed
(V) to place or set firmly in something else
Invigoration
(V) to give life and energy to
Isolation
(N) the state of being in a place or situation that is separate from others
Assuage
(V) to make less painful, severe, etc
Ominous
(Adj) suggesting that something bad is going to happen in the future
Placidly
(Adj) not easily upset or excited
Serene
(Adj) calm and peaceful

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