30 terms

The Giver Vocabulary Review

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distraught
(adj.) To feel upset, anxious, or pained
exhuberant
(adj) full of excitement and enthusiasm
apprehensive
(adj.) feeling anxiety or tension; uneasy about the future
aptitude
(noun) a natural ability or inborn skill; being capable of doing something with little to no training or practice
infraction
(noun) a violation of the rules; breaking a rule or law
meticulous
(adj.) to be very careful and attentive to detail
scrupulous
(adj.) to be very attentive to the rules or to detail; to be very moral or ethical
jeer
(verb) to taunt or tease
chastise
(verb) to scold; to give someone negative verbal feedback
relinquish
(verb) to give up; to allow something you have to go
admonition
(noun) to be told or informed about one's wrongdoing; do have one's behavior corrected verbally
jaunty
(adj.) to do something in a happy and carefree way
obsolete
(adj.) something which once was useful but is no longer; something which has lost its usefulness
crescendo
(noun) the climax or high point of volume, excitement, activity (etc.) after a long build up; the final apex after much anticipation
dejected
(verb) to feel low or left out; to feel defeated
excruciating
(adj.) intensely painful
anguish
(noun) severe mental or physical pain or suffering
palpable
(adj.) noticeable; capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized
nurturer
(noun) A person who tends to the needs of someone, especially a child
transgression
(noun) A violation of a law, command, or duty
chortled
(verb) [past tense of chortle] to chuckle/laugh gleefully
empowered
(verb) to give power or authority to; to enable; to permit
inadequate
(adj.) not good enough, big enough, skilled enough etc. for a particular purpose
congregate
(verb) gather into a crowd or mass
prestige
(noun) respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of their achievements or quality.
horde
(noun) a large group of people
frigid
(adj.) very cold in temperature.
torrent
(noun) a sudden, violent, and copious outpouring of (something, typically words or feelings).
obstruction
(noun) a thing that impedes or prevents passage or progress; an obstacle or blockage.
exquisite
(adj.) finely beautiful; marvelous

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