52 terms

Giver-Vocabulary

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intrigued
excited one's curiosity and interest
obedienty
willing to obey; doing what one is told
abandoned
deserted; to leave something without intending to return to get it
ironic
expressing one thing but meaning another
palpable
tangible; something that can be touched or felt
hatchery
place for hatching eggs of fish, hens, etc
distraught
state of mental conflict and confusion; crazed
distracted
something that draws away attention
apprehensive
being afraid that something bad is about to happen; fearful
rituals
established system in a religious ceremony; customarily repeated act
wheedle
to entice by flattery
nurture
to care for; feed, nourish, educate, train
insight
a result of seeing into a situation; understanding
prominent
important; something that stands out
transgression
to go beyond limits; to sin; (archery-to miss the mark)
adherence
holding to and following closely
Elders
One having authority by reason of age and experience; of higher rank
aptitude
natural ability; talent
appeal
to take steps to have a case reheard in a higher court; to plead for a decision
chastisement
to punish; to blame severely
humiliation
to injure someone's self-respect
remorse
a gnawing distress arising from a sense of guilt for past wrongs
bewidlered
state of confusion
nondescript
lacking distinctive qualities
tunic
hip-length or longer jacket
mystified
perplex or confuse the mind
conviction
belief; thinking you know something without a doubt
regulated
to put in good order; to control
gravitating
to move toward something
hasten
to urge on; to move or act quickly
tabulated
put into table form; counted
serene
calm; quiet; tranquil
chortled
to laugh or chuckle with satisfaction
fragments
a part broken off; pieces
disquieting
to make uneasy or restless; to disturb
murky
darkness; gloom
vague
unclear; leaving out details on purpose
interdependence
depending on one another
reprieve
to delay punishment; to give temporary relief
inadequate
not good enough; insufficient (root word prefix "in" means "not" or "absence of")
relinquish
to give over; to let go of; to quit, abandon or release
exuberant
unrestrained in enthusiasm
swell
to expand; to be filled with emotion
solemn
formal; ceremonial; highly serious; somber
cringed
to shrink in fear; wince;cower
invariably
not changing; contant
violation
break; disregard; disturb; desecrate
congregation
an assembly of people for a meeting
merriment
festivity
buoyancy
a tendency to float; rising
meticulously
very carefully
scrupulously
having moral integrity