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The Giver: Vocabulary - Chapter 1

intrigued, anxiously, ironic, palpable, distraught, apprehensive, wheedle, straightforward, resolve, disposition, supplementary, nurturing, sympathetically, insight, beckoning
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intrigued
to arouse the curiosity or interest of by unusual, new, or otherwise fascinating or compelling qualities; appeal strongly to; captivate:
anxiously
full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried;
ironic
using words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning;
palpable
readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived, etc.; obvious; evident
distraught
distracted; deeply agitated.
apprehensive
Fearful or anxious, especially about the future
wheedle
To use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
straightforward
direct and clear, to the point
resolve
Find a solution to;
disposition
A person's general or usual mood; temperament
supplementary
extra, in addition
nurturing
providing love, support, attention, and encouragement; helping to grow and develop.
sympathetically
Feeling kindness or understanding towards something or someone
insight
an instance of understanding the true nature of a thing, especially through intuitive understanding:
beckoning
to call or signal to a person usually by a wave or nod