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35 terms

The Giver vocabulary chapters 1, 6, 7, 8 and 14

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wheedle
the persuade with flattery; coax
disposition
nature or attitude
throng
a crowd
chastisement
to punish
transgressions
to break a law or command; sin
infringed
to violate
gravitate
to move TOWARD
buoyancy
the ability to float
meticulously
very detailed
profound
marked by intelligence or importance
standardize
to make standard
curb (verb)
to restrain; check
aptitude
capacity of learning
ruefully
regret or sorrow
avert
to move AWAY from
integrity
following a code of values
attribute (noun)
a characteristic
awe
to be incredibly impressed by
fleeting
passing quickly as in a moment
anxiety
uneasiness; apprehension
benign
a mild, gentle disposition; harmless
crescendo
increasing in loudness
anguish
intensely painful; distressful
jaunty
lively or spirited
unanimous
indicating an agreement of all
excrutiating
extreme pain or distress
assuage
to make less; ease
billowing
to rise or roll in waves
daub
smear; smudge
fretful
irritable
wry
having a bent or twisted shape
ominous
foretelling evil; threatening
placidly
undisturbed; peaceful
distended
expand; swell
haste
rapidity of motion