The Giver Vocabulary Flashcards

Terms Definitions
aptitude
ability
calmly
placidly
solace
comfort
animals
unedicated
int
interest.
nurturer
a caregiver
carnage
a slaughter
sinuous
very strong
Pervaded
Spread throughout.
pervade
to spread throughout
Obediently
following a rule
infringe
to tresspass or violate
nurture
to feed and protect:
haphazard
careless or without close attention
reprieve
let "off the hook" pardon
glum
sullenly or silently gloomy; dejected.
rarity
 
 
Now seeing the newchild and its expression,he was reminded that the light eyes were not only a rarity but gave the one who had them a certain look- what was it?
 
 Snowstorms are a rarity in the South.
  [rair-i-tee]



–noun,plural-ties.

1.
something rare, unusual, or uncommon
2.


something esteemed or interesting in being rare, uncommon, or curious
integrity
adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
origin
something from which anything arises or is derived; source; fountainhead:
Insight
a clear understanding of the inner nature of something
use of words to express the opposite of what one really means
ironic
wheedle
to endeavor to influence (a person) by smooth, flattering, or beguiling words or acts:
injustice
the quality or fact of being unjust; inequity.
alcove
a recess or small room adjacent to or opening out of a room:
serene
calm
apprehensive
fearful; anxious
crescendo
a gradual increase
magnitude
size; extent; dimensions:
distraught
distracted; deeply agitated.
Disposition
One's usual mood; temperament:
prominent
important; something that stands out
Ruefully
Exiting Pity or sympathy; regret.
affectionately
showing, indicating, or characterized by affection or love; fondly tender:
anguish
excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain:
somber
gloomily dark; shadowy; dimly lighted:
obliterate
verb - to wipe out; delete
peril
exposure to injury, loss, or destruction; grave risk; jeopardy; danger:
chastise
to discipline, esp. by corporal punishment.
adherence
the quality of adhering; steady devotion, support, allegiance, or attachment:
relinquish
to renounce or surrender (a possession, right, etc.):
remorse
deep and painful regret for wrongdoing; compunction.
surging
a strong, wavelike, forward movement, rush, or sweep:
interdependence
mutually dependent; depending on each other.
congregation
an assembly of people for a meeting
Requisition
A demand or application usually made with authority.
condemn
to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure.
indolence
the quality or state of being indolent.
feebly
physically weak, as from age or sickness; frail.
evoke
to call up or produce (memories, feelings, etc.):
humiliation
the state or feeling of being humiliated; mortification.
augment
to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent to increase in size or amount
implore
to beg urgently or piteously, as for aid or mercy; beseech; entreat:
languid
lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow:
obsolete
no longer in general use; fallen into disuse:
perceive
to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses:
exasperated
to irritate or provoke to a high degree; annoy extremely:
permeates
to pass into or through every part of:
buoyancy
the power to float or rise in a fluid; relative lightness.
ominous
unfavorable; threatening
lethargy
laziness or weakness
petulantly
in an ill-tempered way
inconsiderate
acting without consideration; thoughtless; heedless.
acquisition
the act of gaining possession
nurturing
helping to grow or develop
nondescript
undistinguished or uninteresting; dull or insipid:
affection
fond attachment, devotion, or love:
placid
pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed:
Unison
At the same time; at once.
vigilant
keenly watchful to detect danger; wary:
ponder
to consider something deeply and thoroughly; meditate (often fol. by over or upon).
vibrance
moving to and fro rapidly; vibrating.
Chapter Fifteen
Jonas receives a memory about warfare.
acquire
to come into possession or ownership of; get as one's own:
sarcastic
of, pertaining to, or characterized by sarcasm:
utopia
an imaginary island described in Sir Thomas More's Utopia (1516) as enjoying perfection in law, politics, etc.
scrupulosity
having scruples; having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right; principled.
lapse
an accidental or temporary decline or deviation from an expected or accepted condition or state; a temporary falling or slipping from a previous standard:
transgression
an act of transgressing; violation of a law, command, etc.; sin.
permeate
To spread or flow throughout; to go through
designate
to mark or point out; indicate; show; specify.
Chapter Four
Jonas volunteers at the House of Old, and hears about the releasing of Roberto, an elderly male.
What type of punishment do small children recieve?
"Smacks" from a discipline wand.
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