"The Giver" Vocabulary: Section Flashcards

vocabulary
Terms Definitions
spontaneously
unrehearsed
lethargy
abnormal drowsiness
infraction
violation of rules
chortled
to chuckle gleefully.
distracted
Having the attention diverted
solemn
formal; ceremonial; highly serious; somber
Torrent
A violent stream of liquid
excruciating
extremely painful; causing intense suffering; unbearably distressing; torturing:
aptitude
capability; ability; innate or acquired capacity for something; talent:
scrupulous
punctiliously or minutely careful, precise, or exact:
serene
calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled:
to jeer
to speak or shout rudely.
stealthy
done, characterized, or acting by stealth; furtive:
unendurable
capable of being endured; bearable; tolerable.
remorse
deep and painful regret for wrongdoing; compunction.
disposition
the predominant or prevailing tendency of one's spirits; natural mental and emotional outlook or mood; characteristic attitude:
surging
a strong, wavelike, forward movement, rush, or sweep:
chastise
to discipline, esp. by corporal punishment.
adherence
the quality of adhering; steady devotion, support, allegiance, or attachment:
Serene
Calm; Clear and free of unpleasant change.
augment
to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent
condemn
to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure.
populate
to inhabit; live in; be the inhabitants of.
pervade
to become spread throughout all parts of:
apprehensive
uneasy or fearful about something that might happen:
evoke
to call up or produce (memories, feelings, etc.):
obediently
obeying or willing to obey; complying with or submissive to authority:
integral
necessary to the completeness of the whole:
immobilize
to make immobile or immovable; fix in place.
mystify
to perplex (a person) by playing upon the person's credulity; bewilder purposely.
languid
lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow:
obsolete
no longer in general use; fallen into disuse:
exasperated
to irritate or provoke to a high degree; annoy extremely:
perceive
to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses:
indulge (v.)
to yield to the desires and whims of
buoyancy
the power to float or rise in a fluid; relative lightness.
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