"The Giver" Vocab Flashcards

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conspicuous
noticeable
carnage
bloody slaughter
chortled
to chuckle joyfully
infraction
breach; violation; infringement:
distraught
distracted; deeply agitated.
permeate
to seep through, penetrated
transgressions
violations of laws or rules
Languid
Sluggish in character or disposition.
serene
calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled:
anguish
excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain:
aptitude
capability; ability; innate or acquired capacity for something; talent:
anguished
excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain:
meticulously
Marked by extreme consideration and care in the details
vigilant
keenly watchful to detect danger; wary:
solace
comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble; alleviation of distress or discomfort.
relinquish
to renounce or surrender (a possession, right, etc.):
ponder
to consider something deeply and thoroughly; meditate (often fol. by over or upon).
disposition
the predominant or prevailing tendency of one's spirits; natural mental and emotional outlook or mood; characteristic attitude:
remorse
deep and painful regret for wrongdoing; compunction.
wry
produced by a distortion or lopsidedness of the facial features:
palpable
readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived; obvious or evident; capable of being touched or felt, tangible
regulated
to put in good order; to control
Meticulously
Marked by extreme or excessive care in the consideration or treatment of details.
shudder
to tremble with a sudden convulsive movement, as from horror, fear, or cold.
panic
a sudden overwhelming fear, with or without cause, that produces hysterical or irrational behavior, and that often spreads quickly through a group of persons or animals.
congregate
to come together; assemble, esp. in large numbers:
apprehensive
uneasy or fearful about something that might happen:
crescendo
a gradual, steady increase in loudness or force.
reprieve
to delay the impending punishment or sentence of (a condemned person).
evoke
to call up or produce (memories, feelings, etc.):
obsolete
no longer in general use; fallen into disuse:
intrigue
to arouse the curiosity or interest of by unusual, new, or otherwise fascinating or compelling qualities; appeal strongly to; captivate:
consume
to destroy or expend by use; use up.
permeates
to pass into or through every part of:
perceive
to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses:
permeate
to pass into or through every part of:
fretfully (adv.)
in a manner marked by worry and distress
suppress
to put an end to the activities of (a person, body of persons, etc.):
reluctantly
unwilling; disinclined:
immobilized
unable to move
fretful
irratible, disconnected, peevish
dejected
cast down in spirit
imploring
to ask, beg earnestly
treacherous
characterized by faithlessness or readiness to betray trust; traitorous.
insensitive
deficient in human sensibility, acuteness of feeling, or consideration; unfeeling; callous:
ironic
relating to, containing, or constituting an unexpected result
exasperated
irritated or annoyed very much
wretched
deeply afflicted, dejected, or distressed
parched
dried up with heat.; thirsty
risk
possibility of loss ot injury
assuage
to lessen pain, to calm
nuisance
an obnoxious or annoying person, thing, condition, practice, etc.:
attentively
characterized by or giving attention; observant:
chastise
to discipline, especially by corporal punishment; to criticize severely
confide
to impart secrets trustfully; discuss private matters or problems (usually fol. by in):
empowered
having official authority or legal power
buoyancy
the ability or tendancy to float
impacient
restless or short of temper especiallyt under irritation
admonition
a warning to correct a fault
transgression
infringement or violation of a law
augmented
bigger or better than before, increased
perceived
mentally grasped, aware of through senses
petulantly
moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, esp. over some trifling annoyance:
invariably
not variable; not changing or capable of being changed; static or constant.
enhance
to raise to a higher degree; intensify; magnify:
solemn
grave, sober, or mirthless, as a person, the face, speech, tone, or mood:
peril
exposede to the risk of being injured
unendurable
too painful or distubing to be tolerated
sinuous
bending, winding, or curving in and out
exuberant
characterized by good health and high spirits
isolation
solitude, state of being alone or apart
integrity
the quality or state of being unbroken
independence
freedom from the infuence, control, or determination of others
supplementary
of the nature of or forming a supplement; additional.
eager
keen or ardent in desire or feeling; impatiently longing:
murmur
to speak in a low tone or indistinctly.
churn
a container or machine in which cream or milk is agitated to make butter.
mystified
to perplex (a person) by playing upon the person's credulity; bewilder purposely.
newcomer
a person or thing that has recently arrived; new arrival:
indolence
state of being lazy or idle; disliking work
nondescript
belonging or appearing to belong to no peticular class or kind
ominous
of or serving as something bad or threatening
scrupulously
doing something in a way using extreme careful as to do it precisely right
languid
drooping of flagging from or as if from exhaustion; sluggish in character or in disposition
exemption
freedom or release from a liability or obligation
gravitating
to move toward something; to be drawn or attracted
adequately
as much or as good as necessary for some requirement or purpose; fully sufficient, suitable, or fit (often fol. by to or for):
prominent
standing out so as to be seen easily; conspicuous; particularly noticeable:
humiliation
to reduce to a lower position in one's own eyes
irrationally
to do something in a way that is contrary to reason
instinctively
done in a way that relates to natural proensity
indulgently
doing something in a way that is kind or lenient
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