The Giver Vocabulary: Chapters 1-23

The Giver Vocabulary: Chapters 1-23

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Section 1

(50 cards)

indulgently

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(adv.) granting excessive kindness or favor

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rarity

Front

(n.) something that is very infrequent or scarce/rare

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hasty

Front

(adj.) rushed; impetuous; done without thought

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benign

Front

(adj.) harmless or gentle

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enhance

Front

(v.) to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value of something

Back

steeled

Front

(v.) strengthened; to brace oneself against something; made tough

Back

frail

Front

(adj.) weak, easily broken or damaged or destroyed; not robust

Back

throng

Front

(n.) a mob, a large number of people gathered together; a crowd

Back

vividly

Front

(adv.) Producing powerful feelings or strong, clear pictures in the mind; brightly; intensely

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bypass

Front

(v.) to avoid, circumvent

Back

acquisition

Front

(n.) Anything gained, or made one's own, usually by effort or labor.

Back

conviction

Front

(n.) A fixed or strong belief

Back

deftly

Front

(adv.) quickly and skillfully; adroitly

Back

reluctantly

Front

(adv.) unwillingly; hesitantly

Back

wheedle

Front

(v.) To coax, influence, or persuade by flattery to gain some desired end

Back

chastise

Front

(v.) to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely

Back

nondescript

Front

(adj.) ordinary, not outstanding; not easily classified

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serene

Front

(adj.) calm and peaceful

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apprehensive

Front

(adj.) hesitant or anxious, especially about the future

Back

relinquish

Front

(v.) to let go, give up; yield

Back

distraught

Front

(adj.) very upset or troubled as a result of emotion or mental conflict

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reassured

Front

(v.) to restore to confidence

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unnerved

Front

(adj.) unsettled; to cause to lose one's calm

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gravitate

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(v.) to move toward something

Back

torrent

Front

A heavy stream; a gush

Back

bewilderment

Front

(n.) confusion

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prestige

Front

(n.) a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth; power that brings admiration or honor

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exuberant

Front

(adj.) high-spirited, enthusiastic, unrestrained; lavish; excessive, abundant

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profound

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(adj.) having great depth or seriousness

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tentatively

Front

(adv.) unsure; uncertain; not definite or positive; hesitantly

Back

aptitude

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(n.) Capacity for learning; natural ability; a natural tendency or inclination

Back

meticulously

Front

(adv.) very carefully and precisely; done with excessive care about details

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infraction

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(n.) a breaking of a law, rule, or obligation

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despair

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(n.) hopelessness; depression; misery

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conspicuous

Front

(adj.) Easily seen or noticed; obvious

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invariably

Front

(adv.) without exception; constantly; always

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exasperated

Front

(v.) to anger, annoy, or frustrate

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diminish

Front

(v.) to make or become smaller, reduce in size

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exempted

Front

(v. / adj.) freed or excused from a certain duty or obligation

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transgression

Front

(n.) A violation of a law, command, or duty; a sin

Back

escalating

Front

(adj.) Rising in intensity or level

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spontaneously

Front

(adv.) occurring naturally, without being planned

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empowered

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(v. / adj.) to give power or authority to; to enable; to permit

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rigorous

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(adj.) severe, harsh, strict; difficult

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chortle

Front

(v. / n.) to chuckle or snort with glee

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beckoning

Front

(v.) to call or signal to a person usually by a wave, nod, or other silent gesture

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disquieting

Front

(v. / adj.) causing uneasiness or worry

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gurgling

Front

(adj.) a bubbling or rippling sound

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appeal

Front

(n. / v.) an earnest or urgent request

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acknowledge

Front

(v.) recognize; to admit the existence or truth of something

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Section 2

(50 cards)

lethargy

Front

lack of energy; sluggishness

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winced

Front

to draw back or tense the body, as from pain or from a blow; start; flinch.

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falter

Front

hesitate; delay; stumble

Back

horde

Front

a large group or crowd, especially one on the move

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imperceptibly

Front

Without being noticed

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dejected

Front

Downcast or sad; depressed

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vague

Front

unclear

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irrational

Front

not functioning based on reason; emotionally out of control

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conveyance

Front

the act of moving something from one location to another

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jarred

Front

shook something abruptly

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sinuous

Front

having many curves and turns

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instinctively

Front

intuitively; first response

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wincing

Front

Making an involuntary facial expression because of pain or fear

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perception

Front

The act of becoming aware through the senses

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sarcastic

Front

marked by or given to using irony in order to mock or convey contempt.

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mimicked

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copied what someone else said or did

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permeate

Front

to spread through, penetrate, soak through

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pervade

Front

to spread throughout

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abomination

Front

something despised or abhorred; extreme loathing

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understatement

Front

A statement that says less than what is meant

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augmented

Front

to increase in size or value

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contort

Front

to twist or bend out of shape

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exempt

Front

excused

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placid

Front

calm; peaceful

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flailing

Front

Hitting or swinging violently

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incline

Front

n. slope; slant

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ecstatic

Front

intensely and overpoweringly happy

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skeptically

Front

marked by or given to doubt

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vigilant

Front

watchful

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lull

Front

To soothe or calm

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stench

Front

a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

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luminous

Front

bright; brilliant; glowing

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assuage

Front

to make less severe

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wretched

Front

miserable

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inflict

Front

(v.) to give or cause something unpleasant, impose

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ruefully

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regretfully

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implore

Front

to beg

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frazzled

Front

exhausted and anxious; overwhelmed by stress

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stealthily

Front

in a secretive or sneaky manner

Back

perceive

Front

to understand, know, become aware of

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absurd

Front

inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense

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entirety

Front

n. A complete thing.

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emphatically

Front

with strong emphasis

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strewn

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scattered carelessly

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receptacle

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Something that holds or contains; a container

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optimistic

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hopeful; looking on the bright side

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meager

Front

Lacking in quantity or quality

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hueless

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Without color

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relentless

Front

continuous; unstoppable

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renew

Front

to make new again; to bring life to

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Section 3

(2 cards)

impeded

Front

Slowed in progress by an obstacle

Back

leaden

Front

Oppressively heavy

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