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The Giver Flashcards

Kendall Demirjian

TermDefinition
palpable obvious and noticeable
adherence act of doing what is required belief or rule
chastisement to punish
serene calm and peaceful; free of storms or unpleasant change
disquieting including feelings of anxiety or worry
wheedle to endeavor or influence a person by smooth talk
murky vague and unclear
hatchery a place for hatching chicken or fish eggs
chortle to laugh or chuckle in satisfaction
mischievous slyly teasing
tablulated to arrange data in tabular form
apprehensive anxious or fearful that something
nondescript lacking distinctive features or characteristics
newchild child born without mother raising it
stirrings an initial sign of activity, movement, or emotion
reprieve a respite from impending punishment (a death sentence)
invariably not changing or capable of being changed, static or constant
meticulously taking or showing extreme care about minute details; precise, thorough
acquisition the act or process of achieving mastery
“capacity to see beyond” having the ability to see things that others cannot see
fidgeted to move about restlessly, nervously, or impatiently
interdependence the quality or condition of being mutually reliant on each other
emblem an object symbolizing a quality, state, or class of persons
duplication an act or instance of duplicating (making a copy)
dwelling a building or place of shelter to live in
solemnly in a sedate or grave manner
indolence laziness
integral essential or fundamental
accumulates gathered together
fretful feeling or expressing distress
torrent strong and fast moving stream of anything (water, words, etc.)
phenomenon a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen
relinquished voluntarily cease to keep or claim, give up
perception ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through senses
tentatively not fully worked out or planned
hueless totally lacking in saturation and therefore having no hue (an aspect of color)
dwelling a place where a person lives
abruptly sudden or unexpected
pleasurable enjoyable, agreeable, pleasant
recreational of or pertaining to recreation (play)
sameness the state or quality of being the same, uniformity
emphatically uttered, or to be uttered with emphasis; strongly expressive
receptacle an object or space used to contain something
imploringly to appeal in supplication or beseech or beg
syringe tube with a needle used to inject a drug
counter-attack an attack made as an offset or reply to another
rueful exciting pity or sympathy
anguish distress
meticulously marked by excessive consideration of detail
impeded to obstruct or hinder
obediently to obey or comply
excruciating great pain or anguish
luminous emitting or reflecting a glowing light
frequency the fact or condition of occurring often
Created by: kendallanne