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The Giver flashcards

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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 chickens or fish eggs
chortle to laugh or chuckle in satisfaction
mischievous slightly teasing
tabulated to arrange data in tabular form
apprehensive anxious or fearful that something
nondescript lacking distinctive features or characteristics
newchild a child born without the biological mother raising it
stirrings an initial sigh 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
aquisition the act or process of achieving mastery
"capacity to see beyond" having the ability to see things that others can't see
fidgeted to move about restlessly, nervously, or impatiently
interdependence the act or process of being mutually reliant on each other
emblem a quality symbolizing a state, quality, 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 fundemental
accumulates gathered together
fretful feeling or expressing distress
torrent strong and fast movement of anything (water, words, etc.)
phenomenon a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen
relinquished voluntary cease to keep or claim, give up
preception 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
pleasureable 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 in emphasis; strongly expressive
receptacle an object or space used to contain something
imploringly to appeal in supplication or to beseech or beg
syringe tool with a needle used to inject a drug
counter-attack an attack made as an offset or reply to another
rueful exciting pity or empathy
anguish distress
meticulously marked by excessive consideration or detail
impeded to obstruct or hinder
obediantly to obey or comply
excruciating great pain or angish
luminous emitting or reflecting a glowing light
frequency the fact or condition of occuring often
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