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The Giver

Vocabulary from Lit Circles

TermDefinition
utopia an ideal or perfect society (made up)
dystopia a utopia which has gone bad
u- not (prefix)
topos place (greek)
dys- bad (prefix)
bicycle a vehicle with two wheels
assignment anything assigned or allotted as a lesson,task,etc.
indulgently benignly lenient or permissively
reprieve to delay the impending punishment or sentence of
exuberant effusively and almost uninhibitedly or required of one
dutifully performing the duties expected or required of one
merriment cheerful or joyful gaiety; mirth; laughter
irritably easily irritated or annoyed, ready; excited to impatience or anger
attentive characterized by or giving attention;observant
chastisement severe criticism
retroactive operative with respect to past occurrences
transgressions an act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct
exasperated irritate intensely, infuriate
painstaking done with or employing great care and thoroughness
throng a multitude of people crowded or assembled together
buoyancy the power to float or rise in a fluid; relative lightness
acquisition the act of acquiring or gaining possession
Created by: 87ChaHen