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The Giver

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
reprieve delay of punishment
aptitude natural ability
throng large group of people
retroactive relating to or pertaining to things that have happened in the past
injustice unfair treatment
indolence laziness, lack of interest
glee high spirited joy
successor one that follows another in a job or office
benign mild, harmless
ironic the opposite of what is intended or expected
scrupulously meticulously, carefully
origin source, beginning
solace relief from emotional stress or grief
augmented made greater or more numerous
obsolete no longer useful
chastise to correct or punish