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Grade 9 English

The Chrysalids Definitions

Wattle (n) A material for making fences, walls etc. Consisting of rods or stakes interlaces with twigs or branches
Rectitude (n) Morally correct behaviour or thinking. Righteousness
Timorously (adv) Showing or suffering from nervousness, fear or a lack of confidence
Wraith (n) A ghost or ghostlike image of someone, especially one seen shortly before or after their death
Heir (n) A person legally entitled to the property or rank of another persons death
Magistrate (n) A civil officer or lay judge who administrates the law, especially one who conducts a court that deals with minor offences and holds preliminary hearings for more serious ones
Repentances (v) The action of repenting. Sincere regret or remorse
Mutant (n) a mutant form
Implacable (adj) Someone who is implacable is being harsh and refuses to change their mind
Rummage (v) search unsystematically and untidily through a mass or receptacle
Tribulation (n) A cause of great trouble or suffering
Hind-sight (n) Understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened
Germinate (v) (of a seed or spore) begin to grow and put out shoots after a period of dormancy
Dungarees (n) Pants made of blue denim, blue jeans
Baffled (v) Totally bewildered or perplexed
Apprehensively (adv) Anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen
Rote (v) Learning something in order to be able to repeat it from memory, rather than in order to understand it
To harry (v) To force to move along by harassing
To beckon (v) To use a gesture to call someone over
Searing (v) Extremely hot or intense
Sullied (v) Damage the purity or integrity of; defile
Scathed (v) Damage or destroy by fire or lightening
Slander (v) Make false or damaging statements about someone
Pedant (v) A person who is excessively concerned with minor details or rules
Created by: cianieri
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