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vocab for the Giver

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adherence steady devotion, support, allegiance, or attachment " ...The fact that his father had broken a rule at all awed him. he glanced at his mother, the one responsible for ________ to the rules, and was relieved that she was smiling."
apprehensive uneasy or fearful about something that might happen "but there was a little shudder of nervousness when he thought about it, about what might happen. _________, Jonas decided. that's what i am."
awed filled with or expressing an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, and fear produced by something grand, sublime, or powerful "Lily looked up, her eyes wide. 'The Ceremony of Twelve,' she whispered in an _____ voice "
bewilderment completely puzzled or confused; perplexed " Jonas thought again about that incident. he was still completely _________ by it....."
chastisement discipline, especially by corporal punishment. " it was... rude to call attention to things that were unsettling or different about individuals. Lily decided, would have to learn sooner or she would be called in for ______ 'cause of her nonstop chatter
gravitating to have a natural tendency or be strongly attracted " but with guidance, as the developed self-confidence and maturity, they moved on to other jobs, _______ towards those that would suit their own interests and skills
nondescript of no recognized, definite or particular type or kind " he looked up carefully, but it was the same apple. unchanged. the same size and shape: a perfect shape. the same ______ shade, about the same shade as his own tunic."
nurturer to care for and protect; to support and encourage "he and the other _____ were responsible for all the physical and emotional needs of every new-child during its earliest years of life"
rarity something rare, unusual or uncommon " now seeing the new-child and its expression, he was reminded that the light in his eyes were not only a _____, but gave the one who had them a certain look --- what was it? depth, he decided.."
transgression violation of a law or command; sin "... ' i feel frightened for him too,' she confessed. ' you know there's no third chance. the rules say that if there's a third ____. he simply has to be released.'"
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