The Giver vocabulary

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Vocabulary from the novel "The Giver" by Lois Lowry, Chapters 1 to 12
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Distraught

To feel upset, anxious, or pained

2

beckoning

gesturing to another to approach; to get another to "come here"

3

rarity

something unusual or hard to find

4

tabulated

to count or organize information

5

recounted

to tell a story again; to retell an incident

6

prodded

to have poked or provoked; to have jabbed

7

exhuberant

full of excitement and enthusism

8

apprehensive

feeling anxiety or tension; uneasy about the future

9

aptitude

a natural ability or inborn skill; being capable of doing something without training or practice

10

reluctantly

to be unwilling to do something but still go along; to drag one's feet when acting

11

gravitate

to tend towards something; to be pulled toward a thing, person, or interest

12

infraction

a violation of the rules; breaking a rule or law

13

indulgent

to give in to your desires or the desire of another; to please or pamper yourself or another

14

meticulous

to be very careful and attentive to detail

15

irony

where the intended meaning is the opposite or is very different from what is expressed; when expectations are not met

16

affectionate

to show love; to demonstrate caring for another

17

drone

to make a dull, steady sound; to go on and on in a boring way

18

hasten

to hurry; to speed up

19

figet

to wait in an impatient way; to move uneasily while waiting

20

reprieve

to be let out of a consequence; to have a deadline extended or a penalty cancelled

21

scrupulous

to be very attentive to the rules or to detail; to be very moral or ethical

22

jeer

to taunt or tease

23

chastise

to scold; to give someone negative verbal feedback

24

nondescript

something generic; something lacking in distinct characteristics; unremarkable

25

rehabilitation

to be made better; to be returned to health

26

interdependent

to be reliant on one another; to need one another

27

relinquish

to give up; to allow something you have to go

28

exasperate

to frustrate; to push someone past the limits of their patience

29

benign

something which is not harmful (but often not good or beneficial either); something which appears to be a threat but is not

30

prohibition

a ban on something; where something is completely forbidden from ownership or use

31

deft/deftly

to do something with skill and ease

32

admonition

to be told or informed about one's wrongdoing; do have one's behavior corrected verbally

33

profound

something meaningful and important; the opposite of "trivial"

34

jaunty

to do something in a happy and carefree way

35

requisition

to ask for something or request something through official channels; to place an order

36

obsolete

something which once was useful but is no longer; something which has lost its usefulness

37

exhilarate

to excite and stir the imagination

38

retroactive

a decision made in the present which affects decisions or circumstances in the past; a present decision which reverses or alters past decisions

39

indolence

lazy; lacking in activity or ambition

40

integral

something which is an essential part of a whole; a part of something which is absolutely necessary

41

conveyance

something used to transport things; a means of transportation from one place to another

42

crescendo

the climax or high point of volume, excitement, activity (etc.) after a long build up; the final apex after much anticipation

43

compel

to force; to require another to do as they are told or instructed

44

tentative

to proceed with caution; to advance slowly and carefully (the opposite of "confident")

45

fretful

full of worry and anxiety

46

alien

odd, unfamiliar, or foreign; unknown

47

electrode

a metal conductor through which a current flows

48

assuage

to ease the fears or concerns of a person; to calm and put at ease

49

serene

quiet, calm, and at peace

50

luxuriate

to enjoy comfort; to drink in pleasure or comfort without concern for other matters

51

dejected

to feel low or left out; to feel defeated

52

sinuous

snake like; flexible; winding and meandering

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invigorating

something which gives energy and excitement, which gives one pep or life

54

excruciating

unbelievably painful; painful beyond endurance

55

contort

to twist reshape; to move and reshape one's body or face to the limits of flexibility

56

permeate

to penetrate; to soak in

57

ruefull

with regret; to feel sadness when looking back on events

58

indifferent

to not care; to have no stake in the outcome of a thing

59

daub

to smear or paint without skill

60

ominous

something which hints at future danger; something foreboding

61

ecstatic

very, very happy

62

realm

an area under the power of one person or group

63

luminous

something which glows; something which stands out as remarkable in a gloomy or drab environment

64

excempt

to be excluded from something; to be let out of a rule

65

anguish

terrible pain

66

placid

peaceful and quiet

67

pervade

when something seems to be everywhere; something inescapable

68

strewn

scattered all over; thrown about

69

carnage

wreckage and chaos, especially after a fight or disaster