Wonder Words Wall


The Ether: Vero’s Rising by Laurice E. Molinari

dowser-it is a job that excavates for material inside the earth, but they don’t use any scientific apparatus.

fledgling-a young bird who has just learned or is learning how to fly.

haughty-arrogance in that the subject is better.


Agatha Christie “The Unexpected Guest” Adapted as a novel by Charles Osborn

verdant-green with grass or other rich vegetation


Sneak by Evan Angler

inoculating-it is to treat with a vaccine to cure someone


Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

obfuscation- something that is obscure or confusing

sonde-an instrument or probe that automatically tells where it is and what is surrounding it

complicit- involved with others in an activity that is unlawful or wrong

bivouac- a temporary camp without shelter usually used by the military

boughs- a tree’s main branch

Osage- an American Indian formerly living the in the valley of the Osage River in Missouri

esotaric- intended for only a small amount of people to understand with specific traits


The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand

skunking- beating someone overwhelmingly in a game

feelers- an antennae that an animal uses for touch and searching for food


TEN by Gretchen McNeil

isthmus-a land bridge with sea at either side, used as a link between two large pieces of land

garret- the top floor like an attic

mar- weaken the appearance

waterlogged- to be flooded with water

oscillating- in a rhythm, swing back and forth

poignant- to recall a bad feeling or event


The House of Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

eejits- Scottish for idiot

tetanus- an infection that causes spasms to the muscles

bleating- a sound a goat or sheep make

guiless- no guilt, innocent

opium- drug that comes from an opium poppy

creosote bushes- a bush in Mexico and when boiled can be made into a lotion

skulking- to be unnoticed

ibises- a long bird with a curved down beak

convents- a place where Christian nuns work and live

curandera- a healer who uses old medicines

honeysuckle- a shrub that grows on cliffs and are collected as a fragrant

maquiladoras- a factory in Mexico that belongs to another country, and exports to the country of origin

laudanum- a narcotic painkiller that uses opium

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

esquimau- eskimo in archaic

mottled- marked with patterns of spots and slashes.

essayist- a person who writes a lot of essays

fulminate- to express great anger or determination

revulsion- a sense of disliking something and disgust

Cherub: Class A by Robert Muchamore

clout-a heavy hit using you hands our with a hard object

vindaloo-a type of curry that is very hot and spicy

extradition- ti hand over someone for a crime

polystyrene- a resin used as light foam

paraphernalia- a variety of articles used for a certain activity

Giver Vocab Test: Giver Vocab Test

CHERUB: Maximum Security by Robert Muchamore

dishevelled- untidy, disorganised

yobs- a British term meaning rude and noisy youth

dozy- being lazy

plimsolls- a light rubber shoe used in sports

dungarees- a British type of clothing used for work and casual wearing

extradited- to hand over a person to the country he or she is from used for foreign arrests

May 13, 2015

“The Outsiders” Vocab

The Mysterious Benedict Society Mr. Benedict’s Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums

Tamil- a dialect spoken in India
Graverdiggers by Christopher Krovatin

ideating- to form an idea

inauspicious- a very unsuccessful possibility

faux- a model, man-made

poultice- a moist material used to relieve soreness and inflammation to a wound

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