Wonder Words Wall

Holocaust Foreword By: Steven Spielberg

resorted (v) def: to sort or arrange again

reich (n) def: empire, realm, nation

propaganda (n) def: information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation

ghetto (n) def: a section of a city, especially a thicklveningy populated slum area, inhabited predominantly by members of an ethnic or other minority group, often as a result of social or economic restrictions, pressures, or hardships.

judenraete – no explination

The Lions of Little Rock By: Kritsin Levine

 recollection (n) def: the act of re-collecting or the state of being re-collected.

leper (n) def: a person who has leprosy.

adjourned (v) def: to suspend the meeting of (a club, legislature, committee, etc.) to a future time, another place, or indefinitely

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother By: Amy Chua

Sardonically  (adj) def: characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical; sneering

intervening (v) def: to come between disputing people, groups, etc.; intercede; mediate.

inherently (adj) def: existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute

inviolable (adj) def: prohibiting violation; secure from destruction, violence, infringement, or desecration

adolescent (adj) def: rowing to manhood or womanhood; youthful

anguished (adj) def: feeling, showing, or accompanied by anguish

averted (v) def: to turn away or aside

brinkmanship (n) def: the technique or practice of maneuvering a dangerous situation to the limits of tolerance or safety in order to secure the greatest advantage, especially by creating diplomatic crises.

The City of Ember by: Jeanne Duprau

disreputable (adj) def: not considered to be respectable in character or appearance

grimy (adj) def: covered with or characterized by grime

incoherently (adj) def: not able to talk or express yourself in a clear way that can be easily understood

patchwork (n) def: pieces of cloth of different colors and shapes that are sewn together in a pattern

Seedfolks by: Paul Fleischman

alteration (n) def: the action or process of altering or being altered

altruism (n) def: feelings and behavior that show a desire to help other people and a lack of selfishness

decorum (n) def: correct or proper behavior that shows respect and good manners

decisively (adj) def: able to make choices quickly and confidently

loomed (n) def: a frame or machine for interlacing at right angles two or more sets of threads or yarns to form a cloth

haphazard (n) def: marked by lack of plan, order, or direction

oblige (v) def: to force or require (someone or something) to do something because of a law or rule or because it is necessary

parole (n) def: permission given to a prisoner to leave prison before the end of a sentence usually as a reward for behaving well

tremolo (n) def:  a musical sound made by a voice or instrument that seems to shake

therapeutic (adj) def:  producing good effects on your body or mind


extracts (v) def: to get, pull, or draw out, usually with special effort, skill, or force

fortnight (n) def: the space of fourteen nights and days; two weeks

raptures (n) def: ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstasy

deluge (n) def: a great flood of water; inundation; flood

circumspection (n) def: circumspect observation or action; caution; prudence

jostled (v) def:to bump, push, shove, brush against, or elbow roughly or rudely

hydroplaned (n) def: a seaplane

compute (v) def: to determine by calculation; reckon; calculate

sophomoric (adj) def: of or pertaining to a sophomore or sophomores

censoring (n) def: an official who examines books, plays, news reports, motion pictures, radio and television programs, letters, cablegrams, etc., for the purpose of suppressing parts deemed objectionable on moral, political, military, or other grounds

fatigued (adj) def: tired; wearied

linoleum (n) def: a hard, washable floor covering formed by coating burlap or canvas with linseed oil, powdered cork, and rosin, and adding pigments to create the desired colors and patterns

ruddy (adj) def: of or having a fresh, healthy red color

skerry (n) def: a small, rocky island

queer (adj) def: strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different; singular


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Romeo and Juliet Quizlet Test Summative

befriended – to make friends or become friendly with; act as a friend to; help; aid:

civility – courtesy; politeness.

repugnance – the state of being repugnant.

contempt – the feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean,vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.

woolen – any cloth of carded wool yarn of which the fibers vary in length:bulkier, looser, and less regular than worsted.

laundress – a woman whose work is the washing and ironing of clothes, linens,etc.

ominous – portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious:

chisel – a wedgelike tool with a cutting edge at the end of the blade, oftenmade of steel, used for cutting or shaping wood, stone, etc.

severity – harshness, sternness, or rigor:

remonstrate – to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval.

profusion – abundance; abundant quantity.

ermine – an Old World weasel, Mustela erminea, having in its winter colorphase a white coat with black at the tip of the tail.

Compare stoat.
reverend – (initial capital letter(used as a title of respect applied or prefixed tothe name of a member of the clergy or a religious order):
scrutiny – a searching examination or investigation; minute inquiry.
enchained – to bind in or as in chain or chains; fetter; restrain:
obtrusive – having or showing a disposition to obtrudeas by imposing oneself orone’s opinions on others.
conviction – a fixed or firm belief:
plumage – the entire feathery covering of a bird.
benefactress – a woman who confers a benefit, bequest, endowment, or the like.
triviality – something triviala trivial matter, affair, remark, etc.:


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