Wonder Words Wall

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
Affliction – A Cause of Pain / Harm
Heinous – Hateful/Brutal
Precedent – A reference for something
Culpability – Responsibility for a fault
Hordes – A large group of people/common group
Asylum – A Place for a group of people with mental disorders

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (x2)
Tyrannical – Using one’s power to achieve things in a cruel way
Foray – A sudden attack or invasion
Peculiar – Something unexpected or unusual
Despise – To look down with suspicion
Concession – Something that is granted upon request
Condescended – Emphasise to be superior
Onslaught – A fierce and/or destructive attack
Furor – An outbreak of public reaction (excitement or anger)

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Veer – A sharp turn or a change of direction suddenly
Gleaming – Shine brightly, usually with reflected light
Mortar – A type of weapon (gun)
Endure –  To resist or live through a hardship
Recede – To move or go further away than where you were before
Emaciated – Very starving usually from a lack of food or coldness
Merciless – To show no mercy or no forgiveness

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Exasperation – Feeling annoyed
Admonish – Counseling/teaching about someone else behaviour
Multitude – A large number of peopl
Glean – Gather of neutral products
Indignant – Angry at something
Formidable – Inspiring fear
Obnoxious – Disapproval of a protest

The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau
Labyrinth – A maze, a puzzle that it complicated and hard to figure out
Chortled – A happy laugh, usually noisy
Defiant – Resistance through challenge
Tottered – To walk unsteadily, can be used as a word describing a person falling down
Incoherently – Expressing a feeling unclearly
Endeavour – To try hard achieving something
Illegible – Not clear enough to be read
Expanse – A wide and long range of an area going continually

Countdown by Deborah Wiles
Integrated – A group of people who react based on a set rule
Blathering – To talk about nonsense
Gist – The main idea
Rendition – A way of interpreting something, through a piece of work
Morose – Having a bad temper
Ominous – Having a bad impression for something bad to happen
Archipelago – A group of islands

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
Premonition – A strong feeling of something unpleasant that will happen
Splotches – A drip of something little, usually liquid
Unami –  A savoury taste
Stamina – Consistent power/endurance
Glutamate – A salty acid
Novice – A newcomer or someone who is inexperienced
Seurat – A well-known french painter
Espionage – A practice of becoming a spy

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee (2x)
Recede – To move away from the previous position
Abolish – To take away or remove
Shabby – Looking undefined or in poor condition
Revere- Feeling respected or admired
Delicately – Carefully, Cautious about doing something
Deliberately – Doing an action on purpose usually referred in a bad way
Abstract – Seemingly different
Indication – A notification of some sort
indefinite – Lasting for an unknown amount of time

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Drone – A low humming sound
Seep – The overflow of liquid in a particular area
Lurch – An uncontrolled movement
Exertion – With great pain and struggle
Turbulent – Uncontrolled area or vehicle, confusion
Abate – To lower in intensity

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Shanghai – forcing someone against their own
Verve – With great enthusiasm
Hysterically – Sarcastically doing something
Savvy – With practical knowledge
Accountable – Being trusted or imposed for something

Mockingjay by Suzanna Collins (Reread)
Squat – short and thick to describe something
Ration – a fixed amount of anything that is given to complete
Inseparable – unable to be separated
Verve – A great level of enthusiasm or energy
Amble – walking at a slow levelled pace
Canvas – the item that the artists pain on
Cumulative – increasing in amount

The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
Abduct – to kidnap someone
Acute – Sharp quick very major
Obscure – Not known or discovered yet
Evenhanded – A fair judgment that is given
Verdict – a strong decision on an issue of fact about a civil or criminal case

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Interval – The difference in time between one another
Resolutely – Admirably purposeful
Startle – Sudden feeling of shock
Competent – Properly qualified or in competition
Telepathy – Communication of thoughts and such
Recondite – The knowledge that has limited information
Beseech – Ask urgently
Astound – Stunned

The Giver by Lois Lowry
intrigued – excited one’s curiosity and interest
obediently – willing to obey; doing what one is told
abandoned – deserted; to leave something without intending to return to get it
ironic – expressing one thing but meaning another
palpable – tangible; something that can be touched or felt
hatchery – place for hatching eggs of fish, hens, etc

Tangerine by Edward Bloor
Elated – to make someone extremely happy
lunge – to make a fast dash movement forward
Decoy – a backup used to mislead someone
fumigate – to disinfect or clean an area
relent – harsh attitude
obscure – not discovered
partition – separation of countries through boundaries
especial – particular/better than normal

Conspiracy 365 #1 by Gabrielle Lord
Douse – pour a liquid over
musty – at a state of mouldy/damp smell
Buoyancy – the power of water floating
Squalling – a sudden power of wind
thrust – to push in a violent direction moving forward
undulating – smooth wave motion
profound – very great feelings (emotion/physically)

Off the Road by Nina Bawden
Conservation – Preservation of something
Enthusiast – a person who is very interested in a particular activity or subject.
Imbalance – lack of proportion or relation between corresponding things.
Rural – used subjectively, usually something that you are in favour of
Zeal – great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.

Conspiracy 365 #2 by Gabrielle Lord
Musty – a state of mould or damp (smell)
Paramedic – a person that is trained to do medical stuff
Bail – Payment of accused crime
Menacing – sugessting danger
Deranged – mad or insane
Paranoid – Shock
Abandon – to leave something behind without intention of getting back
Ironic – meaning something else

Conspiracy 365 #3 by Gabrielle Lord (Stop)
Lurk – remain hidden
Cenotaph – a monument of something elsewhere
culvert – a funnel carrying a stream
Fertilised – Clean up

The Outsiders
Conscious – having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
Cowlick – a tuft of hair in a different direction from the rest
Sullenly – in a manner showing bad humor
Gallantly – a brave manner
Aloofness – unsympathetic in manner
Premonition – apprehensive
Doggedly – with obstinate determination
Delinquent – young offender
Ornery – having a difficult and contrary disposition

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
Revolver – a pistol that can be charged multiple shots without reloading
Intimate – familiar with
harbinger – something that announces the approach of another
deft – neatly skilled in quick movements
draught – a current of cool air in a room
sift – pass through a sieve

The Cay by Theodore Taylor
Crude – a natural state
aft – near the stern of a ship or aircraft
ignite – burn or flame
shaft – a ray of a bolt of lighting

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

fiery – constant of fire
barge – a boat used to carry items
draped – clothes that are on loosely
targe – a target
implication – a conclusion that is drawn
gouge – a blade that is curved in

Looking for Alaska by John Green
cavernous – like a cavern size/shape or atmosphere
posed – at a specific point of expectance
hellfire – fires of extreme
ferocity – fierce, cruel or violent
linoleum – a material made out of canvas
vinyl – plastic consisting of chloride
weeping – tearing up
palatable – pleasant to taste
nourishment – food necessary for health

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
proffer – proposal that is asked for acceptance of disproval
loll – lazy
incredulous – unwilling to believe
pliant – easy to bend
contempt – feeling of non consideration
contrite – recognition that someone has done something wrong
scavenge – search or collect
wallow – keeping from insects (bites)

The Diamond of Dark hold by by Jeanne DuPrau
Tottered – To walk unsteadily, can be used as a word describing a person falling down
Incoherently – Expressing a feeling unclearly
Endeavour – To try hard achieving something
Illegible – Not clear enough to be read
Expanse – A wide and long range of an area going continually

The London Eye Mystery (progress)

abacus – a device for calculating

Week 1 Vocabulary
Photo on 8-9-15 at 2.03 pm #3

Week 2 Vocabulary
Photo on 18-9-15 at 11.05 am


Week 3 Vocabulary
Photo on 25-9-15 at 2.00 pm #3

Week 4 Vocabulary

Photo on 23-10-15 at 12.07 pm


Week 5 Vocabulary
Photo on 5-11-15 at 2.17 pm


Week 6 Vocabulary

Photo on 26-11-15 at 2.44 pm #2


The Giver Vocabulary
Photo on 18-3-16 at 10.57 am


Macbeth Week 1 Vocabulary

Photo on 12-5-16 at 10.49 am


Macbeth Week 2 Vocabulary

Photo on 20-5-16 at 11.04 am


Macbeth Week 3 Vocabulary

Photo on 1-6-16 at 1.57 pm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *