Word Wall

The Scorch Trials by James Dasher

Blissful – Total happiness

Void – Not containing anything

Anguish – Extreme suffering

Engulfed – To cover someone or something

Tremulous – Feeling a lack of courage

Avail – To be helpful to someone or something

Jangle – To make a harsh ringing sound

Quaver – To make a sound with your voice in an unsteady way due to nervousness

Illuminate – Brightened with light

Callous – Not showing any concern for suffering of others

Conciliatory – To make someone less angry

Fleeting – Lasting for a short time

Torrential – Coming in a big, fast stream

Monumental – To be very significant

Belligerence – An aggressive attitude

Blaring – To make a loud and unpleasant sound

Ferocity – A fierce quality

Swath – A long, wide strip of land

Starkly – To have a cold and empty appearance

Listless – Lacking energy or spirit

Implement – An object used to do work

Meticulously – A very accurate and careful way of doing something

Subsequent – To have something happen after something else

Opaque – Something that is not transparent and doesn’t let light through

Indecipherable – Impossible to read or understand

Retrospect – A review on past events

Convulsed – To affect someone or something suddenly and violently

Permeated – To pass through something

Coalescing – To come together to form one group or mass

Siphon – A bent tube used to move liquid from one container to another

Detonated – To have caused something to explode

Amoebas – A living that has only one cell

Riveted – A kind of bolt or pin used to hold pieces of metal together

Torrents – A large amount of something released suddenly

Deluge – A large amount of things that come at the same time

Blasphemy – Disrespect shown to God or to something holy

Cavalier – A soldier riding a horse

Cinch – Something that is easy to do

Mirth – Happiness and laughter

Dilapidated – In very bad condition

Pragmatic – Dealing with problems that have a specific answer instead of theorizing

Flipped by Wendell Van Draanen

Dissertation – A long piece of writing that is done to get an advanced degree at an university

Rivaled – A person or thing that tries to be more successful than another

Birch – A type of tree that has bark that can be pulled off easily

Scourge – Someone or something that causes much trouble or pain

Channelled – to direct toward

Aesthetic – pertaining to a sense of beautiful

Foliage – the leaves of a plant

Throttle – a lever, pedal or handle

Miffed – put into an irritable mood

Unsolicited – given without being asked for

Derailleur – a gear-shifting mechanism on a bicycle that shifts the drive chain from one sprocket wheel to the other.

Encroach – to advance beyond proper, established or usual limits

Deteriorating – to make or become worse

Callused – Hardened or thickened part of the skin

Ornery – ugly or unpleasant in disposition or temper

Neoprene – an oil-resistant synthetic rubber

Fluctuations – continual change from one point or condition to another

Chromosome- any of several threadlike bodies, consisting of chromatin, that carry the genes in a linear order

Iridescent – displaying a play of lustrous colors like those of the rainbow

Beacon – a guiding or warning signal, as a light or fire especially one in an elevated position

Tranquil – free from commotion or tumult; quiet; calm

Convoluted – twisted; coiled; complicated 

Imminent – likely to occur at any moment; impending

Glutting – to feel or fill to excess; to choke up; to flood

Pungent – sharply affecting the organs of taste or smell

Tremors – involuntary shaking of the body or limbs as from disease, fear or weakness or excitement; vibrations

Rendition – an interpretation; a translation, the act of rendering

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Bedouin – Nomadic Arabs who live in the desert

Strenuous – A vigorous, or energetic action

Acquit – To be relieved from a charge of crime, or to be declared not guilty

Cleaving – To remain faithful

Summing – To be adding two or more quantities

Lax – Not strict or severe, very lenient

Dividends – A sum out of an insolvent estate paid to creditors

Gait – Walking, Stepping or running

Jetty – A landing pier

Togged – A coat

Impromptu – Having done something without previous preparation

Purported – Claimed

Verisimilitude – Probability or truth

Credentials – Gives authority in written form

Epistolary – relating to the action of writing letters

Dissentient – An opposition to an official idea

Brusquely – To do or say something offhand

Rheumatic – Relating to rheumatism

Vehement – Showing a strong feeling

Tabulate – To arrange information in a tabular form

Meagre – Lacking quantity or quality

Chastisement – To reprimand severely

Solicitude – Caring for someone else

Brazen – bold without shame

Acquiesced – To agree with something without protest

A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer

Custodian – A person with the responsibility to care for someone or something

Scalding – Extremely hot

Porcelain – White ceramic china

Regurgitated – Vomited food

Ammonia – A colorless gas

Remorse – To regret something

Quota – A limited amount of people or things

Futile – Pointless actions

Submerged – The cause of something to be under water

Morbid – Something abnormal

Deteriorated – Something becoming progressively worse

Vibrant – Full of life

Etched – Engraved

Periodically – A magazine or newspaper published regularly on a schedule

Elated – To make someone very happy

Primus – A brand of portable cooking stove

Devoid – Entirely lacking

Cisterns – A tank to store water

Admonitory – Giving a warning

Furtively – To pretend not to notice

Festooned – A chain of flowers

Perjury – Lying on purpose

Air Head by Meg Cabot

Ergo – Therefore

Verbatim – The exact same words used before

Libelous – Containing libel

Platonic – Associated with the ideas of the Greek Philosopher Plato

Gyrating – To move rapidly in a circle

Promenade – A paved public walk

Balefully – Threatening or menacing

Copiously – Abundant in quantity

Owlish – Like an owl

Parched – To become dry through intensive heat

Weaning – Accustom to food other than milk

Socialites – A person famous and very social

Curlicue – The design of an object

Careened – To move swiftly in an uncontrolled way

Sublime – Of great beauty

Bouffant – A style of hair that stands out from the head in a round shape

Jovially – Joyful and friendly

Unduly – To an unwarranted degree

Derisively – Expressing ridicule

Ferocity – The quality of being ferocious

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Acrid – strong and sharp, as a taste

amitya state of friendship and cordiality

antagonisticcharacterized by antipathy

aptitude – inherent ability

blurt – utter impulsively

candor – the quality of being honest and straightforward

dauntless – invulnerable to fear or intimidation

demeanor – the way a person behaves toward other people

divergent – tending to move apart in different directions

duress – compulsory force or threat

erudite – having or showing profound knowledge

exodus – a journey by a group to escape from a hostile environment

Faction – A dissenting clique

Hurtle – Move with or as if with a rushing sound

Jostle – Make one’s way by pushing

Pang – A sudden sharp feeling

Placid – Free from disturbance by heavy waves

Precariously – In a manner affording no ease or reassurance 

Reprimand – An act or expression of criticism

Resonate – Sound with resonance

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Deviant – Departing from the norm

Biometric – Pertaining to biometry

Preliminary – Preceding and leading up to the main part

Injunction – A command; order

Dissident – A person who differs in sentiment or opinion

Illicit – Not legally permitted or authorized

Nullify – To deprive (something) of value or effectiveness

Filial – Of, relating to, or befitting a son or daughter

Perpetual – Lasting an indefinitely long time

Code Name Komiko by Naomi Paul

Boisterous – Noisy or energetic

Asymmetry – Lack of equality/symmetry

Marquee – Chiefly/mainly

Revulsion – A sense of disgust/loathing

Berate – To scold or criticize

Assimilate – To understand fully

Morbidly – Abnormal interest in unpleasant subjects

Excise – A tax levied on certain goods produced or sold within a country

Gesticulations – A dramatic gesture

Lull – Calm or send to sleep

Placidly – Calm and peaceful

Necessitates – Make something necessary

Reprisal – an act of retaliation

Interminable – endless or apparently endless

Diatribe – a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something

Impeccably – in accordance with the highest standards; faultless

Buoyed – an anchored float serving as a navigation mark, to show reefs or other hazards

Benevolent – well meaning and kindly

Piqued – a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one’s pride

Vigilant – keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties

Emblazoned – conspicuously inscribe or display a design on

Convened – come or bring together for a meeting or activity; assemble

Inconspicuous – not clearly visible or attracting attention

Pursuers – a person or thing that pursues another

Mired – a stretch of swampy or boggy ground

Tantamount – equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as

Squalid – extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect

Rife – (especially of something undesirable) of common occurrence

Transients – lasting only for a short time

Futile – incapable of producing any useful result

Excursion – a short journey or trip

Unrelenting – not yielding in strength, severity, or determination

Hemming and hawing – being indecisive

Opulent – ostentatiously costly and luxurious

Derisively – expressing contempt or ridicule

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

incredulous – not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving

insouciant – marked by unconcern

ottoman – a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person

malice – feeling a need to see others suffer

dismal – causing dejection

Litany – a prayer consisting of a series of invocations by the priest with responses from the congregation
mundane – found in the ordinary course of events

resent – feel bitter or indignant about

negligence – failure to act with the prudence of a reasonable person

revulsion – intense aversion
indignant – angered at something unjust or wrong

exasperated – greatly annoyed; out of patience
remorse – a feeling of deep regret, usually for some misdeed
folly – the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
hubris – overbearing pride or presumption

fastidious- giving careful attention to detail

abashed – feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious
obliterated – reduced to nothingness
ruminative – deeply or seriously thoughtful
vacant – without an occupant or incumbent

precipice – a very steep cliff

convulsive – affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions

descent – a movement downward
hostile – characterised by enmity or ill will
ascent – a movement upward

The Borden Murders by Sarah Miller

Gallantly – Brave; heroic

Astir – in a state of excited movement

Feeble – lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness

Deputize – temporarily act or speak on behalf of someone else

Splayed – thrust or spread

Reeled – a cylinder on which film, wire, thread, or other flexible materials can be wound

Succumb – fail to resist pressure, temptation, or some other negative force

Ministrations – the provision of assistance or care

Bombarded – attacked

Probing – a blunt-ended surgical instrument used for exploring a wound or part of the body

Amiss – not quite right

Composure – the state or feeling of being calm and in control of oneself

Congestion – the state of being congested

Misgivings – a feeling of doubt or apprehension about the outcome or consequences of something

Invalid – a person made weak or disabled by illness or injury

Apt – appropriate or suitable in the circumstances

Trifling – unimportant or trivial

Idly – with no particular purpose, reason, or foundation

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Ferreting: to drive out or chase as though using a ferret, The part of a circle representing the apparent course of a heavenly body

Acrid: extremely or sharply stinging or bitter

Facility: moving, acting with ease

Premium: a reward or recompense for a particular act

Impacted: Pressed firmly together, in particular

Revulsion: A sense of disgust.

Trauma: A deeply distressing or disturbing experience

Dumbfounded: Greatly astonish or amaze

Dismissive: Feeling or showing that something is unworthy of consideration

Ordained: Make (someone) a priest or minister; confer holy orders on

Chiding: Scold or rebuke

Brazen: Bold and without shame.

Exodus: A mass departure of people, esp. emigrants.

Nihilistic: An extreme form of skepticism that denies all existence

Maniacal: wildly disordered

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

Siege – Assault; attack

Teeming – Full of things; swarming

Interminable – Unending

Bleary – Blurred from sleep or fatigue; unclear

Lecherous – Suggestive; lustful

Ravings – Wild, delirious, or frenzied talking

Monopolize – To have complete possession of; to dominate

Prying – Looking at closely or curiously

Articulate – Distinct, fluent, meaningful, and clear in the power of speech

Affidavit – A written statement or declaration made under oath

Premonitions – Advance warnings of the future

Inferior – lower in station, rank, degree, or grade

Delectable – delightful; highly pleasing; enjoyable

Foreboding – a prediction; portent

Quarreling – an angry dispute or altercation

Excruciating – extremely painful; causing intense suffering; unbearably distressing; torturing

Hostile – not friendly; warm, or generous; not hospitable

Cloddy – something of lesser dignity or value, as the body as contrasted with the soul

Impregnable – strong enough to resist or withstand attack; not to be taken by force, unconquerable

Posterity – succeeding or future generations collectively

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Lanky – tall and thin and having long slender limbs

Stern – Severe and unremitting in making demands

Glare – look at with a fixed gaze

Sneer – smile contemptuously

Defiantly – In a rebellious manner

Obstinate – marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

Incident – a single distinct event

Sabotage – a deliberate act of destruction or disruption

Impassive – having or revealing little emotion or sensibility

Suitable – worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

Jubilee – a special anniversary or the celebration of it

Intricate – having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate

Ration – restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity

Haughty – having or showing arrogant superiority to

Unruly – noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline

Glower – look angry or sullen as if to signal disapproval

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