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1 The Ten Little Indians Vocabulary Make these lists into TIP charts to study

2 The Ten Little Indians Vocab. Qz 1 TIP Chart 1.tabouret p. 7 - a low stool or small table. 2.settee p. 7 - a long upholstered seat for more than one person, typically with a back and arms. 3.Trifle p. 7 - a thing of little value or importance. 4.Specious p. 7 - superficially plausible, but actually wrong. 5.Shifty p. 7 - appearing deceitful or evasive. 6.poignant p evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret. 7. Callow p inexperienced and immature. 8.Magnate p a wealthy and influential person, esp. in business. 9.Temperance p abstinence from alcoholic drink. 10.Natal state- where one is from 11.Spinster p an unmarried woman, typically an older woman beyond the usual age for marriage. 12.Buddha p founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c BC)

3 The Ten Little Indians Vocab. Qz 2 TIP Chart 1.Shooting stick p a walking stick with a handle that unfolds to form a seat and a sharpened end that can be stuck firmly in the ground. 2.Decadent p. - a person who is luxuriously self-indulgent. 3.Impertinent p. - not showing proper respect; rude. 4.Pathological p compulsive 5.Footling p trivial and irritating. 6.Buttonhole p attract the attention of and detain (someone) in conversation, typically against his or her will. 7.Indictments p. - a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime. 8.Enquire p. - ask for information from someone. 9.Gramophone p old- fashioned term for record player. 10.Preposterous p contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous. 11.Obliged p make (someone) legally or morally bound to an action or course of action. 12.Ambiguous p (of language) open to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning.

4 The Ten Little Indians Vocab. Qz 3 TIP Chart 1.Disembodied p separated from or existing without the body. 2.Credentials p. - a qualification, achievement, personal quality, or aspect of a person's background, typically when used to indicate that they are suitable for something. 3.Homicidal lunatic p characteristic of or capable of or having a tendency toward killing another human being 4.Iniquitous p grossly unfair and morally wrong. 5.Ably p. 33 – with skill or ability 6.Reconnaissance p a general examination or survey of a region 7.Penal servitude p. 35- imprisonment with hard labor. 8.Insinuate p suggest or hint in an indirect and unpleasant way. 9.Exonerated p. 37- forgive from blame for a fault or wrongdoing, 10.Ferret p. 38- a domesticated polecat kept as a pet esp. in Europe, used for catching rabbits. 11.Asphyxiation p. 38- a condition of severely deficient supply of oxygen to the body; choking. 12.Cyanide p. - a rapidly acting, potentially deadly chemical that can exist in various forms. 13.WARN curtain p. 38- a stage manager's warning that a curtain is about to be opened, closed, raised or lowered.

5 The Ten Little Indians Vocab. Qz 3 TIP Chart 1.mackerel scky p. 40- a darkened sky 2.ryvita p. 41- a rye-based crispbread 3.forage p. 44- search widely for food or provisions. 4.autopsy p. 45- a postmortem examination to discover the cause of death or the extent of disease. 5.solicitude p. 47- care or concern for someone or something. 6.automaton p. 47- a moving mechanical device made in imitation of a human being. 7.ubiquitous p. 48- present, appearing, or found everywhere. 8.rogues p. 53- living apart and having savage or destructive tendencies. 9.unctuously p. 53- acting excessively smooth, suave, or smug. 10.Acquitted p. 57- free (someone) from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty. 11.Inquiry p. 57- an act of asking for information. 12.Mackintoshes p. 59- raincoats 13.Factitiousness p. 65- (artificiality)the state of being the product of intentional human manufacture, rather than occurring naturally. 14.Cached p. 66- store away in hiding or for future use. 15.Eminently p. 68- to a notable degree; very. 16.Klepto maniac p. 70- someone with an irrational urge to steal in the absence of an economic motive 17.in Chancery p. 70- a law (of a suit) pending in the court of justice


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