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Out of the Dust Vocabulary Section by section.  Page 3  To cry or wail lustily  She started bawling when her husband left for Iraq. Bawling (V)

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1 Out of the Dust Vocabulary Section by section

2  Page 3  To cry or wail lustily  She started bawling when her husband left for Iraq. Bawling (V)

3  Page 11  To irritate or vex; often followed by “up”  Justin got his brother all riled up when he was hiding his teddy bear around the house. Riled (V)

4  Page 24  To impress deeply  Anyone that can perform any musical talent dazzles me beyond belief because it really impresses me. Dazzled (V)

5  Page 29  A threatening look or expression  She gave him a scowl across the room when she read my note that said, “YOU ARE MEAN!” Scowl (n)

6  Page 39  To stun or stupify with a blow; shock  The hurricane was so intense that it dazed me; I couldn’t take my eyes off of the damage it was doing. Dazed (v)

7  Page 39  A person or thing that is small, delicate, or barely discernable  Babies’ hair can be described as wisps because they are so fine and delicate. Wisp (n)

8  Page 39  To shrivel; fade; decay  To dry up from loss of moisture  Christmas trees often wither very quickly after being cut down from lack of water. Withered (v)

9  Page 40  To murmur or mutter in discontent.  I heard a student grumble under her breath as I told the class that they are going to have a pop quiz. Grumble (v)

10  Page 41  Characterized by intense antagonism or hostility (hatred)  He was bittering as he watched the person key his car in the parking lot from inside the restaurant. Bittering (adj)

11  Page 41  To shake or tremble from cold, weakness, anger, etc.  The small dog started to quake form the cold air outside during the blizzard. Quaking (v)

12  Page 41  To be in a state of restrained activity, development, excitement, anger  The little girl was simmering with excitement as she opened up the gift she wanted on her birthday; She tried hard to not get out-of-control. Simmering (v)

13  Page 49  To complain naggingly or constantly  The beauty pageant winner griped the entire camping trip about the weather, food, and activities. Gripe (v)

14  Page 60  Petroleum used as fuel, cleaning solvent, etc.  Many people used kerosene in order to light their stove for cooking. Kerosene (n)

15  Page 66  To parch or shrivel from the heat  No matter how much I try to stop it, the sun scorches the grass in my yard every summer. Scorched (V)

16  Page 67  To store or hide away (money or valuables) usually for future use  I’ve been squirrelling away some money for awhile now; I may have enough for a down- payment on a house! Squirrelled (V)

17  Page 67  To satisfy (thirst, desires, goals, etc.)  Some people say that Gatorade quenches your thirst, but I think it makes me more thirsty. Quench (V)

18  Page 71  Mental torpor; suspension of sensibility caused by intoxicants.  He was in such a stupor from the anesthesia that he couldn’t remember his name. Stupor (N)

19  Page 73  To twist the body about, or squirm, as in pain  When Lindsay was home with the flu, she writhed in her bed. Writhed (v)

20  Page 73  The dead body of an animal  On the way to school this morning I saw a deer carcass on the side of the road  I don’t have a picture for this word (use your imagination) Carcassess (n)

21  Page 81  Of the cactus family, having large, white, funnel-shaped flowers  Cereus plants are beautiful, but require a lot of maintenance. Cereus Plant (n)

22 Revue (N)  Page 91  A form of theatrical entertainment in which recent events are parodied

23 Grime (N)  Page 104  Dirt, soot, or other filthy matter

24  Page 104 **  Abandoned, forlorn, deserted  Forsaken towns are always pretty creepy; there’s no one around, and they feel like a dust town. Forsaken (adj)

25 Muck (N)  Page 105  Moist farmyard dung, decaying vegetable matter

26  Page 113***  Blurred or dimmed; indistinct; unclear  The old photograph of the grandparents was so bleary and blurry that I couldn’t tell which was the grandma and which was the grandpa! Bleary (adj)

27  Page 121  A person who moves from place to place to get work, especially a farm laborer Migrant (N)

28  Page 135  Extremely, excessively, or completely dry (or thirtsy)  After climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, I was pretty parched from not having enough water breaks. My tongue felt like sandpaper and my lips were cracked. Parched (adj)

29  Page 148  Easily damaged or destroyed; fragile; frail  I always thought it would be funny if a package came and it said “brittle” instead of “fragile” on it. It’s more fun to say. Brittle (adj)

30  Page 157  Burnt or reduced to charcoal; burn or scorched slightly (an object)  Once graduated from high school, my brother and his friends had a bonfire, turning their notes into charred rubble. Charred (adj)

31  Page 157  Bent or twisted out of shape  The warped fork was unable to pick up any of my spaghetti noodles since the prongs were no longer in the correct shape. Warped (adj)

32  Page 161  Likely to fall or collapse; shaky; TOTTERY  The rickety rocking chair from the 1500s did not seem like it could hold my weight, so I didn’t even attempt to sit. Rickety (adj)

33  Page 163  The act of moving along in an orderly succession or ceremonial manner  Walking down the aisle in a wedding procession is something that many girls dream about for their whole lives. Procession (n)

34  Page 164  The state of being in urgent or dire need of something  Billie Jo’s town was in such a state of desperation, they used the sugar from the moonshiners to make goodies and food. Desperation (n)

35  Page 165  The friendly reception and treatment of guests and strangers  Phoebe did not think that Sal had exceptional hospitality at her house until Sal offered her own bed for Phoebe. Hospitality (n)

36  Page 195  Resentment; a feeling of deep anger  The bitterness he felt after his father sold the land out from under him cause the son to not speak to his father for 10 years. Bitterness (n)

37  Page 202  Like a detached thistle blowing in the wind.  The epiphany of a western movie is seeing a tumbleweed blowing across the screen. Tumbleweed (n)

38  Page 209  Of diversifying color or shade; spotted, blotched  The mottled skin of the young woman showed that she went through a horrific house fire when she was younger. Mottled (adj)

39  Page 226  The act or process of varying or changing  The amount of diversification of a science experiment can change the outcome immensely. Diversification (n)

40  226  Normally a noun, but in the book it is an adjective. This term is now very outdated.  Engagement (gift)  Giving a woman a ring shows the promise to marry or wed that woman. It is also known as a betrothal. Betrothal (adj)

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