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RETOLD BY PATRICIA CURTIS PFITSCH SWORD AND THE STONE
FORBIDDING Adj. -Something that is dangerous or threatening Synonyms-hostile, grim, bleak, unfriendly, dismal The abandoned house was forbidding and dark, so Olivia walked a different way home from school.
BATTLEMENT Noun- a defensive structure at the top of a castle wall used for shooting intruders. The knights climbed to the top of the battlement as the enemies approached the castle.
GUARDIAN Noun-a person who guards, protects, or preserves Synonyms-protector, caretaker My aunt was appointed guardian of the estate.
CHAOS Noun- a state of confusion or disorder Synonym-disorder, bedlam, pandemonium, commotion It was complete chaos when the tigers escaped from the zoo.
HEIR Noun-a person who inherits or is entitled to get something from another. Synonyms-successor, recipient, beneficiary Prince William is heir to the British throne.
PROCLAIMED Verb-to announce or declare in an official manner Synonyms-announced, declared, stated, said The referee proclaimed the winner of the coin toss.
PARCHMENT Noun- a stiff paper The Pilgrims wrote the Mayflower Compact on a piece of parchment.
DISMISS Verb- to give permission for a person to leave Synonym-let go, discharge We loaded the bus after my teacher dismissed us from class.
SOLARIUM Noun- a glass enclosed room, exposed to the suns rays (*Hint solar means having to do with the sun) We enjoyed sitting and reading in the solarium.
TUNIC Noun- a long, gown-like, garment Long ago, it was fashionable for men to wear tunics.
PREPARATION Noun-To prepare or plan in advance Synonyms-plan, get ready, arrange We had worked hard cleaning the house in preparation for my grandparent’s visit.
DISMOUNTED Verb-to get off of something; usually referring to getting off of a horse. After the horseback ride, the guide told us to dismount the horse.
ENCLOSURE Noun-something surrounded by a fence or wall. We kept our cows behind an enclosure to keep them from escaping.
SUSPICIONS Noun-The act of suspecting; to doubt or mistrust Synonyms-doubt, worry, misgivings I had my suspicions about the new boy, he didn’t seem to be very pleasant.
TOURNAMENT Noun- a game in which competitors compete in a series of events. Synonym-contest, event, match My cousin participated in a chess tournament last fall.
TENSION Noun- 1. the state of being stretched or strained. 2. mental or emotional strain Synonyms-strain, pressure There was a lot of tension in the room before FCAT testing began.