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1 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Key Vocabulary – Part 1 © Brent Coley 2008 |

2 See if you can correctly define the following vocabulary words.

3 If necessary, use the context clues from the sample sentences to help you.

4 hoax

5 hoax Sample Sentence: Don’t give your money to him. It may sound like a good deal, but it’s a hoax.

6 hoax Definition: n. A trick, especially a made-up story made to look like it’s true

7 dominion

8 dominion Sample Sentence: His dominion stretched from the western sea to the eastern forest.

9 dominion Definition: n. Territory under the control of one ruler or government

10 inquisitive

11 inquisitive Sample Sentence: My little brother is very inquisitive. He wants to know everything!

12 inquisitive Definition: adj. Curious; asking many questions

13 beckon

14 beckon Sample Sentence: I saw her beckon me from across the playground.

15 beckon Definition: v. To signal by motion of the head or hand

16 festoon

17 festoon Sample Sentence: She decorated the room for the party with a large festoon that hung on the wall.

18 festoon Definition: n. String or chain of flowers, ribbons, etc. hanging from a curve between two points

19 prophecy

20 prophecy Sample Sentence: The prophecy stated that one day the king would return and reclaim the land.

21 prophecy Definition: n. Something told about what will happen in the future

22 fraternize

23 fraternize Sample Sentence: Bill likes to fraternize with his friends on the weekend.

24 fraternize Definition: v. To be friendly; to act in a brotherly way (to hang out)

25 earnest

26 earnest Sample Sentence: Donating the money showed she was earnest.

27 earnest Definition: adj. Sincere; serious

28 reign

29 reign Sample Sentence: The king’s reign lasted 20 years.

30 reign Definition: n. Period of power of a ruler v. To rule

31 stammer

32 stammer Sample Sentence: I was so nervous when I began giving my speech, I started to stammer.

33 stammer Definition: v. To repeat the same sound while trying to speak; to hesitate in speaking

34 solemn

35 solemn Sample Sentence: The mood was very solemn at the funeral.

36 solemn Definition: adj. Serious

37 repulsive

38 repulsive Sample Sentence: Many children think that Brussels sprouts are repulsive.

39 repulsive Definition: adj. Causing strong dislike “Ugh! That’s gross!”

40 centaur

41 centaur Sample Sentence: The centaur was like no creature he had ever seen before.

42 centaur Definition: n. Creature with the head, arms, and chest of a man, and body and legs of a horse

43 venture

44 venture Sample Sentence: They didn’t want to venture outside because of the pouring rain.

45 venture Definition: v. To dare to come or go; to take a risk

46 gloat

47 gloat Sample Sentence: The opposing team gloated over their trophy after beating us in the final game.

48 gloat Definition: v. To think about or look at something with great satisfaction


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