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1 Where the Red Fern Grows Chapters 1-3 Vocabulary

2 1. Boiled: p.1 (verb) To be filled with rage or passion Synonyms: angry; agitated The sea boiled in the storm. The dogs “boiled out of an alley, turned, and headed straight toward me” (p.1).

3 2. Coaxing: p.2 (verb) To persuade; to try to persuade someone by pleading or flattering with compliments or gestures. Synonyms: persuade; entice We coaxed the secret from him. “He bowed his head and his long, red tail started thumping the ground. I kept coaxing” (p. 2).

4 3. Dormant: p. 3 (adjective) In a state of sleep; something that is inactive or lifeless. Synonyms: inactive; sleeping “It’s strange indeed how memories can lie dormant in a man’s mind for so many years” (p.3).

5 4. Fared p. 8 (verb) To get along; to turn out; go (how something turns out) Synonyms: get along; turn out “I didn’t give up. After my talk with Papa, I went to Mama. I fared no better there” (p. 8).

6 5. Grieve: p. 9 (verb) To cause to be sorrowful; great distress, to feel deep sadness or to mourn Synonyms: mourn; depressed “I never saw a boy grieve like that. It’s not right, not right at all”(p. 9).

7 6. Squalling: p.11 (verb) A loud, harsh, outcry. It can also be a violent windstorm. Synonyms: cry; wail “Samie told her with his spitting and squalling” (p. 11).

8 7. Deliberately p. 13 (adjective) On purpose; decided with a purpose Synonyms: intentionally; knowingly; on purpose “I was firmly convinced that a smart old coon had deliberately poked that stick in my trap” (p. 13).

9 8. Hoe: p. 17 (noun) A tool with a flat blade and a long handle. It is used for weeding, cultivating, and breaking up soil. “Throwing down my hoe, I ran down to the river and waded (walked through water) across at a place called the Shannon Ford” (p. 17).

10 9. Dumbfounded: p.21 (verb) To strike as dumb (lacking the ability to speak or talk) to be astonished, shocked, or amazed Synonyms: astounded; confused, shocked “Grandpa was dumbfounded. He tried to say something, but it wouldn’t come out” (p ).

11 10. Festered: p. 17 (verb) To become a source of irritation Synonyms: aggravate; bother The words festered inside my brain until they came out rapidly, like ‘word vomit’ and I couldn’t control them.

12 SAMPLE FLASH CARD FRONT OF FLASH CARD/PAPER VOCABULARY WORD Student Name BACK OF FLASH CARD/PAPER VOCABULARY PART OF SPEECH AND DEFINTION SENTENCE USING THE WORD IN CONTEXT

13 SAMPLE FLASH CARD DUMBFOUNDED Melissa Stauss (verb) To strike as dumb (lacking the ability to speak or talk) to be astonished, shocked, or amazed “Grandpa was dumbfounded. He tried to say something, but it wouldn’t come out” (p ). FRONT BACK

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