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Giver Vocabulary Ch 11- 16. What does frigid mean? When he felt the frigid air, he wished he had his jacket.

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1 Giver Vocabulary Ch

2 What does frigid mean? When he felt the frigid air, he wished he had his jacket.

3 Frigid- very cold When he felt the frigid air, he wished he had his jacket.

4 Torrent? The whirling torrent of crystals fell around him and gathered on his hands.

5 Torrent- a heavy downpour The whirling torrent of crystals fell around him and gathered on his hands. Torrential rains

6 tentatively Tentatively he opened his eyes, afraid of what he would see. I was tentative when I walked the tight rope.

7 Tentatively-uncertain, hesitant Tentatively he opened his eyes, afraid of what he would see.

8 What does obsolete mean? Nobody uses pagers or typewriters anymore; they’re obsolete.

9 Obsolete- no longer in use Nobody uses pagers anymore; they’re obsolete.

10 Perceive You should be able to perceive a teacher’s mood without being told.

11 Perceive- to become aware of though the senses You should be able to perceive a teacher’s mood without being told.

12 admonished He was aware of his own admonition not to discuss his training. I admonished my child for forgetting to empty the trash.

13 Admonition- a reminder of a forgotten task or duty admonished verb. He was aware of his own admonition not to discuss his training.

14 capacity She had the capacity to learn advanced math since she was good with multiplication.

15 Capacity- ability to learn She had the capacity to learn advanced math since she was good with multiplication.

16 precise You have to be precise when doing math. A doctor needs to be precise when doing surgery.

17 Precise- exact You have to be precise when doing math.

18 Conclusion- the end or finish “You’ve come quickly to that conclusion,” she said.

19 Chaos? The gathering was full of chaos with children running wild.

20 Chaos- confusion The gathering was full of chaos with children running wild.

21 Invigorating. The invigorating, refreshing spring air energized him.

22 Invigorating- refreshing; stimulating The invigorating spring air energized him.

23 assuage It was not enough to assuage the pain he was feeling. I tried to assuage my students’ fears, telling them not to worry.

24 Assuage- to relieve assuage- to relieve It was not enough to assuage the pain he was feeling.

25 excruciating The prisoners first felt excruciating hunger before they died of starvation.

26 Excruciating- agonizing; extremely painful The prisoners first felt excruciating hunger before they died of starvation.

27 ominous Nothing could be changed; it was ominous. The ominous, dark sky hinted at the upcoming storm.

28 Ominous- unfavorable; threatening The ominous, dark sky threatened our picnic.

29 placidly Gabriel hugged his hippo placidly as he lay quietly in his crib. Lake Placid is serene and calm.

30 Placidly- peacefully Gabriel hugged his hippo placidly as he lay in his crib.

31 contorted The Giver looked up, his face contorted with suffering. Gustavo was contorted in pain and he limped off to the nurse’s office.

32 Contorted- twisted; disfigured The Giver looked up, his face contorted with suffering.

33 ecstatic Jonas had an ecstatic memory of riding a gleaming brown horse.

34 Ecstatic- overjoyed Jonas had an ecstatic memory of riding a gleaming brown horse.

35 Optimistic- hopeful; expecting the best The Nurturers were very optimistic about Gabriel’s future.

36 Giver Vocabulary Ch 17-23

37 Permeated- spread or flowed throughout His new feelings permeated a greater realm than simply in his sleep.

38 Surged- increased suddenly Happiness surged within Jonas.

39 Dejected- depressed “Me,” Jonas said in a dejected, sad voice.

40 Gravely- requiring serious thought “You must stay away from the river,” The Giver said gravely.

41 Wretched- miserable The look on Jonas’s face was wretched, filled with pain.

42 Successor- one who comes next He was the successor to the Giver. RECEIVER

43 Efficient- done with a minimum of waste She’s very efficient at her work; she was the first one done.

44 Apparent- visible, easily seen Jonas’s absence was apparent by midday.

45 Emphatically- expressed forcefully “Yes we did!” she agreed emphatically.

46 Fugitives- people running away The fugitives slept through the first, dangerous day

47 Vigilant- alert, watchful He was vigilant during the night because he did not want to get caught.

48 Subtle- indirect; faint It was hard to see change the change; it was very subtle. Perfume and cologne should be subtle, not overpowering.

49 Exquisite- lovely Jonas never felt such simple moments of exquisite happiness.

50 Impeded- stopped progress He was impeded by the snow and his lack of strength.


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