The Giver

An intriguing book by Lois Lowry
definitions & notes only words
  1. acquire
    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
  2. acquired
    gotten through environmental forces
  3. adequate
    having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
  4. adequately
    in a sufficient manner
  5. adhere
    stick to firmly
  6. adherence
    the property of sticking together
  7. adjective
    the word class that qualifies nouns
  8. advance
    move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
  9. anxiously
    with anxiety or apprehension
  10. appeal
    earnest or urgent request
  11. appear
    come into sight or view
  12. applaud
    clap one's hands or shout to indicate approval
  13. appointment
    a meeting arranged in advance
  14. appointment
    a meeting arranged in advance
  15. apprehensive
    in fear or dread of possible evil or harm
  16. aptitude
    inherent ability
  17. attentive
    taking heed
  18. awed
    inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence
  19. barely
    in a sparse or scanty way
  20. beckon
    summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture
  21. capacity
    capability to perform or produce
  22. certain
    established beyond doubt or question; definitely known
  23. certainly
    definitely or positively
  24. churn
    a vessel to separate butterfat from buttermilk
  25. churn
    a vessel to separate butterfat from buttermilk
  26. concerned
    feeling or showing worry or solicitude
  27. confide
    reveal in private; tell confidentially
  28. designed
    done or made or performed with purpose and intent
  29. disappointment
    dissatisfaction when expectations are not realized
  30. disgrace
    a state of dishonor
  31. disposition
    your usual mood
  32. distraught
    deeply agitated especially from emotion
  33. element
    a substance that cannot be separated into simpler substances
  34. enhance
    increase
  35. established
    brought about or set up or accepted
  36. eventually
    after an unspecified period of time or a long delay
  37. fascinated
    having your attention fixated as though by a spell
  38. fidget
    move restlessly
  39. firmly
    with firmness
  40. fortunate
    having unexpected good luck
  41. fret
    be agitated or irritated
  42. impatient
    restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition
  43. importance
    the quality of being worthy of note
  44. inconvenience
    the quality of not being useful
  45. insight
    clear or deep perception of a situation
  46. intrigue
    a crafty and involved plot to achieve your ends
  47. ironic
    displaying incongruity between what is expected and what is
  48. midday
    when the morning ends and the afternoon begins
  49. murmur
    a low continuous indistinct sound
  50. navigational
    of or relating to navigation
  51. nurture
    provide with nourishment
  52. observation
    the act of taking a patient look
  53. observation
    the act of taking a patient look
  54. observed
    discovered or determined by scientific observation
  55. occur
    come to pass
  56. overwhelming
    very intense
  57. palpable
    capable of being perceived
  58. palpable
    capable of being perceived
  59. participate
    be involved in
  60. patient
    enduring trying circumstances with even temper
  61. ponder
    reflect deeply on a subject
  62. populated
    furnished with inhabitants
  63. preferred
    more desirable than another
  64. preparation
    setting in order in advance some act or purpose
  65. prior
    earlier in time
  66. prominent
    conspicuous in position or importance
  67. rasping
    unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
  68. reassure
    cause to feel confident
  69. reassured
    having confidence restored; freed from anxiety
  70. remove
    take something away as by lifting, pushing, or taking off
  71. revolve
    turn on or around an axis or a center
  72. ritual
    the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
  73. selection
    the act of choosing
  74. shudder
    tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
  75. straightforward
    pointed directly ahead
  76. supplementary
    functioning in a supporting capacity
  77. sympathetically
    in a sympathetic manner
  78. transgression
    the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle
  79. unspeakable
    defying expression or description
  80. unsteady
    not firmly or solidly positioned
  81. upturn
    an upward movement or trend as in business activity
  82. upturned
    having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom
  83. usage
    the act of employing