The Giver: Chapter 12, 13 18 words

  1. fret
    be agitated or irritated
    p. 88
    He's so fretful at night.
  2. admonition
    a firm rebuke
    p. 89
    He was very aware of his own admonition not to discuss this training.
  3. fleeting
    lasting for a markedly brief time
    p. 90
    This time it had been Fiona who had undergone that fleeting indescribably change.
  4. flustered
    thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)
    p. 91
    "I apologi--" Jonas began, and then stopped, flustered, remembering there were to be no apologies.
  5. sought
    being searched for
    p. 93
    He took a deep breath and sought the sled and the hill and the snow in his consciousness.
  6. consciousness
    an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation
    p. 93
    He took a deep breath and sought the sled and the hill and the snow in his consciousness.
  7. vibrant
    vigorous and animated
    p. 94
    Probably when you saw the faces take on color it wasn't as deep or vibrant as the apple, or your friend's hair.
  8. certainty
    the state of being certain
    p. 95
    The Giver looked startled at the certainty of Jonas's reaction.
  9. inaccurate
    not exact
    p. 98
    "My little brother--" he began, and then corrected himself. "No, that's inaccurate. He's not my brother, not really."
  10. absurdity
    a ludicrous folly
    p. 98
    "Or what if," he went on, almost laughing at the absurdity, "they chose their own jobs?"
  11. sinuous
    curved or curving in and out
    p. 100
    With its sinuous trunk it stroked the huge corpse; then it reached up, broke some leafy branches with a snap, and draped them over the mass of torn thick flesh.
  12. anguish
    extreme distress of body or mind
    p. 101
    He could still hear it when he opened his eyes and lay anguished on the bed where he received the memories.
  13. skeptical
    marked by or given to doubt
    p. 101
    "Right," she said, skeptically. "Sure, Jonas."
  14. indifferent
    showing no care or concern in attitude or action
    p. 101
    " 'Ccept your apology," Lily responded indifferently, stroking the lifeless elephant.
  15. vague
    not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished
    p. 104
    "Someplace out there--" He gestured vaguely with his arm.
  16. subside
    wear off or die down
    p. 104
    Finally it subsided as the memories were assimilated.
  17. assimilate
    make similar
    p. 104
    Finally it subsided as the memories were assimilated.
  18. embedded
    inserted as an integral part of a surrounding whole
    p. 106
    He watched the landscape for glimpses of the green that he knew was embedded in the shrubbery; when it came flickering into his consciousness, he focused upon it, keeping it there, darkening it, holding it in his vision as long as possible until his head hurt and he let it fade away.