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Vocabulary from the Wisdom and Work of Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014)

Nadine Gordimer died on July 13, 2014 at the age of 90. A novelist and activist, Gordimer wrote powerfully about South Africa during Apartheid and after, about what had changed, and what still had yet...
indifferent, puritan, utopia, heretical, abstraction, archaic, inextricable, ineffable, flambeau, more...
15 words

"Hunger of Memory," Vocabulary from the Prologue-Chapter 1: Aria

As you read the autobiographical "Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez," learn these word lists: Prologue-Chapter 1: Aria , Chapter 2: The Achievement of Desire , Chapter 3: Credo ,...
alumna, bilingual, notorious, dupe, indelible, gullible, parable, guttural, feigned, more...
25 words

"Once Upon a Time," Vocabulary from the short story

As you read Nadine Gordimer's "Once Upon a Time," learn this word list. Here are links to lists for texts in Grade 9's Collection 1: A Quilt of a Country , Once Upon a Time , Rituals of Memory , The...
distend, rime, arrhythmia, epicenter, foundation, profound, itinerant, intention, fanlight, more...
20 words

"The Outsiders," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-2

As you read S. E. Hinton's "The Outsiders," learn these word lists for the novel: Chapters 1-2 , Chapters 3-4 , Chapters 5-6 , Chapters 7-8 , Chapters 9-10 , Chapters 11-12 , Author?s Note and...
consider, conscious, perspiration, suffocate, sympathetic, acquire, unfathomable, organized, suspicious, more...
15 words

"Kidnapped," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-6

As you read Robert Louis Stevenson's "Kidnapped" (etext found here ), learn these word lists for the novel: Chapters 1-6 , Chapters 7-15 , Chapters 16-24 , Chapters 25-30
behoove, prospect, heresy, circumspect, blithe, conscience, tremulous, kiln, dapper, more...
35 words

"Flowers for Algernon," Vocabulary from Progress Reports 1-11

As you read Daniel Keyes' "Flowers for Algernon," learn these word lists for the novel: Progress Reports 1-11 , Progress Reports 12-15 , Progress Reports 16-17
consciousness, errand, outstrip, bother, upset, ignorant, intently, unaccustomed, interim, more...
35 words

"Cat's Eye," Vocabulary from Parts 1-5

As you read Margaret Atwood's "Cat's Eye," learn these word lists for the novel: Parts 1-5 , Parts 6-10 , Parts 11-15
nonchalance, repugnance, utilitarianism, pretentious, tawdry, undulate, carapace, pallid, truncated, more...
35 words

"Outliers," Vocabulary from Introduction-Chapter 2

As you read Malcolm Gladwell's nonfiction "Outliers: The Story of Success," learn these word lists: Introduction-Chapter 2 , Chapters 3-5 , Chapters 6-7 , Chapter 8-Epilogue
literate, compatriot, immigrant, fractious, dialect, ulcer, typical, egalitarian, skepticism, more...
35 words
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