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"Gathering Blue," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-5

The second in "The Giver Quartet" by Lois Lowry, the novel has similar dystopian themes, but the setting and main character are deliberate contrasts. Gather some clues from this list as to how...
supple, willful, diminish, bicker, devour, reluctant, deter, curt, cringe, more...
35 words

"The Autobiography of Malcolm X," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-4

"The Autobiography of Malcolm X" bears witness to the gradual development of a revolutionary consciousness that endeavored to change the world. Learn these word lists for the autobiography: Chapters...
dedicated, exhort, revile, harass, belligerent, afflicted, mulatto, complacent, militant, more...
35 words

"Brave New World," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-6

In the futuristic World State created by Aldous Huxley, everybody is happy because all physical desires are fulfilled. But the price of this happiness is the lack of free will. Take a tour through...
soliloquize, callow, burgeon, centrifugal, enumerate, ingenuous, mutation, predestined, caustic, more...
40 words

"Pygmalion," Vocabulary from the Preface-Act 1

According to the Roman poet Ovid, Pygmalion was a king who was so disgusted by the real women around him that he decided to carve his ideal out of ivory. He fell in love with his creation and prayed...
despise, accessible, phonetic, derisive, decipher, contempt, raillery, didactic, accent, more...
30 words

Philip Levine (1928-2015) Tribute List

The poet Philip Levine died on Feb. 14, 2015 at the age of 87. A two-time National Book Award winner, Pulitzer Prize recipient, and former U.S. Poet Laureate, Levine cast a wide net when looking for...
austerity, inertia, eulogy, dominion, penitent, quaint, gingerly, palatable, rebuke, more...
10 words

André Brink (1935-2015) Tribute List

André Brink, the celebrated South African novelist, died on February 6th at the age of 79. Brink's fiction is credited with reaching out to of Afrikaaners, the controlling white majority under the...
exuberant, refuge, fleeting, preposterous, superfluity, apathetic, abyss, conspiracy, incomparable, more...
12 words

"To Kill a Mockingbird," Vocabulary from Ch's 1-6

As you read Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1960), learn these word lists: Ch's 1-6, Ch's 7-11, Ch's 12-15, Ch's 16-19, Ch's 20-25, and Ch's 26-31.
consult, unsullied, satisfactory, tyrannical, absence, revelation, concede, employ, decline, more...
25 words

"Burning Blue," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-15

On the surface, the title of the novel by Paul Griffin refers to the acid that burns the face of a beautiful and wealthy high school girl. But as the narrator hacks deeper to discover who is behind...
sublime, ricochet, impromptu, reflexive, writhing, torso, omission, elasticity, resistant, more...
40 words
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