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Vocabulary from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014)

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez died on April 17, 2014. A novelist, short story writer and poet of boundless imagination, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Here is a list...
sequester, lucid, oblige, abject, artifice, decrepitude, lethargy, grandeur, ignominious, more...
10 words

Vocabulary from an Excerpt from the "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt is not the most prolific writer, having only written three books since her debut in 1992 . Each of her novels, however, has been an event. Her writing manages to accomplish what few...
clangor, probity, privation, austerity, avert, congenial, stark, balk, affable, more...
25 words

"The Omnivore's Dilemma," Vocabulary from the Introduction-Part 1

As you read Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat (Young Readers' Edition)," learn these word lists: Introduction-Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4-Afterword
irrigation, toxic, manure, omnivore, bounty, resistant, patent, diversity, emerge, more...
25 words

"The Milagro Beanfield War," Vocabulary from the Prologue-Part 1

As you read John Nichols' "The Milagro Beanfield War," learn these word lists for the novel: Prologue-Part 1 , Part 2 , Parts 3-4 , Part 5-Epilogue
untenable, befuddled, tintinnabulation, germane, peon, remuneration, malevolent, indentured, tutelage, more...
35 words

"God Sees the Truth, But Waits," Vocabulary from the short story

As you read Leo Tolstoy's "God Sees the Truth, But Waits" (etext found here ), learn this word list for the short story.
riotous, spree, adjoin, samovar, alight, stammer, betray, enquiry, despair, more...
30 words

"The Open Boat," Vocabulary from the short story

As you read Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat" (etext found here ), learn this word list for the short story. Here are links to our lists for texts by Crane: The Open Boat , The Red Badge of Courage
dejection, surmount, tumultuous, wrath, capsize, wallow, subtle, cynical, impetuous, more...
35 words

"Dr. Heidegger's Experiment," Vocabulary from the short story

As you read Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" (etext found here ), learn this word list for the short story. Here are links to our lists for texts by Hawthorne: Dr. Heidegger's...
venerable, melancholy, mendicant, brood, obscure, scandalous, festoon, ponderous, forbear, more...
35 words

"A Long Walk to Water," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-3

As you read Linda Sue Park's "A Long Walk to Water," learn this word list that focuses on war. Here are links to our lists for the novel: Chapters 1-3 , Chapters 4-8 , Chapters 9-13 , Chapter 14-Notes
aimless, opinion, hunch, urgent, rebel, scattered, scramble, veer, tense, more...
25 words
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