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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...
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"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

"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...
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"The Perks of Being a Wallflower," Vocabulary from Part 1

As you read Stephen Chbosky's "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," learn these word lists for the novel: Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4-Epilogue
generic, regret, specialist, eventually, consistent, incidentally, differentiate, mutton chop, corpulent, more...
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"Native Son," Vocabulary from Book 1

As you read Richard Wright's "Native Son," learn these word lists for the novel: Book 1 , Book 2 , Book 3
mercy, ignorance, gallows, reckon, taboo, pensive, adulation, compel, linger, more...
35 words

"Small Steps," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-9

As you read Louis Sachar's "Small Steps," learn these word lists for the novel: Chapters 1-9 , Chapters 10-18 , Chapters 19-29 , Chapters 30-36
reputation, aback, recidivism, annoying, confidential, resent, classy, sassy, critique, more...
35 words

"Dead End in Norvelt," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-7

As you read Jack Gantos's "Dead End in Norvelt," learn these word lists for the novel: Chapters 1-7 , Chapters 8-14 , Chapters 15-21 , Chapters 22-28
camouflage, erect, elegant, swag, rile, vital, scold, notch, fuse, more...
40 words
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