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"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

"Divergent," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-9

In the first book of the trilogy by Veronica Roth, sixteen-year-old Beatrice is faced with a decision that would affect the rest of her life. Choose to learn this list, because it can transform you....
aptitude, jostle, antagonistic, demeanor, exodus, supersede, signify, duress, irrational, more...
35 words

"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," Vocabulary from the short story

Rikki-tikki-tavi is one of many animal characters that star in "The Jungle Book" (etext found here)?a collection of stories and songs by Rudyard Kipling. This list highlights the role of a mongoose in...
bungalow, scuttle, motto, immensely, attend, veranda, splendid, rage, manage, more...
30 words

"Frankenstein," Vocabulary from Letter 1-Chapter 4

See the words that Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley used to bring her nightmare to life, and discover who Frankenstein really is and how he fits the subtitle of "The Modern Prometheus" (etext found here)....
enterprise, surpass, phenomenon, satiate, expedition, ascertain, ardor, industrious, astonishment, more...
30 words

"The Westing Game," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-7

Where there is a will, there is a motive to solve a murder. In a mystery awarded the Newbery Medal, Ellen Raskin pairs up sixteen different characters to figure out the clues left by Samuel W....
luxury, tenant, authentic, grapple, corpse, asylum, facade, podiatrist, ulcer, more...
35 words

"Farewell to Manzanar," Vocabulary from the Foreword-Part 1

The subtitle of the nonfiction narrative written by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston is "a true story of Japanese American experience during and after the World War II internment." The...
impact, armada, ransack, saboteur, turbulent, futile, persecute, ambush, humiliate, more...
35 words

"Escape from Camp 14," Vocabulary from the Preface-Chapter 4

Subtitled "One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West," the biography by Blaine Harden recounts the life of Shin Dong-hyuk, who was born in a total-control zone prison camp....
redemption, elite, security, remedial, vigilance, edification, mandatory, endure, unveil, more...
40 words

"Endangered," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-5

In a story set in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eliot Schrefer plunges readers into the heart of darkness where chimpanzees need protection, presidents are assassinated, and fourteen-year-old...
random, maim, dedicate, fluent, wince, toddle, fragile, sanctuary, tunic, more...
35 words
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