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"Stargirl," Vocabulary from the Introduction-Chapter 7

Not one to jump onto the bandwagon, Stargirl has a little wagon of her own, in which she keeps stones that remind her of the good things that happen. At first, this strange but happy attitude charms...
flourish, slouch, strut, absurdity, hoax, variant, outrageous, serenade, hover, more...
40 words

"Things Fall Apart," Vocabulary from Part One: Chapters 1-5

Immerse yourself in the words of Chinua Achebe's 1958 novel, which has been hailed as a milestone for African literature. Here are links to all our word lists for the novel: Part One: Chapters 1-5,...
severe, stammer, improvident, prowess, discern, suppressed, imperious, emissary, perpetual, more...
30 words

Terry Pratchett (1948-2015) Tribute List

Terry Pratchett, creator of the Discworld series of novels, died on March 12, 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease at the age of 66. The Discworld series is 40 books long, but pick up any...
ineffable, genteel, foible, infidel, cynicism, concatenation, hamper, facet, erratic, more...
10 words

"The Tale of Despereaux," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-15

The subtitle tells more about the Newbery Medal-winning tale by Kate DiCamillo: "Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread." This list tells even more about the desperate...
ordeal, diplomat, despair, shard, intent, sibling, scurry, indignant, destined, more...
40 words

"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
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