"Another Place, Another Time," Vocabulary from the short story

As you read Cory Doctorow's "Another Place, Another Time," learn this word list. Here are links to lists for texts in Grade 7's Collection 2: The People Could Fly, The Song of Wandering Aengus and Sonnet 43, Magic and the Brain, Another Place, Another Time, Sorry, Wrong Number

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  1. eloquence
    powerful and effective language
  2. schooner
    sailing vessel used in former times
  3. gale
    a strong wind moving 45-90 knots
  4. maroon
    leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue
  5. judicious
    marked by the exercise of common sense in practical matters
  6. bioluminescent
    (of living organisms) emitting light
  7. igneous rock
    rock formed by the solidification of molten magma
  8. handcar
    a small railroad car propelled by hand or by a small motor
  9. spyglass
    a small refracting telescope
  10. sextant
    an instrument for measuring angular distance
  11. shroud
    cover as if with a burial garment
  12. intricate
    having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate
  13. converge
    move or draw together at a certain location
  14. succumb
    be fatally overwhelmed
  15. infinite
    having no limits or boundaries in time or space
Created on July 2, 2014 (updated July 4, 2014)

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