Giver Vocabulary Ch 11- 16

Giver Vocabulary Ch 11- 16 What does frigid mean? When he felt the frigid air, he wished he had his jacket.

Frigid- very cold When he felt the frigid air, he wished he had his jacket. nevertheless

It was frigid outside; nevertheless, I wasnt cold. It was frigid outside; nonetheless, inside it was warm.

Torrent? The whirling torrent of crystals fell around him and gathered on his hands. Torrent- a heavy downpour

The whirling torrent of crystals fell around him and gathered on his hands. Torrential rains

tentatively Tentatively he opened his eyes, afraid of what he would see. I was tentative when I walked

the tight rope. Tentative- uncertain, cautious, nervous Antonym brave, certain, fearless,

confident, I was tentative to talk to my teacher; nevertheless, I grew confident after some time. I was tentative to talk to my teacher; nonetheless, I grew confident after some

time. Confident, fearless I was tentative about being alone; however, I grew confident after time.

Tentatively-uncertain, hesitant Tentatively he opened his eyes, afraid of what he would see.

What does obsolete mean? Nobody uses pagers or typewriters anymore; theyre obsolete.

obsolete Typewriters, flip phones, beepers, record players, black and white tvs, rotary phones, pay phones, pagers

however Walkmens have become obsolete; however, i phones are used daily to play music.

Obsolete Antonym: necessary, needed, essential, on the other hand. obsolete=no longer in use

Typewriters are obsolete; however, computers are essential Typewriters are obsolete; on the other hand, computers are essential. Typewriters are obsolete, but computers are essential.

Obsolete- no longer in use Nobody uses pagers anymore; theyre obsolete.

Perceive You should be able to perceive a teachers mood without being told. Perceive- to become aware of

though the senses You should be able to perceive a teachers mood without being told. perceive

Antonym: clueless, oblivious, unaware on the other hand or on the contrary I perceived the danger; on the contrary, my child seemed

oblivious to unfolding crime. admonished He was aware of his own admonition not to discuss his

training. I admonished my child for forgetting to empty the trash. Admonition- a reminder of a

forgotten task or duty admonished verb. He was aware of his own admonition not to discuss his training.

capacity She had the capacity to learn advanced math since she was good with multiplication.

Capacity- ability to learn She had the capacity to learn advanced math since she was good with multiplication.

precise You have to be precise when doing math. A doctor needs to be

precise when doing surgery. Precise- exact You have to be precise when doing math.

Conclusion- the end or finish Youve come quickly to that conclusion, she said.

Chaos? The gathering was full of chaos with children running wild.

Chaos- confusion The gathering was full of chaos with children running wild. Invigorating.

The invigorating, refreshing spring air energized him. Invigorating- refreshing; stimulating The invigorating spring air

energized him. assuage It was not enough to assuage the pain he was feeling.

I tried to assuage my students fears, telling them not to worry. assuage- to relieve It was not enough to assuage the

pain he was feeling. excruciating The prisoners first felt excruciating hunger before they

died of starvation. Excruciating- agonizing; extremely painful

The prisoners first felt excruciating hunger before they died of starvation.

ominous Nothing could be changed; it was ominous. The ominous, dark sky hinted at the upcoming

storm. Ominous- unfavorable; threatening The ominous, dark sky threatened our picnic.

placidly Gabriel hugged his hippo placidly as he lay quietly in his crib.

Lake Placid is serene and calm. Placidly- peacefully Gabriel hugged his hippo placidly

as he lay in his crib. contorted The Giver looked up, his face contorted with suffering.

Gustavo was contorted in pain and he limped off to the nurses office. Contorted- twisted; disfigured The Giver looked up, his face

contorted with suffering. ecstatic Jonas had an ecstatic memory of riding a gleaming brown horse.

Ecstatic- overjoyed Jonas had an ecstatic memory of riding a gleaming brown horse. Optimistic- hopeful; expecting the

best The Nurturers were very optimistic about Gabriels future. Giver Vocabulary Ch 17-23

Permeated- spread or flowed throughout His new feelings permeated a greater realm than simply in his

sleep. Surged- increased suddenly Happiness surged within Jonas.

Dejected- depressed Me, Jonas said in a dejected, sad voice. Gravely- requiring serious thought

You must stay away from the river, The Giver said gravely. Wretched- miserable The look on Jonass face was

wretched, filled with pain. Successor- one who comes next He was the successor to the Giver. RECEIVER

Efficient- done with a minimum of waste Shes very efficient at her work; she was the first one done.

Apparent- visible, easily seen Jonass absence was apparent by midday. Emphatically- expressed forcefully

Yes we did! she agreed emphatically. Fugitives- people running away The fugitives slept through the first,

dangerous day Vigilant- alert, watchful He was vigilant during the night because he did not want to get

caught. Subtle- indirect; faint It was hard to see change the change; it was very subtle.

Perfume and cologne should be subtle, not overpowering. Exquisite- lovely Jonas never felt such simple

moments of exquisite happiness. Impeded- stopped progress He was impeded by the snow and his lack of strength.

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