Directions: Chapters 1-3 • As we go through each slide, write down the definitions next to the words. • Either later in class or for HW, you will have to write sentences for each word. • You may not use the same sentence I used!
Chapter 1, #1- Shudder Definition: To quiver in fear. Sentence: As I thought about the ghost I saw in the attic, I shuddered and felt a chill slowly move up my spine.
#2- Harrumphed Definition: Laughing or smirking sarcastically Sentence: When Charles told me he was going to the prom with the most popular girl in school, I harrumphed in disbelief.
#3- Umpteenth Definition: Numerous times Sentence: “For the umpteenth time, clean your room!” Screamed Mom.
Chapter 2, #1- Crouch Definition: To bend down with your arms and legs close to your body Sentence: He crouched behind a bush so that the scary bear wouldn’t see him.
#2- Skillet Definition: A frying pan. Sentence: I used a skillet to make an egg and mushroom omelet this morning.
#3- Superstition Definition: A belief that is not rooted in fact. Sentence: One popular superstition is that you will get seven years of bad luck if you open an umbrella inside of a house.
Chapter 3, #1- Skittish Definition: jittery or nervous Sentence: I get very skittish around spiders, because I am terrified of them.
#2- Deserted Definition: empty or barren Sentence: I went back to school at 5:00pm to get my math book and it was completely deserted; I did not see a single person.
Directions: Chapters 4-6 • As we go through each slide, write down the definitions next to the words. • Either later in class or for HW, you will have to write sentences for each word. • You may not use the same sentence I used!
Chapter 4, #1- Beseechingly Definition: To ask for eagerly Sentence: “Can I please, please, please go to the school dance, Mom?” I asked beseechingly.
#2- Hover Definition: To linger about; to be suspended in the air Sentence: My little brother always hovers over me when I am chatting online; he is so nosy!
#3- Scurry Definition: To move about quickly Sentence: The mouse scurried from one end of the room to the other, determined to get to the cheese as quickly as possible.
Chapter 6, #1- Auction Definition: A public sale where competitive bidding determines the owner Sentence: I placed the highest bid for the One Direction tickets at the auction so I won them!
Chapter 6, #2- Retrieve Definition: To recover or regain Sentence: My dog, Pebbles, is great at playing “fetch”. He always retrieves the ball, no matter how far I throw it!
Directions: Chapters 7-10 • As we go through each slide, write down the definitions next to the words. • Either later in class or for HW, you will have to write sentences for each word. • You may not use the same sentence I used!
Chapter 7, #1- Linger Definition: To stay or remain in a place longer than expected Sentence: I thought the strange boy would finally go away, but he just kept lingering around me.
#2- Fatigue Definition: Weariness Sentence: After a long day of school, soccer practice, and babysitting for my neighbor, fatigue took over and I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow.
Chapter 8, #1- Tentatively Definition: With caution Sentence: I tentatively opened the mysterious box, hoping that spiders wouldn’t pop out and attack me!
#2- Apparatus Definition: A complex combination of machinery, tools, etc. Sentence: I don’t understand how to use this photocopying apparatus, there are too many parts and it is too confusing.
#3- Blubbered Definition: To weep noisily Sentence: When my father told me I wasn’t allowed to go to the mall, I whined and blubbered for hours.
Chapter 9, #1- Reluctantly Definition: To do something unwillingly Sentence: Even though I would rather play video games, I reluctantly did the dishes so that my grandma would stop yelling at me.
#2- Irritable Definition: Easily annoyed Sentence: I get very irritable when people poke me to get my attention- why can’t they raise their hands?
#Chapter 10, 1- Incredulous Definition: Skeptical or non-believing Sentence: The boy grew incredulous when he learned about all the unbelievable things that happen in America.
#2- Guffaw Definition: To laugh loudly; a burst of loud laughter. Sentence: I couldn’t help but guffaw when my sister tripped down the stairs; what a klutz!
Directions: Chapters 11-14 • As we go through each slide, write down the definitions next to the words. • Either later in class or for HW, you will have to write sentences for each word. • You may not use the same sentence I used!
Chapter 11, #1- Unseasonably Definition: Untimely or inappropriately Sentence: It was unseasonably warm for October; I was sweating while walking home from school!
Chapter 12, #1- Theoretically Definition: hypothetically, possibly Sentence: It is theoretically possible for someone to get straight A’s for their whole school career, but it is unlikely.
Chapter 13, #1- Hibernating Definition: To withdraw or stay in seclusion Sentence: Since the bear was hibernating all winter, he hadn’t seen his other animal friends in months!
Chapter 13, #2- Sanctuary Definition: A safe haven Sentence: My bedroom is my sanctuary because it is the one place where I feel safe, comfortable, and happy.
Chapter 13, #3- Telepathy Definition: Communication between minds without speaking or writing Sentence: Sometimes I think my mom has the gift of telepathy because she can always read my mind!
Chapter 13, #4- Reckless Definition: To be unconcerned with danger or consequences. Sentence: His reckless driving led to a speeding ticket.
Chapter 14, #1- Pristine Definition: Extremely clean; uncorrupted or unpolluted Sentence: My mom handed me the broom and told me the kitchen better be pristine by the time she got back home.
Chapter 14, #2- Vague Definition: Lacking in detail Sentence: My answer on the quiz was vague and lacking in detail so I lost points.
Chapter 15, #1- Rally Definition: An organized protest Sentence: My sister organized a rally to protest unfair amount of homework being given.
Chapter 15, #2- Taboo Definition: Something deemed inappropriate or unacceptable by society. Sentence: It is considered a huge taboo to make fun of other people’s differences.
Chapter 15, #3- Prissy Definition: Very prim and proper Sentence: The prissygirl refused to play in the sandbox with the other kids because she didn’t want to get her hands dirty.
Chapter 15, #4- Bribery Definition: Accepting or giving money or valuable inappropriately. Sentence: My brother offered to give me money to not tell on him to my mother, but I knew that was bribery.
Chapter 16, #1- Propaganda Definition: The spreading of information or rumors. Sentence: Politicians oftenrelease negative propagandaabout the people they arerunning against.
Chapter 17, #1- Nonchalantly Definition: casually or discretely Sentence: Since Steve didn’t want his mom to see the bad grade on his test, he nonchalantly slid the paper into his binder so that she wouldn’t see it.
Chapter 17, #2- Flippantly Definition: disrespectfully or shallow Sentence: When Miss Rego asked Billy Bob if he studied for the quiz, he rolled her eyes and flippantly replied, “Um… No.”
Chapter 18, #1- Triumphant Definition: Victorious Sentence: The triumphantcries of the World Cup winning team could be heard throughout the stadium.
Chapter 18, #2- Sarcastic Definition: bitter or ironic joking Sentence: His sarcastic remarks about my flute-playing “mastery” made me feel worse about how I awful I play.
Chapter 19, #1- Famine Definition: an extreme scarcity of food Sentence: Many third-world countries suffer from famine, and people are desperate to find ways to grow or buy more food.
Chapter 19, #2- Annihilation Definition: complete destruction Sentence: My amazing video game skills led to the annihilation of the entire enemy army.
Chapter 19, #3- Malnourished Definition: underfed; lacking in nutrition Sentence: The abandoned puppy was malnourished, so we slowly nursed and fed him back to health.
Chapter 19, #4- Genocide Definition: The deliberate extermination of a group Sentence: The Holocaust is a sad example of genocide, became the Nazi army targeted certain large groups.
Chapter 20, #1- Abnormal Definition: Irregular Sentence: It is abnormal for the weather to be very cold inAugust.
Chapter 20, #2- Grimace Definition: A facial expression that indicates disapproval or pain Sentence: I grimaced when my dad told me I would have extra chores this week because of my bad behavior.