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WONDER. Vocabulary: Set A: p. 1 – 40. petrified. Verb Extremely frightened; terrified; “frozen” in fear “I am pretty much totally and completely petrified.” (p.4) . Cleft palate. Noun Birth defect that results in an opening in the roof of the mouth and a deformity of the lips

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wonder

WONDER

Vocabulary:

Set A: p. 1 – 40

petrified
petrified
  • Verb
  • Extremely frightened; terrified; “frozen” in fear
  • “I am pretty much totally and completely petrified.” (p.4)
cleft palate
Cleft palate
  • Noun
  • Birth defect that results in an opening in the roof of the mouth and a deformity of the lips
  • “They told Mom and Dad I had a cleft palate.” (p.6)
anomaly
Anomaly
  • Noun
  • Irregularity; “glitch”; abnormality; something out of the ordinary
  • “They called it ‘small anomalies.’” (p6)
exaggerating
exaggerating
  • Verb
  • Overstating; embellishing; to make more noticeable
  • “I’m not exaggerating when I say this...” (p20)
literally
literally
  • Adverb
  • Truly; exactly; accurately; without exaggeration
  • “...my heart literally started beating like I’d just run the longest race in the world.” (p20)
precept
precept
  • Noun
  • A key idea or principle to live by
  • “PRECEPTS= RULES ABOUT REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS” Written by Mr. Browne on his chalkboard
besiege
besiege
  • Verb
  • to attack by surrounding with military

forces; to cause worry or trouble.

  • The soldiers decided to besiege the enemy at sunset.
compress
compress
  • Verb
  • to press together; to reduce in size or

volume

  • The editor asked the author to compress the 400 page novel into 200 pages.
denounce
denounce
  • Verb
  • To judge openly; to accuse formally
  • The principal denounced the bully’s behavior by taking away all privileges for the rest of the school year.
expressly
expressly
  • Adverb
  • plainly, in so many words; for a
  • particular purpose
  • Wearing a scarf and gloves was expressly wrong for the hot June day!
immense
immense
  • adjective
  • very large or great; beyond ordinary

means of measurement

  • Building a new school would be an immense task.
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