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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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