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The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Chapter 1-4 . Group 1. Wistfully - Longing or yearning for (wanting) Aloof- at a distance (mentally); indifferent and disinterested Daub – to cover or coat. To smear on Furtively- taken by stealth or secret; sly; shifty

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The witch of blackbird pond

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Chapter 1-4


Group 1

Group 1

  • Wistfully - Longing or yearning for (wanting)

  • Aloof- at a distance (mentally); indifferent and disinterested

  • Daub – to cover or coat. To smear on

  • Furtively- taken by stealth or secret; sly; shifty

  • Punctilious- extremely attentive, strict, exact

  • Intangible- not definitely or clear to the mind. Unable to touch

  • Constraint- repression of natural feelings and impulses


Group 2

Group 2

  • Reproof- the act of censuring

  • Abstracted- lostinthought;deeplyengrossedorpreoccupied.

  • Nondescript- undistinguishedoruninteresting;dullorinsipid

  • Regal-of or pertaining to a king; royal: befitting or resembling a king. stately; splendid.

  • Tremulous- characterized by trembling, as from fear, nervousness, or weakness. 2. timid; timorous; fearful. 3. (of things) vibratory, shaking, or quivering.

  • Unseemly - inappropriate for time or place

  • Deft- nimble, skillful, clever


Group 3

Group 3

  • Dour- sullen; gloomy. severe; stern. barren;rocky,infertile

  • Nonchalance- cool indifference or lack of concern; casualness.

  • Cow- to frighten with threats, violence, etc.; intimidate; overawe.

  • Shrew- a woman of violent temper and speech; termagant.

  • Dregs- the sediment of liquids; lees; grounds. 2. the least valuable part of anything 3. a small remnant; any small quantity.

  • Imperceptive- obtuse; unaware; not understanding

  • Wan- of an unnatural or sickly pallor; showing or suggesting ill health, fatigue, unhappiness; dark or gloomy


Group 4

Group 4

  • Cavernous- deep-set; hollow and deep-sounding; full of small cavities; porous

  • Haughty- 1. proud, snobbish, scornfully arrogant; 2. lofty or noble, exalted

  • Coarse- lacking in fineness or delicacy of texture; harsh or grating

  • Paduasoy- a slightly corded, strong, rich, silk fabric

  • Frippery- showy or gaudy dress

  • Gaudy- brilliantly or excessively shown; cheaply showy in a tasteless way, flashy

  • Irksome- annoying, irritating, tiresome; causing weariness or disgust


Group 5

Group 5

  • Sodden- soaked with liquid or moisture; saturated 2. bloated, as in the face 3. heavy, lumpy, or soggy- food that is poorly cooked 4. having a soaked appearance

  • Tantalize- to torment with the sight of something desired but out of reach

  • Wraith- a visible spirit

  • Quenched- to satisfy ; to put out or extinguish; to cool suddenly by plunging into a liquid

  • Shrewd- astute or sharp in practical matters; keen; piercing

  • Stench- an offensive smell or odor; stink; a foul quality

  • Incredulous- indicating or showing disbelief; not credible, not inclined to believe; skeptical


Group 6

Group 6

  • Implore- to beg urgently or piteously as for aid or mercy

  • Grotesque- odd or unnatural in shape, appearance or character

  • Pewter- any of various alloys in which tin is the chief material, originally one of tin and lead

  • Chagrin- a feeling of vexation; marked by disappointment or humiliation

  • Vanity – excessive pride in one’s appearance, qualities, abilities, achievements, etc- conceited

  • Carding- the process in which fibers are manipulated into sliver form prior to spinning

  • Monotonous- lack in variety


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