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Vocabulary Unit 2: The Outsiders Chapters 1-4

This unit is made of up words from chapters 1-4 of “The Outsiders. Click here to practice the words on Quizlet.com

Word                                                 Definition

 

Bawled                           To cry very loudly and energetically

 

Disgraced                       Shame or loss of respect arising from bad behavior

 

Muttered                        To speak or say something quietly

 

Reckless                         Lack of thought about danger or other negative outcomes

 

Unfathomable                 Difficult or impossible to understand

 

Incredulous                    Unwilling or unable to believe something

 

Roguishly                      Playfully mischievous

 

Scatterbrained               Incapable of serious or organized thought

 

Scowled                         Frowned angrily

 

Winced                           To move away from, as in pain or from a blow

 

Aloofness                       Uninvolved or unwilling to be involved; physically distant

 

Cunning                        Clever in a way that is meant to trick someone

 

Gallantly                        Bravely in an honorable manner

 

Ornery                            Uncooperative and irritable

 

Quivering                       Shaking uncontrollably

 

Apprehensive                 Worried that something bad will happen

 

Contemptuously            Expressing a strong dislike or utter lack of respect for someone or something

 

Defiance                         A refusal to obey something or someone

 

Reformatory                    An institution for reforming or disciplining young offenders

 

Unceasingly                    Without stopping; continuing