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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Vocabulary

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Unit 1 Vocabulary

Exasperation: The act of making someone feel very annoyed by continuing to do something that upsets him/her

Admonish: To tell someone that he/she has done something wrong

Accustom: To be used to something and accept it as normal

Multitude: A very large number of people or things

Threadbare: Carpets or clothes that are very thin because they have been used a lot

Underhanded: Dishonest and done secretly

Frantically: Doing something in an extreme hurry and not very organized; very anxiously

Expansive: Very large and wide in area; including a lot of information

Glean: To find out information slowly and with difficulty; gather

Abound: To exist in large numbers

Reverberate: A loud sound that is heard many times as it is sent back from different surfaces; to have a strong effect that continues for a long time

Anticipation: The idea or feeling you have when you expect something to happen

Indignant: Angry because you feel someone has treated you in a rude and unfair way

Dismayed: Feeling worried or upset

Maverick: An independent individual that does not go along with the group.

Wary: Careful and worried about danger or problems

Formidable: Very powerful or impressive; difficult to deal with and needing a lot of skill


Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Unit 2 Vocabulary

Wheedle: To persuade someone to do something

Spindly: Thin and weak

Teeming: To be full of

Malevolent: Having or showing a wish to do evil to others

Balked: To hesitate

Sulked: To be silent, morosed, or bad tempered

Wry: Using or expressing dry, mocking behavior

Surging: Suddenly increasing

Vanity: Pride or admiration of one’s own appearance or achievements

Inaudible: Unable to be heard

Tongue-lashing: A loud and severe scolding

Consoling: To comfort in a time of grief or disappointment

Flounce: To move with an exaggerated motion

Collateral: Something pledged as security for repayment of a loan

Fallow: Left unplanted

Goaded: To provoke or annoy to get an action or reaction

Sauntered: To walk in a low, relaxed manner

Insolent: Showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect

Impaled: To pierce or stab with a sharp instrument

Jovial: Cheerful and friendly



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