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Friday, November 8, 2013
THE BOOK THIEF - MARCUS ZUSAK - NOVEL - VOCABULARY
Vocabulary Study Sheet
The Book Thief
(cover the right side of the sheet to quiz yourself)
to lessen something that is bad -- especially to lessen pain
She seemed an ideal candidate--attractive,
, intelligent and energetic.
friendly and kindly
It was an
act of piracy.
bold and daring (inclined to take risks) -- especially in violating social convention in a manner that could offend others
She praises and
to criticize severely
-- as in: feels contempt towards him
lack of respect -- often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
a challenge that would
a lesser diplomat
to discourage or intimidate
her as unprofessional.
laugh at or make fun of--while showing a lack of respect
try to prevent; or prevent
She tries to be polite, but cannot hide her
a lack of respect -- often suggesting distaste and an undeserved sense of superiority
to reject as not good enough
The college wants a
varied (different) -- especially with regard to ideas or members of a population group
about agreeing to come with us.
doubtful; or suspicious; or full of uncertainty
The home was built and then abandoned by an
unconventional or strange; or a person with such traits
It wasn`t just that she copied her older sister`s hairstyle. She tried to
her in every way.
effort doomed form the start
effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
-- as in: Adolf Hitler
killed disabled children as his first action of "racial hygiene." He pretended to end the program when the public protested.
German Nazi dictator during World War II; murdered millions of Jews and others who were not of the Aryan race (1889-1945)
laws of physics
not subject or susceptible to change
continuous -- often in an annoying way
parents risk spoiling their children
treat with extra kindness or tolerance
It is as
as death and taxes.
certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
She has an
musical talent that cannot be taught.
of a quality: present at birth; or arising from within rather than having been learned or acquired
She made some
comments while being careful not to hurt anyone`s feelings.
unlikely to harm or disturb
-- as in: situational irony
of acting like the father he detested
when what happens is very different than what might be expected -- especially when amusing or an entertaining coincidence
-- as in: verbal irony
She was being
when she said she couldn`t wait to see you again.
saying or writing one thing, while meaning the opposite or something else -- usually as humor or sarcasm
Jerusalem is a holy city for
, Christianity and Islam.
the oldest of the three major monotheistic religions -- having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
She drank alone in the corner, looking
unhappy -- often with a withdrawn personality
There are still racists who call themselves
a member of the National Socialist German Workers` Party -- typically in reference to the fanatical party during Adolph Hitler`s reign who thought they were superior to all others
or more rarely:
derogatory term for a person who is fanatical in their belief of superiority and their determination to control others
She was promoted to manager because she is so
sensible and careful
her reflection in the mirror.
careful examination of something
She suffered quietly, courageously, with a
acceptance of her illness.
seeming unaffected by pleasure, pain, or emotions
She began her first day at the new school with some
fear or anxiety about what will happen
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