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vocabulary for Great Expectations

vocabulary for Great Expectations

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Great Expectations Vocabulary

  • wittles - items of food
  • gibbet - where dead criminals are exposed (the galleries)
  • Hulks - a prison ship
  • hypothetical - assuming
  • commiserating - to feel or show pity
  • omnipotent - all powerful
  • vivaciously - happily/ lively
  • apprehension - fearful
  • pilfering - stealing
  • exonerated - to free from guilt
  • indentures - contract that binds one to work (apprentice)
  • melancholy - sad; depressed
  • inscrutably - not comprehended
  • vexation - something that annoys or bothers
  • disconcerted - to disturb or frustrate
  • perseverance - persistence in any task and continue steadfastly
  • amiable - friendly; peaceful
  • morose - sullen; gloomy
  • labyrinth - a maze
  • facetious - humorous; jocular
  • exemplary - serving as a model; commendable
  • abhorrence - hate or loathing
  • abyss - a bottomless gulf
  • indelible - not able to be erased
  • debilitating - something that weakens

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These vocab words are challenging but necessary for reading this novel. Each word is defined, and quizzes can be given/taken periodically to keep the words fresh for students. I've even had them write a sentence for each word that defines the word within the sentence.

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