What are the vocabulary words for the story "Charles" by Shirley Jackson?

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"Charles" is a short story often used in upper elementary to middle school classes to teach about character or as a humorous short story example. Keeping this in mind, here are some vocabulary words that might be used for this story.

In the opening paragraph the word "renounced"...

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"Charles" is a short story often used in upper elementary to middle school classes to teach about character or as a humorous short story example. Keeping this in mind, here are some vocabulary words that might be used for this story.

In the opening paragraph the word "renounced" is used when the mother character says that her son refused to wear his little boy corduroy overalls. Corduroy, as a type of fabric, might also be a vocabulary word. Additionally, on the first page of the text, the words "swaggering", "era", "raucous" and "insolently" are used along with the word "fresh" as a way to describe someone speaking with disrespect.

In the remaining story you will find the following words that may be a challenge. These words include "insanely", "deprived", "privileges", "reassuringly" and "anxiously" on the second page. On the third page the words "passionately", "simultaneously", "elaborately", "institution" and "reformation" may be a challenge. In the last page and a half of the book, the words "cynically", "incredulously", "abandoned" and "matronly" may also prove a challenge to many students.

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