A Painted House Vocabulary

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A Painted House
John Grisham
Aja Fitzgerald
Ament
Period 1

VOCABULARY

Chapters 1-11
1. Scrutinized(9)- to examine in detail with attention.
2. Oscillate(33)- to vibrate.
3. Ominous(41)- threatening.
4. Imperative(41)- unavoidable.
5. Uncanny(47)- beyond the ordinary.
6. Concoction(51)- mixture, blend.
7. Impediment(53)- a speech disorder.
8. Inadvertently(63)- unintentional.
9. Jurisdiction(66)- control.
10. Gaunt(67)- extremely thin.
11. Quota(71)- ones share of a total amount.
12. Penchant(75)- a strong liking for something.
13. Embellish (75)- to improve by adding detail.
14. Mundane(76)- unimaginative.
15. remote (81)- far apart.
16. Carnage(81)- massacre.
17. Smug(113)- confident of one's superiority.
18. Maim(115)- to cripple.
19. undaunted(127)- not forced to abandon purpose or effort. 20. Inflict(134)- to deliver.
Chapters 12-19
1. Prohibition (152)- forbidden.
2. Commiserate (158)- pity.
3. Venture (168) – risk.
4. Sanctuary (182)- a sacred place.
5. Agile (196)- quick.
6. Deftly (192)- clever.
7. Engulf (199)- to plunge or immerse.
8. Escapade (203)- a reckless adventure or wild prank.
9. Mesmerize (204)- fascinate.
10. Convoy (210)- ship, fleet, group of vehicles, etc., accompanied by a protecting escort. 11. Relentless (216)- obdurate.
12. Suppress (216)- abolish.
13. Speculate (216)- to indulge in conjectural thought.
14. Swagger (224)- to walk or strut with a defiant or insolent air. 15. Flamboyant (225)- strikingly bold/showy.
16. Savor (225)- to give oneself to the enjoyment of.
17. Tepid (226)- moderately warm; lukewarm.
18. Delirious (232)- thrilled, excited, ecstatic.
19. Skirmish (237)- any brisk conflict or encounter.
20. Haggle (237)- to bargain in a petty, quibbling, and often contentious manner. 20-27
1. Refuge(264)- a place of shelter, protection, or safety. 2. Assailant (276)- person who attacks.
3. Turmoil (277) - a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance; tumult; agitation; disquiet. 4. Profusely (284) - in great amount.
5. Alleged (286) – supposed.
6. Flagrant (296) - shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious. 7. Myriad (297) - a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things. 8. Remnant (306) - a remaining, usually small part, quantity, number. 9. Delirious (308) - thrilled, excited, ecstatic.

10. Diversion (309) – amusement.
11. Gawk (314) - stare stupidly; gape.
12. Barrage (316) - an overwhelming quantity or explosion, as of words, blows, or criticisms. 13. Ultimatum (319) - a final proposal or statement of conditions. 14. Insufferable (322) - not to be endured; intolerable; unbearable. 15. Captivate (324) - to attract and hold the attention or interest of, as by beauty or excellence; enchant. 16. Adamant (324) - utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion in spite of all appeals, urgings, etc. 17. Unscathed (327) - unharmed; uninjured.

18. Motive (344) - causing, or tending to cause, motion. 19. Solidified (350) - unite firmly.
20. Meager (354) - deficient in quantity or quality; lacking fullness or richness; scanty; inadequate. 28-34
1. Menacing (360) –threaten with violence, danger, etc. 2. Rivulet (361) - a small stream; streamlet; brook.
3. Ravine (362) - narrow steep-sided valley commonly eroded by running water. 4. Confidant (366) - close friend or associate to whom secrets are confided or with whom private matters and problems are discussed. 5. Swarthy (368) - dark-hued or dark-complexioned.

6. Bewilder (374) - confuse or puzzle completely; perplex. 7. Tedious (382) - long and tiresome.
8. Contemplate (388) -think fully or deeply about.
9. Mammoth (393) –enormous.
10. Relinquish (394) -to renounce or surrender (possession). 11. Submerge (398) -to cover or overflow with water; immerse. 12. Arsenal (400) -collection or supply of...
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