School:Trinity Lutheran School
Location:Newport News
Comments:The following vocabulary games will assist you with the learning of the vocabulary of City of Ember.

Stingray Chaser

Free stingrays and remove harmful algae from the ocean. After removing enough debris from the stingrays, you will be asked to select the correct answer to continue.


Vocabulary Pinball Click on the red flipper buttons to keep the ball in play. Try to hit all of the letters with the ball to spell a word. Next, choose the correct definition for the word. A correct answer gives a free ball and an incorrect takes a ball away. Hold down and release the green button to launch the ball! Try all of the lists or register to make your own!

Word Find

Play the classic Word Search and find game.

Word Scramble - Words Only

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!

Word Scramble - Problems and Definitions

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!


Play hangman with your words. Guess letters to form words from the lists that are added by people just like you! Practice your classroom lists.

List Content

City of Ember 1-5

  • reverberating -- echoing; resounding
  • turbulent -- full of violent motion; turmoil; disordered
  • enmeshed -- tangled up in something; ensnared
  • frayed -- worn along the edge; unraveled
  • plummeting -- falling straight down; nose-diving; plummeting
  • raucous -- loud and rowdy;
  • attendance -- state of being present;
  • incoherently -- not making sense; rambling; senseless
  • successor -- one who follows another in an office or position; heir;descendant
  • scavengers -- people who search through discarded items for something of value; foragers; searchers
  • disreputable -- not honorable or respectable; disgraceful; notorious; scandalous
  • chasm -- deep opening or crack in earth; gap; gorge;
  • disagreeable -- hard to get along with; unpleasant; bad-tempered
  • endeavor -- something that takes serious effort over time; effort; venture;undertaking
  • labyrinth -- maze

City of Ember 12-20 Pt. 1

  • accomplice -- person who helps another do something wrong;
  • dispersing -- scattering; to handout; sprinkling
  • impatience -- restless; eager; lacks patience
  • convoluted -- twisted; complicated
  • abundance -- plentiful supply
  • defying -- resisting boldly or openly; confronting
  • slogans -- a phrase or saying
  • egress -- opening or way out
  • dim -- not bright
  • curtly -- doing something in a quick and rude way;
  • decipher -- decode or solve
  • mottled -- spotted or blotched in coloring

City of Ember 12-20 Pt. 2

  • relentlessly -- does not give up
  • ponderously -- to do something with difficulty
  • unfurled -- unrolled;
  • refugees -- people who flee for safety;
  • infinitely -- exceedingly great
  • impudence -- unashamed bravery;
  • tumult -- violent disturbance; commotion
  • fretful -- trouble; grouchy
  • expanse -- a large uninterrupted space or area
  • enraged -- furious; very angry
  • rummaged -- to search thoroughly
  • catastrophes -- disasters
  • unhurriedly -- calm; patient; not in a hurry

City of Ember Chapters 6-

  • unintended -- occurred by accident; not planned
  • methodically -- carefully; in a planned way
  • sauntering -- strolling; moving in a leisurely walk
  • discontinued -- no longer manufactured; stop doing
  • kiosks -- small stands used to sell goods or display things;
  • intact -- with nothing missing or injured;
  • compartment -- section; enclosed space
  • tainted -- spoiled; ruined
  • incomprehensibl -- not able to understand
  • illegible -- impossible to read;
  • sturdy -- strong; made solid
  • unmistakable -- distinct or obvious; easily recognizable
  • delectable -- delicious;
  • ignited -- set on fire
  • disorderly -- rowdy; without order; unruly
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