Mrs. Fritzinger

School:Trinity Lutheran School
Location:Newport News
Comments:The following vocabulary is from City of Ember.

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City of Ember 1-5

  • Reverberate -- echoing; resounding
  • Turbulent -- turmoil; disordered; full of violent motion
  • enmeshed -- ensnared; tangled
  • Frayed -- unraveled
  • Plummeting -- nose; diving; plunging; falling straight down
  • Raucous -- rowdy and loud
  • Attendance -- presence
  • Incoherentl -- rambling; senseless
  • Successor: -- one who follows another in an office or position; heir;descendant
  • Scavengers -- foragers; searchers; people who search through discarded items for something of value
  • Disreputable -- disgraceful; notorious; scandalous; not respectable
  • Chasm -- gap; gorge; opening; deep crack in the earth
  • disagreeable -- unpleasant; bad-tempered; hard to get along with
  • Endeavor: -- something that takes serious effort over time; effort; venture;undertaking
  • Labyrinth -- maze

City of Ember Chapters 6-

  • Unintended -- not planned; occurred by accident
  • methodically -- in a planned way; carefully
  • Sauntering -- moving in a slow leisurely walk; strolling
  • Discontinued -- no longer manufactured; to stop doing something
  • Kiosks -- small structure for displaying things; small stands used for selling goods
  • Intact -- nothing missing or not missing any parts; without injury
  • Compartment -- enclosed space; section
  • Tainted -- spoiled; ruined
  • incomprehensibl -- not able to understand; perplexing
  • Illegible -- impossible to read
  • Sturdy -- made solid; strong
  • unmistakable -- distinct or obvious; easily recognized or understood
  • Delectable -- delicious
  • Ignited -- to set or catch fire
  • Disorderly -- unruly or rowdy; without order

Stolen Voices 1-5

  • sanctuary -- A safe place that offer protection
  • resplendent -- Dazzling or impressive
  • levitated -- Float in the air defying gravity
  • intones -- Says something in a solemn or serious way
  • indulgently -- Kindly or permissively
  • unfurls -- Unrolls
  • wail -- Expression of pain, grief or misery in a long mournful high pitched cry
  • annihilated -- Overpowered, conquered and destroyed
  • palpable -- Intense that can be felt physically
  • swerve -- Make sudden change in direction to avoid a collision

Stolen Voices 11-18

  • undulates -- Surges; rises and falls
  • murky -- Foggy; muddy; shadowy
  • rivulet -- Little stream
  • Splotches -- Marks; blemishes, stains
  • fortifying -- Invigorating; refreshing
  • torrentially -- flowing or falling fast and in great quantities
  • convulses -- Shudders; shakes; trembles
  • bedraggled -- Unkempt; untidy
  • camaraderie -- Feeling of close friendship; companionship
  • blunder -- Stumble or move clumsily
  • bleakness -- hopelessness; harshness; drabness
  • silty -- Fine-grained sediment in rivers, lakes or water
  • cantankerous -- Bad tempered; irritable; crabby
  • gingerly -- Cautiously; carefully
  • cowering -- Shrinking; clinging; recoiling

Stolen Voices 19-28

  • cacophony -- Disharmony; unpleasant noise
  • tedious -- Boring; dull; monotonous
  • suffused -- Spread; filled
  • tome -- Book; single volume
  • vermilion -- Red pigment; bright red color
  • crescendo -- Music played increasingly loudly
  • impenetrable -- Impossible to get in or through
  • plummet -- Drop downward fast; plunge
  • coalescing -- Merging; combining; uniting things
  • kaleidoscope -- Complex colorful shifting pattern or scene
  • pirouetting -- Turning or spinning
  • synesthia -- Sensation felt elsewhere in the body

Stolen Voices 6-10 Pt. 1

  • wary -- • Caution; alert to problems
  • sparsely -- • Thinly, scantily, meagerly
  • gnarled -- • Lumpy, knotted
  • frantically -- • Anxiously; worriedly; madly
  • vibrant -- • Energetic; dazzling
  • purification -- • Method to rid of harmful, inferior or unwanted contaminants
  • secretive -- • Keeping information a secret
  • detached -- • Disconnected; separated
  • warbling -- • Trilling sound; Chirping
  • mosaic -- • Design made with small pieces of material
  • earnest -- • Serious; solemn
  • droning -- • Humming, whining, vibrating buzzing
  • gnarled -- • Calm and untroubled
  • tapestry -- • Fabric woven pattern or picture

Stolen Voices 6-10 Pt. 2

  • cringe -- • Crouch; move back suddenly; react in discomfort; flinching
  • aviary -- • Large enclosure for birds
  • taut -- • Tense; pulled or stretched tightly
  • beseeching -- • Imploring; Pleading; Begging
  • affably -- • Good-naturedly; genially
  • dissipates -- • Disperses; dissolves
  • ravenous -- • Hungry; Starving
  • lustrous -- • Shining; glistening; shimmering; radiant
  • staccatos -- • Clipped sound; disjointed notes
  • cowl -- • Hood; Cover; Cloak
  • inflict -- • Impose; Cause
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