Maniac Magee Vocabulary4

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Maniac Magee Vocabulary4

  1. 1. MANIAC MAGEE VOCABULARY SECTION 4 Quiz on Friday over Sections 2 and 3.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Nonperishable </li></ul><ul><li>(noun) food not subject to rapid spoilage. </li></ul><ul><li>Desolation </li></ul><ul><li>(noun) lifeless land </li></ul><ul><li>Gaunt </li></ul><ul><li>(adj) being thin and bony (as from hunger or suffering) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Beseeching </li></ul><ul><li>(verb) to ask earnestly (or seriously) for </li></ul><ul><li>Retaliated </li></ul><ul><li>(verb) to return (as an injury) in kind : get revenge </li></ul><ul><li>Urchins </li></ul><ul><li>(noun) a mischievous child </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Autopsy </li></ul><ul><li>(noun) an examination of a dead body especially to find out the cause of death </li></ul><ul><li>Carrion </li></ul><ul><li>(noun) dead and decaying flesh </li></ul><ul><li>Prone </li></ul><ul><li>(adj) lying flat - lying face down <he was prone on the floor> </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Portal </li></ul><ul><li>(noun) a large or magnificent door or gate </li></ul><ul><li>Compromise </li></ul><ul><li>(noun) a settlement of a dispute by each party giving up some demands </li></ul><ul><li>Exuberance </li></ul><ul><li>(adj) joyfully enthusiastic </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Sanctuary </li></ul><ul><li>(noun) 1. a holy or sacred place 2. a place that provides shelter or protection </li></ul><ul><li>Reprisals </li></ul><ul><li>(noun) the use of force short of war by one nation against another in return for damage or loss suffered </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Ecstatic </li></ul><ul><li>(noun) a state of overwhelming emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Ludicrous </li></ul><ul><li>(adj) laughable because of being ridiculous </li></ul><ul><li>Marauding </li></ul><ul><li>(verb) to roam about and raid in search of things to steal </li></ul>

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