The True Confessions
                       of Charlotte Doyle
                               Vocabulary



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adversity
          Definition: difficulties
                               Although there were many adversities
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brawny
           Definition: muscular

                               My brother looked brawny, standing
                 ...
congenial
                   Definition: nice

                               On my first day of school everyone was
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decorum
           Definition: sensible

                               Jane acted with decorum when she had
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docile
        Definition: obedient

                               The children in the academy were all
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quell
                  Definition: to end

                               The treaty quelled the war.




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reprieve
       Definition: grating a pardon

                               The president reprieved the young
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slanderous
     Definition: wrong

                      It was a slanderous act to talk back to the teacher.




Wednesday...
transpire
           Definition: to reveal

                         They transpired the tapestry at exactly 3 o’clock.



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vigilant
           Definition: to be alert

                               She was always vigilant as a mother.




Wednes...
ardent
            Definition: eager

                               She was ardent to get food in her mouth.




Wednesday...
somber
           Definition: dark and sad

                               She was somber when she realized her pet
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ambition
              Definition: strong desire

                               His ambition was to get into medical schoo...
eminent
                 Definition: well known

                               He was eminent in the world of science.



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intoxicating
    Definition: to lose consciousness in mental state

                           I was intoxicated through al...
commendation
        Definition: an award
                         At the commendation ceremony, I was praised for
        ...
intone
        Definition: monotone
                     The resolution was to be presented with an intone.




Wednesday, ...
impression
    Definition: a statement that is made inside of you
                   with little evidence.

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obligation
      Definition: a commitment made to do something
                               The obligation to the party d...
succumbing
         Definition: to give in to


                               I had to succumb to the temptation.




Wedn...
confining
          Definition: to give limits to
                                She confined me because I had
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agog
                 Definition: keen

                               I’m very agog to see Jason Mraz’s Concert!




Wedne...
gesticulated
   Definition: using gestures to talk; sign language

                       The girl had to gesticulate becau...
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  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Vocabulary

    1. 1. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Vocabulary Jane Ryu Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    2. 2. adversity Definition: difficulties Although there were many adversities in her life she also came across many good things. DETOUR AHEAD Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    3. 3. brawny Definition: muscular My brother looked brawny, standing next to a scrawny shrimp dude. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    4. 4. congenial Definition: nice On my first day of school everyone was congenial to me. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    5. 5. decorum Definition: sensible Jane acted with decorum when she had to look over her younger sisters. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    6. 6. docile Definition: obedient The children in the academy were all docile and were easy to care for. please clean your room. Yes, sir. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    7. 7. quell Definition: to end The treaty quelled the war. DEAD END Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    8. 8. reprieve Definition: grating a pardon The president reprieved the young man of his guilt because of his help towards the country. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    9. 9. slanderous Definition: wrong It was a slanderous act to talk back to the teacher. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    10. 10. transpire Definition: to reveal They transpired the tapestry at exactly 3 o’clock. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    11. 11. vigilant Definition: to be alert She was always vigilant as a mother. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    12. 12. ardent Definition: eager She was ardent to get food in her mouth. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    13. 13. somber Definition: dark and sad She was somber when she realized her pet hermit had died. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    14. 14. ambition Definition: strong desire His ambition was to get into medical school. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    15. 15. eminent Definition: well known He was eminent in the world of science. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    16. 16. intoxicating Definition: to lose consciousness in mental state I was intoxicated through alcohol by my enemy. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    17. 17. commendation Definition: an award At the commendation ceremony, I was praised for my hard work. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    18. 18. intone Definition: monotone The resolution was to be presented with an intone. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    19. 19. impression Definition: a statement that is made inside of you with little evidence. Her first impression of him was a shy boy. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    20. 20. obligation Definition: a commitment made to do something The obligation to the party does not allow me to have free time. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    21. 21. succumbing Definition: to give in to I had to succumb to the temptation. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    22. 22. confining Definition: to give limits to She confined me because I had done something that broke her belief in me. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    23. 23. agog Definition: keen I’m very agog to see Jason Mraz’s Concert! Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    24. 24. gesticulated Definition: using gestures to talk; sign language The girl had to gesticulate because she was mute. Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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