The Giver ch. 10-14

Term Definition
Assuage (verb) to make easier to handle (such as a burden or a task)
Sinuous (adj) snake-like and wavy.
Ominous (adj) showing a sign of something bad to come.
Irrational (adj) unable to reason with logic.
Assimilate (verb) to adopt the ways and adapt into a culture or society.
Destination (noun) the goal of a journey.
Frigid (adj) freezing cold.
Admonition (noun) a gentle criticism.
Agony (noun) extreme pain of the body or mind.
Sparse (adj) very few.
Origin (noun) the basic source of something.
Significance (noun) having importance.
Isolation (noun) separation from others.
Mutilate (verb) to mess up by cutting or destroying in some other way.
Skeptical (adj) being doubtful that something is true or is as it appears to be.

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