Vocabulary

Vocabulary for The Diary of Anne Frank:

  • Absorbed: deeply interested or involved; preoccupied.
  • Animation: animated quality; liveliness; vivacity; spirit.
  • Awkwardly: lacking skill or dexterity.
  • Bewildered: completely puzzled or confused; perplexed.
  • Bickering: to engage in a petulant or peevish argument.
  • Blackmail: and payment extorted by intimidation, as by threats of injurious revelations or accusations.
  • Bolt: a movable bar or rod that when slid into a socket fastens a door.
  • Canal: an artificial water way for navigation, irrigation, etc.
  • Cellar: a room, or set of rooms, for the storage of food, fuel, water, etc., wholly or partially underground and usually beneath a building.
  • Coeducational: educating both sexes jointly at the same time at the same institution or classes.
  • Compassionate: having or showing compassion.
  • Contracts: an agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified.
  • Cultured: enlightened; refined.
  • Dignified: characterized or marked by dignity of aspect or manner; stately; decorous.
  • Ideals: a conception or idea of something in its perfection.
  • Indignation: strong displeasure at something considered unjust, unfair, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger.
  • Intention: and act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.
  • Intimate: associated in close personal relations.
  • Linen: fabric woven from flax yarns; sheets and bedding.
  • Makeshift: a temporary expedient or substitute.
  • Phase: any of the major appearances or aspects in which a thing of varying modes or conditions manifest itself to the mind or eye.
  • Possessions: the act or fact of possessing.
  • Realization: the making or being made real of something imagined, planned, ect.
  • Remarks: to say casually, as in making a comment.
  • Rigid: stiff or unyielding; not pliant or flexible.
  • Rubbish: worthless, unwanted material that is rejected or thrown out; debris; litter; trash.
  • Satchel: a small bag, sometimes with a shoulder strap.
  • Sprawling: to be stretched or spread out in a unnatural or ungraceful manner.
  • Standstill: a state of cessation of movement or action; halt; stop.
  • Threadbare: having the nap worn off so as to lay bare the threads of the warp and woof, as a fabric, garment, ect.
  • Uncertainty: the state of being uncertain.
  • Wallow: to roll about or to lie in water, snow, mud, dust, or the like, as for refreshment.

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