Because of Winn-Dixie Vocabulary List & Flashcards

Because of Winn-Dixie Vocabulary List & Flashcards
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Charming
When someone or something is pleasant to be around; a person might be easy to make friends with, or a home could be warm and inviting
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Matted
When hair or fur is tangled in many knots and appears coarse and often dirty
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Preacher
A leader of a Christian church; also known as a minister, reverend, or pastor
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Sermon
The main message from a church service, usually delivered by the preacher, and focused on moral or religious ideals
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Congregation
A group of people who gather together to hear a message, visit with each other, or sing songs; usually used in reference to church services
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Ex-Convict
Someone who has served time in prison for committing a crime
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India Opal Buloni
Main character in Because of Winn-Dixie, a young girl who lives with her dog, Winn-Dixie, and family in Florida
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Kate DiCamillo
Author of Because of Winn-Dixie
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Produce Section
Used as a noun, produce refers to fresh fruits and vegetables, such as apples, oranges, and broccoli
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Because of Winn-Dixie is a popular novel for children about a young girl and her friendly dog, Winn-Dixie. This flashcard set will not only help you learn some of the more unfamiliar terms in the book, it will also give you a basic introduction to some of the characters.

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Produce Section
Used as a noun, produce refers to fresh fruits and vegetables, such as apples, oranges, and broccoli
Kate DiCamillo
Author of Because of Winn-Dixie
India Opal Buloni
Main character in Because of Winn-Dixie, a young girl who lives with her dog, Winn-Dixie, and family in Florida
Ex-Convict
Someone who has served time in prison for committing a crime
Congregation
A group of people who gather together to hear a message, visit with each other, or sing songs; usually used in reference to church services
Sermon
The main message from a church service, usually delivered by the preacher, and focused on moral or religious ideals
Preacher
A leader of a Christian church; also known as a minister, reverend, or pastor
Matted
When hair or fur is tangled in many knots and appears coarse and often dirty
Charming
When someone or something is pleasant to be around; a person might be easy to make friends with, or a home could be warm and inviting
Constellations
Imaginary shapes, pictures, and images that are created out of the stars in the night sky (e.g. The Big Dipper, or Ursa Major)
Enlisted
Someone who signed up to work for the armed forces
Green-Thumb
An idiom that implies that someone is gifted at growing plants and keeping them alive
Installment
Small sections, or parts of a larger piece; used here to describe to making small payments in regular intervals until something is paid off
Melancholy
To be extremely sad, upset, or depressed
Swollen
To increase in size, usually referring to width (e.g. If my finger is swollen from a bee sting, it would appear puffy and fat.)
Pathological
Something that is done repeatedly, without a logical reason; or doing something that you cannot help, because you have a disease
Lozenge
Something to suck on that helps ease discomfort or a cough in your throat (e.g. a cough drop is a type of lozenge)
Potluck
When a meal is made up of different main dishes, side dishes, and desserts that people bring with the purpose of sharing with everyone
Abiding Notion
To continually believe, this phrase refers to the idea that someone is convinced that they know the truth about a subject, even if evidence points to the contrary

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