Holes Vocabulary Words Flashcards

Holes Vocabulary Words Flashcards
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Racial
Related to race, or to a group of people with shared background and features that mark them as part of a common group
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Presumably
Probably, or in all likelihood. Something that you can 'presume' to be true
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Scowled
To wear a grouchy or dissatisfied face. A grimace or other look that shows displeasure or anger
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Despicable
Something to be 'despised', hated, or that causes disgust
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Testified
To have offered testimony, or presented information as a witness
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Wearily
To act in a 'weary' way: tired, exhausted, worn out
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Desolate
Solitary, empty and barren, abandoned, laid waste
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Stifling
Suffocating, to feel constrained or limited, to feel oppressively closed in
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Flashcard Content Overview

This set of flashcards reviews vocabulary from Louis Sachar's young adult novel, Holes. Learning these words can help you to better understand what is happening in the story, and to appreciate the adventure, mystery, and magical realism in this popular and award-winning book.

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To study vocabulary from the young adult novel, Holes, you can use these flashcards to help with review. A vocabulary word is listed on the front of each card. Quiz yourself to see if you have learned the definition, then flip the card to see if your response matches the definition written on the back. Remember that this flashcard set can also be accessed on your phone or tablet, to make it easier to study whenever or wherever you have a few extra minutes.

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Stifling
Suffocating, to feel constrained or limited, to feel oppressively closed in
Desolate
Solitary, empty and barren, abandoned, laid waste
Wearily
To act in a 'weary' way: tired, exhausted, worn out
Testified
To have offered testimony, or presented information as a witness
Despicable
Something to be 'despised', hated, or that causes disgust
Scowled
To wear a grouchy or dissatisfied face. A grimace or other look that shows displeasure or anger
Presumably
Probably, or in all likelihood. Something that you can 'presume' to be true
Racial
Related to race, or to a group of people with shared background and features that mark them as part of a common group
Condemned
To be found guilty of a crime, to be judged and punished
Recede
To fall back or retreat. To move away and get more distant
Defiance
To oppose and stand against something, the act of resisting or disobeying
Remedy
A cure or treatment to heal an ailment
Systematic
Follows a system or an orderly process
Increments
Small units of measurement, small degrees of change
Strenuous
Something that requires strength and causes strain, a way to describe demanding labor or hard work
Jurisdiction
The power to govern a certain area, judge or interpret law, or arrest criminals
Tedious
Tiring and boring, something that takes a long time and very little thinking

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