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The Book Thief Vocabulary Words Flashcards

The Book Thief Vocabulary Words Flashcards
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Deplorable
Something worthy of being deplored, in other words of being disapproved of; bad and worthy of censure
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Prolific
A way to describe something that is abundant, many, highly productive, or bountiful
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Flippant
Offhanded and disrespectful, lacking serious attention, such as ''a flippant remark'
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Morbidity
The quality of being morbid, in other words of being diseased, unhealthy, gloomy, or gruesome
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Hiatus
A break, a stop in time
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Malicious
Full of malice, or harmful and mean intentions
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Genially
To do something in a genial way, in other words in a cheerful, warm, pleasant way
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Amiable
Likeable, agreeable and friendly
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Flashcard Content Overview

Markus Zusak's novel, The Book Thief, is full of rich vocabulary. Use this set of flashcards to review some of the more challenging words from the book. These words show up throughout the book, and by learning their definitions you can be better equipped to understand what you read and to discuss the book with friends and classmates.

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If you are reading Markus Zusak's The Book Thief, then use these flashcards to study the vocabulary in the novel. By learning these vocabulary words, you can better understand the text as you are reading, and also integrate the vocabulary words into your own class discussions or writing about the work. For each word, review the term listed on the front of the card and then quiz yourself to see if you can respond with the definition written on the back. You can also use this flashcard set on your phone or tablet.

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Amiable
Likeable, agreeable and friendly
Genially
To do something in a genial way, in other words in a cheerful, warm, pleasant way
Malicious
Full of malice, or harmful and mean intentions
Hiatus
A break, a stop in time
Morbidity
The quality of being morbid, in other words of being diseased, unhealthy, gloomy, or gruesome
Flippant
Offhanded and disrespectful, lacking serious attention, such as ''a flippant remark'
Prolific
A way to describe something that is abundant, many, highly productive, or bountiful
Deplorable
Something worthy of being deplored, in other words of being disapproved of; bad and worthy of censure
Ominous
A feeling that a bad omen is coming, or that something threatening is about to happen
Euphoric
Having a sensation of euphoria, or of overwhelming happiness
Morose
Gloomy, somber, sulky
Ostracism
Being made an outsider, or being excluded from a group. Ostracism is what happens when someone is ostracized, or set apart from the group.
Tepid
Lukewarm. It can refer to actual temperature (slightly warm), or a reaction or behavior (an unenthusiastic response- not particularly hot and fevered, nor cold.)
Microcosm
A smaller world, a miniature version of something larger
Trepidation
The opposite of intrepid, trepidation is a feeling of being scared, fearful, or nervous.
Reprieve
A break or moment of relief, sometimes from an upcoming punishment
Innocuous
Not causing any harm or trouble

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