Giver Vocab Ch 1-3

Term Definition
Rasping (verb): scrape or grate with rough tool
Distraught (adjective): mentally confused, bewildered
Distracted (adjective): the mind or attention is turned away
Wheedle (verb): to persuade with flattery, compliment
Nurturer (noun): one who takes care of, feeds
Disposition (noun): a person's general way of acting
Transgression (noun): act or instance of breaking the law
Apprehensive (adjective): fearful about things that may happen
Aptitude (noun): natural ability; talent
Chatise (verb): to punish; reprimanded severely
Rarity (noun):person or thing that is uncommon
Palpable (adjective):able to be touched or felt
Petulantly (adjective):ill-humored; peevish; rude
Bewilderment (noun): confusion or complete puzzelment
Nondescript (adjective): without interesting or striking characteristics

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