Giver Vocab CH 1-3

Term Definition
Rasping (verb): scrape or grate with a rough tool
Distraught (adjective): mentally confused, bewildered
Distracted (adjective): turned away the mind or attention of
Wheedle verb): to persuade with flattery
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 what may happen
Aptitude (noun): natural ability; talent
Chastise (verb): to punish; reprimand severely
Rarity (verb): to punish; reprimand severely
Palpable (adjective): able to be touched or felt
Petulantly (adjective): ill-humored; peevish
Bewilderment (noun): confusion or complete puzzlement
Nondescript (adjective): without interesting or striking characteristics

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