Giver Vocab Ch 1-3 Giver Vocab Ch1-3

Term Definition
Rasping (verb): scrape or grate with a rough tool
Distraught (adjective): mentally confused, bewildered
Wheedle (adjective): turned away the mind or attention of
Nurturer (verb): to persuade with flattery
Disposition (noun): one who takes care of, feeds
Transgression (noun): a person’s general way of acting
Apprehensive (noun): a person’s general way of acting
Aptitude (adjective): fearful about what may happen
Chastise (noun): natural ability; talent
Rarity (verb): to punish; reprimand severely
Palpable (noun): person or thing that is uncommon
Petulantly (adjective): able to be touched or felt
Bewilderment (adjective): ill-humored; peevish
Nondescript (noun): confusion or complete puzzlement

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