Thursday, April 4, 2013

Number the Stars Chapters 1-5 Vocabulary Period 3

Number the Stars (N.T.S.) Vocabulary Ch. 1-5
Word and Word Part
Definition in My Own Words
Copy the sentence from the novel with the word in it
stocky (adjective)
short and strong-looking
She was a stocky ten-year-old, unlike lanky Annemarie.
to prod (verb)
to poke or jab
He prodded the corner of her backpack with the stock of his rifle.
sneer (verb)
to show a lack of respect by making a face
He seemed to be sneering
rucksack (noun)
similar to a backpack
Ellen hesitated, then nodded and shifted her rucksack of books against her shoulders.
hoodlum (noun)
a gangster or a criminal who commits acts of violence
You look hoodlums when you run.
motionless (adjective)
not to move at all; to freeze
Annemarie was motionless on the sidewalk a few blocks behind them.

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