5th Grade Word List - Literature

Words for students of 5th Grade, the page is for literature words:The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettCHAPTER I   
ayah
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n. nursemaid or nanny employed by Europeans in India
fretful
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a. nervous and unable to relax
a. habitually complaining
toddling
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a. walking unsteadily
tyrannical
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a. having absolute sovereignty
a. marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior
cross
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a. annoyed or angry
stammer
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v. speak with unusual pauses or repeated sounds, either because of speech problems or nervousness
veranda
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n. a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed)
mutter
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v. talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
disdain
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v. reject with contempt
imploring
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a. making earnest or desperate appeal
wailing
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a. crying with pain, grief, or anger
gasp
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v. breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
appalling
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a. shocking and very bad
cholera
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n. a serious infection of the bowels caused by drinking infected water or eating infected food
bungalow
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n. a small house with a single story
affectionate
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a. having or displaying warmth or affection
desolation
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n. sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
wink
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v. close and open one eye quickly