6th Grade Word List - Literature

Words for students of 6th Grade, the page is for literature words:THE SWINEHERD by Hans Christian Andersen.
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 THE SWINEHERD by Hans Christian Andersen   
nightingale
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n. European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song
casket
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n. small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables
pussy
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n. informal terms referring to a domestic cat
fie
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ad. used to express disgust or outrage
ill-humored
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a. bad-tempered; irritable
execution
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n. the technique or style with which an artistic work is produced or carried out
daub
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v. cover a surface by smearing a substance over it
swineherd
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n. person who tends pigs;
pigsty
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n. an enclosure for a pig or pigs
hearth
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n. an area near a fireplace, usually paved and extending out into a room
impudent
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a. not showing due respect for another person
rattle
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n. a rapid series of short loud sounds
engross
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v. consume all of one's attention or time
scold
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v. speak to someone angrily because you disapprove of their behavior
alas
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ad. by bad luck
despise
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v. look down on with disdain
thee
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pron. archaic or dialect form of you
thou
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pron. archaic or dialect form of you
trumpery
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n. ornamental objects of no great value
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