7th Grade Word List - Literature

Words for students of 7th Grade, the page is for literature words:THE SHADOW by Hans Christian Andersen.
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 THE SHADOW by Hans Christian Andersen   
mahogany
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n. any of various tropical timber trees, valued for their hard yellowish to reddish-brown wood
meagre
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a. lacking in quantity or quality
hoot
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v. utter a loud clamorous shout
detonate
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v. cause to burst with a violent release of energy
psalm
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n. any sacred song used to praise the deity
hymn
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n. a religious song or poem of praise to God or a god
din
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n. a loud, unpleasant, and prolonged noise
splinter
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n. a small, thin, sharp piece of wood, glass, or similar material broken off from a larger piece
lustre
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n. the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
n. a quality that outshines the usual
ajar
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a. slightly open
enchantment
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n. a feeling of great pleasure; delight
n. a magical spell
imitate
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v. appear like, as in behavior or appearance
v. make a reproduction or copy of
entice
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v. attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage
vexatious
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a. causing irritation or annoyance
lapse
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n. an interval or passage of time
lean
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a. (of a person or animal) thin
well off
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a. in a favorable situation or circumstances
a. wealthy
betroth
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v. give to in marriage
patent
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a. easily recognizable; obvious
poodle
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n. an intelligent dog with a heavy curly solid-colored coat that is usually clipped
arrogance
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n. overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
recluse
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a. withdrawn from society; seeking solitude
n. one who lives in solitude
antechamber
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n. small room leading to main one
circumspect
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a. wary and unwilling to take risks
starlit
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a. lighted only by stars
firmament
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n. the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
varnish
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n. a coating that provides a hard, lustrous, transparent finish to a surface
perceptible
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a. capable of being perceived by the mind or senses
tickle
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v. touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness
matchless
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a. eminent beyond or above comparison
consternation
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n. fear resulting from the awareness of danger
Alas
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ad. by bad luck
enviable
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a. causing envy
torment
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n. extreme mental distress
inquisitive
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a. showing curiosity
a. inquiring or appearing to inquire
promenade
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n. a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year
complaint
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n. an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
insinuation
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n. an unpleasant hint or suggestion of something bad
discreet
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a.careful in one's speech or actions
prudence
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n. knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
n. discretion in practical affairs
consort
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n. a wife, husband, or companion, in particular the spouse of a reigning monarch
nuptials
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n. the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
sentinel
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n. a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
tremble
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n. a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
deprive
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v. take away possessions from someone
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