/Vocabulary Lists

Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen by Debbi Michiko Florence, Vocabulary List Chapters 7-13

Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen Vocabulary List

  1. blossom | see definition»

    to appear, change, grow, or develop

    The seed of worry blossomed into a huge flower of worry.

  2. brace | see definition»

    to get ready

    I braced myself, ready to fight him for it.

  3. congratulate | see definition»

    to tell (someone) that you are happy because of his or her success or good luck

    He patted Eddie on the back and congratulated him.

  4. discover | see definition»

    to find out, see, or learn of especially for the first time : FIND

    "Before everyone discovers your secret hiding place."

  5. eventually | see definition»

    at some later time : in the end

    I did eventually get my homework done, though.

  6. fail | see definition»

    to be unsuccessful

    I failed in front of everyone!

  7. feast | see definition»

    a very large or fancy meal

    They had to cook the food for tomorrow's New Year's Day feast.

  8. nerve | see definition»

    feelings of worry

    I hopped around the room the room, full of nerves and energy.

  9. nudge | see definition»

    to touch or push gently

    He nudged it toward me with his foot.

  10. permission | see definition»

    the approval of a person in authority

    This was the first time I was breaking a rule with mom and dad's permission!

  11. pretend | see definition»

    to give the appearance of being, having, or doing

    Then I gave Leo another turn, pretending they were mochi hammers.

  12. scowl | see definition»

    to look at someone or something in a way that shows anger or disapproval

    His face went back to his usual scowl when Dad tapped my shoulder and said, "Your turn, Jasmine!"

  13. search | see definition»

    to carefully look for someone or something : to try to find someone or something

    Next I searched the bathroom.

  14. surround | see definition»

    to enclose on all sides : ENCIRCLE

    I loved being surrounded by my family.

Practice these words and more with Puku, the award-winning app for kids ages 8-12. Make your own vocab lists to line up with tests and curriculum. Download Puku and start acing your vocab today!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!