The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson, Vocabulary List Chapters 7-11

The Parker Inheritance Vocabulary List

  1. artifact | see definition»

    a simple object (such as a tool or weapon) that was made by people in the past

    Books and other artifacts sat behind glass.

  2. atrium | see definition»

    an open area inside a tall building that has windows to let light in from above

    They entered a large atrium at least two stories high.

  3. cajole | see definition»

    to coax or persuade especially by flattery or false promises

    So with the help of a bike Candice found in her shed — and some extra cajoling of Brandon — they had ridden over to Lambert High School.

  4. cautious | see definition»

    showing or using care to avoid trouble or danger

    Brandon cautiously crept into the kitchen.

  5. commissioned | see definition»

    ordered to be made in exchange for payment

    It was commissioned specifically for us.

  6. cringe | see definition»

    to show disgust or embarrassment at something

    Candice tried not to cringe as he read to himself.

  7. convenient | see definition»

    allowing you to do something easily or without trouble

    "Convenient. Easy."

  8. derogatory | see definition»

    expressing a low opinion of a person or thing

    Colored was not a derogatory term — certainly not at the turn of the twentieth century.

  9. furrow | see definition»

    to make wrinkles or grooves in

    Rudolph Gibbs's forehead furrowed so his eyebrows bunched together.

  10. hesitant | see definition»

    feeling or showing unwillingness to do something because of doubt or nervousness

    Why he'd been hesitant to bike in the first place.

  11. hoax | see definition»

    something false passed off as real

    "My mom thinks it's a hoax."

  12. inscription | see definition»

    words that are written on or cut into a surface

    "Can you read off the inscription?"

  13. investigate | see definition»

    to study by close examination and questioning

    "Maybe she could help me with the investigating."

  14. meek | see definition»

    having or showing a quiet and gentle nature : not wanting to fight or argue with other people

    Candice waved meekly.

  15. perplexed | see definition»

    unable to understand something clearly or to think clearly

    "Most of us were right perplexed."

  16. retro | see definition»

    looking like or relating to styles or fashions from the past

    "Kind of retro."

  17. sanction | see definition»

    to officially accept or allow

    "I'm sure it would have been a very big deal if it had been a real, sanctioned game."

  18. scowl | see definition»

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

    Candice scowled at herself.

  19. superfluous | see definition»

    going beyond what is enough or necessary : EXTRA

    "Well, there's a lot of stuff in the letter that's kind of superfluous," he said.

  20. thrust | see definition»

    to push with force : SHOVE

    "Here," she said, thrusting the paper at him.

  21. tribute | see definition»

    something done, said, or given to show respect, gratitude, or affection

    "It looks like someone made tribute videos for a number of past coaches."

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