Giver Vocab ch. 1-3

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Term Definition
Rasping (verb): scrape or grate with a rough tool.
Distraught (adjective): mentally confused, bewildered.
Distracted (adjective): turned away the mind or attention of.
Wheedle (verb): to persuade with flattery.
Nurturer (noun): one who takes care of, feeds.
Disposition (noun): a person's general way of acting.
Transgression (noun): act or instance of breaking the law.
Apprehensive (adjective): fearful about what may happen.
Aptitude (noun): natural ability; talent.
Chastise (verb): to punish; reprimand severely.
Rarity (noun): person or thing that is uncommon.
Palpable (adjective): able to be touched or felt.
Petuantly (adjective): ill-humored; peevish.
Bewilderment (noun): confusion or complete puzzlement.
Nodescript (adjective): without interesting or striking characteristics.

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