• Vocabulary 1 [These are words from The Giver and SAT/ACT words.] 

    apprehension (noun): nervousness, fear [Aubrey Hen’s son] 

    resolve (noun): determination, strong will [re-solve] 

    nurture (verb): provide care and support, nourish; train or educate [nurse chair] 

    chastise (verb): scold, punish [chase ties] 

    petulance(noun): grouchiness [pet chew Lance] 

    benign (adj.): gentle, kind-hearted; mild [be nine] 

    ominous (adj.):  showing a sign of bad things to come [Oh, my noose] 

    solemn (adj.):  serious, frank, earnest, grave [sell ‘em] 

    scrupulous (adj.): honest, honorable, ethical [scoop you loose] 

    meticulous (adj.): thorough, extremely careful about details [me ticklish]