A Painted House John Grisham Aja Fitzgerald Ament Period 1 VOCABULARY Chapters 1-11 1. Scrutinized(9)- to examine in detail with attention. 2. Oscillate(33)- to vibrate. 3. Ominous(41)- threatening. 4. Imperative(41)- unavoidable. 5. Uncanny(47)- beyond the ordinary. 6. Concoction(51)- mixture, blend. 7. Impediment(53)- a speech disorder. 8. Inadvertently(63)- unintentional. 9. Jurisdiction(66)- control. 10. Gaunt(67)- extremely thin. 11. Quota(71)- ones share of a total amount. 12. Penchant(75)- a strong liking for something. 13. Embellish (75)- to improve by adding detail. 4. Mundane(76)- unimaginative. 15. remote (81)- far apart. 16. Carnage(81)- massacre. 17. Smug(113)- confident of one’s superiority. 18. Maim(115)- to cripple. 19. undaunted(127)- not forced to abandon purpose or effort. 20. Inflict(134)- to deliver. Chapters 12-19 1. Prohibition (152)- forbidden. 2. Commiserate (158)- pity. 3. Venture (168) – risk. 4. Sanctuary (182)- a sacred place. 5. Agile (196)- quick. 6. Deftly (192)- clever. 7. Engulf (199)- to plunge or immerse. 8. Escapade (203)- a reckless adventure or wild prank. 9. Mesmerize (204)- fascinate. 10.
Convoy (210)- ship, fleet, group of vehicles, etc. , accompanied by a protecting escort. 11. Relentless (216)- obdurate. 12. Suppress (216)- abolish. 13. Speculate (216)- to indulge in conjectural thought. 14. Swagger (224)- to walk or strut with a defiant or insolent air. 15. Flamboyant (225)- strikingly bold/showy. 16. Savor (225)- to give oneself to the enjoyment of. 17. Tepid (226)- moderately warm; lukewarm. 18. Delirious (232)- thrilled, excited, ecstatic. 19. Skirmish (237)- any brisk conflict or encounter. 20. Haggle (237)- to bargain in a petty, quibbling, and often contentious manner. 0-27 1. Refuge(264)- a place of shelter, protection, or safety. 2. Assailant (276)- person who attacks. 3. Turmoil (277) – a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance; tumult; agitation; disquiet. 4. Profusely (284) – in great amount. 5. Alleged (286) – supposed. 6. Flagrant (296) – shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious. 7. Myriad (297) – a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things. 8. Remnant (306) – a remaining, usually small part, quantity, number. 9. Delirious (308) – thrilled, excited, ecstatic. 10. Diversion (309) – amusement. 11.
Gawk (314) – stare stupidly; gape. 12. Barrage (316) – an overwhelming quantity or explosion, as of words, blows, or criticisms. 13. Ultimatum (319) – a final proposal or statement of conditions. 14. Insufferable (322) – not to be endured; intolerable; unbearable. 15. Captivate (324) – to attract and hold the attention or interest of, as by beauty or excellence; enchant. 16. Adamant (324) – utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion in spite of all appeals, urgings, etc. 17. Unscathed (327) – unharmed; uninjured. 18. Motive (344) – causing, or tending to cause, motion. 9. Solidified (350) – unite firmly. 20. Meager (354) – deficient in quantity or quality; lacking fullness or richness; scanty; inadequate. 28-34 1. Menacing (360) –threaten with violence, danger, etc. 2. Rivulet (361) – a small stream; streamlet; brook. 3. Ravine (362) – narrow steep-sided valley commonly eroded by running water. 4. Confidant (366) – close friend or associate to whom secrets are confided or with whom private matters and problems are discussed. 5. Swarthy (368) – dark-hued or dark-complexioned. 6. Bewilder (374) – confuse or puzzle completely; perplex. . Tedious (382) – long and tiresome. 8. Contemplate (388) -think fully or deeply about. 9. Mammoth (393) –enormous. 10. Relinquish (394) -to renounce or surrender (possession). 11. Submerge (398) -to cover or overflow with water; immerse. 12. Arsenal (400) -collection or supply of weapons or munitions. 13. Siege (416) –a prolonged period of trouble or annoyance. 14. Badger (418) -to harass or urge persistently; pester; nag. 15. Makeshift (418) -a temporary substitute. 16. Replenish (421) -to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking, used up, etc. 17.
Coerce (423) -to compel by force, intimidation, or authority. 18. Commendable (430) –admirably. 19. Solitude (431) -the state of being or living alone; seclusion. 20. Colic (442) -pertaining to or affecting the colon or the bowels. SENTENCES 1-11 1. I scrutinized the watch to determine if it were real or not. 2. The phone oscillated on the table and eventually fell off. 3. The ominous snake rattled his tail when we were near. 4. Because I did not do my chores I knew there was an imperative punishment coming my way. 5. The story she wrote was unique and uncanny, so she received an A. 6.
The evil Witch created a horrible concoction in her bowl. 7. The boy’s words were slurred so I couldn’t figure what his was saying almost as if he were born with an impediment. 8. I tipped over the wine glass inadvertently. 9. His crime was committed outside of the court’s jurisdiction. 10. She came from a severely impoverished family resulting in her famine and gaunt figure. 11. My quota for helping with the baby sitting was less than I hoped for. 12. The athlete had a penchant for basketball. 13. She decided to make the story she told a little more exciting by embellishing it and making up extra scenes. 4. The movie was boring and mundane, so critics didn’t exactly rave it as the author hoped. 15. I was stuck on a remote island for months before anyone found me because it was so hard to find. 16. There was much carnage in the movie, so it was rated ®. 17. The snooty boss was very smug, and had every right to be. 18. The mean man maimed the weaker boy who is now in a wheelchair. 19. The woman remained undaunted toward who strong opinion. 20. Because I was given the responsibility to watch him, I will receive all the punishment Mom will decided to inflict on me. 12-19 1.
I was prohibited to go into her parents’ room. 2. She told me to not feel commiserate toward her, but I did anyway because she was impoverished. 3. Only then did I venture to walk into the old woman’s strange castle. 4. He came here to relax because it was peaceful and the ultimate sanctuary. 5. She was silent and agile as she escaped the kidnappers. 6. He was a deftly child who always could rely on his slick talk to reverse his punishment. 7. I was engulfed in sorrow when my bunny ran away. 8. During the summer we got in trouble for always being involved in risky escapades. 9.
I was mesmerized by the shiny new bicycle. 10. He was too late to get the safety of the convoy. 11. Relentless persuasion overbears him. 12. Many people were happy when slavery was suppressed. 13. I sat and speculated on my homework. 14. His swagger when he walked away was obvious to everyone. 15. When she got on stage she was exciting and flamboyant. 16. I knew it wouldn’t last forever so I stood and savored the moment. 17. The water was tepid and good for night swimming. 18. The new game system left me delirious. 19. The Revolutionary War started out as a small skirmish rather than an all-out battle. 0. The men haggled on and on until the set price was established. 20-27 1. The stray cat took refuge in an old cardboard box to keep warm. 2. He was apparently shot three times by unidentified assailants. 3. The unemployment rate in the United States is in turmoil. 4. The man was sweating profusely. 5. Although he had no proof, the English teacher still alleged that his student had asked someone else to complete his homework. 6. Paul’s cooking was a flagrant abuse of good ingredients. 7. I was surrounded by a myriad of trees while in the forest. 8.
The dried frosting was the only remnant of the cake I’d baked yesterday. 9. I was delirious before going to the exciting theme park. 10. I created a diversion while my son Johnny ran from the bear unseen. 11. I gawked at the new expensive video game through the window and wished I could afford it. 12. As soon as Tiffany walked in the house after her date, she was barraged with questions. 13. The strict director sent Antoine this ultimatum: “If you miss another rehearsal, you will be dropped from the cast. ” 14. Some robots are made to do insufferable tasks. 15.
I was captivated by the angel’s majestic entrance. 16. They were adamant about receiving an answer to their question, because their entire grade depended on it. 17. I was lucky that I appeared unscathed from the burning building. 18. His main motive was revenge. 19. I sat down with my fiance to have a serious conversation about solidifying our relationship. 20. The meager supply of food would not last through the winter. 28-34 1. The school bully was a menacing guy; I was glad he got expelled. 2. Everyday we’d visit the rivulet we lived by because it was nice and peaceful. 3.
Every once in a while we’d take a trip to see the ravine right off of the river. 4. My best friend is also my confident. 5. Janet was swarthy after her long beach vacation in Mexico. 6. I was bewildered by all of the arguing adults surrounding me as if they were about to turn cannibal. 7. The meeting was tedious. 8. I contemplated on whether I should get the red or the green dress for prom. 9. The tallest man who ever lived was a mammoth in size compared to baby Jerry. 10. I solemnly relinquished my iPod to my irate mom. 11. The Titanic was submerged under the waves in unbeatable time. 2. I had unlimited arsenals in time for evacuation. 13. Baby sitting was a period of remarkable siege. 14. I had to badger my brother into taking out the trash for me. 15. Mr. Hank came in as our makeshift for the day. 16. Our fruit was replenished by our good neighbor, Mr. Owl. 17. He tried to coerce me into signing the contract. 18. That wife of his is very commendable. 19. With the divorce and the fact that she never had any kids, Brooke was left in great solitude. 20. The helpless baby suffered through a severe case of colic trouble.