Handmaids Tale Vocabulary Essay

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Ilias Djebari English IV
Honors
The Handmaids Tale Vocabulary journal 1. Yearning

pg. 1

noun

a feeling of intense longing for something. 2. Derivation

pg. 11

noun

the obtaining or developing of something from a source or origin.

3. Toeholds

pg. 13

noun

a small place where a person's foot can be lodged to support them. 4. Implement

pg. 16

verb

put (a decision, plan, agreement, etc.) into effect. 5. Behemoth

pg. 17

noun

a huge or monstrous creature. 6. Facades

pg. 23

noun

an outward appearance that is maintained to conceal a less pleasant or creditable reality.

7. Anachronisms

pg. 33

noun

a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists.

8. Quagmires

pg. 46

noun

an awkward, complex, or hazardous situation.

9. Lugubrious

pg. 54

adjective

looking or sounding sad and dismal.

10. Embroider

pg. 69

verb

add fictitious or exaggerated details to
(an account) to make it more interesting.

11. Lethargic

pg. 70

adjective

sluggish and apathetic. 12. Lithe

pg. 73

adjective

thin, supple, and graceful. 13. Benevolence

pg. 87

noun

disposition to do good. 14. Gauziness

pg. 93

adjective

transparently thin and light. 15. Ethereality

pg. 93

adjective

extremely delicate or refined. 16. Lithograph

pg. 104

noun

a lithographic print.

17. Pious

pg. 113

adjective

devoutly religious.

18. Vindicate

pg. 122

verb

clear someone of blame or suspicion.

19. Jubilant

pg. 127

adjective

feeling or expressing great happiness and triumph. 20. Sacrilege

pg. 131

noun

violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred. 21. Futility

pg. 143

noun

pointlessness or uselessness. 22. Languid

pg. 153

adjective

weak or faint from illness or fatigue.

23. Acquisitive

pg. 157

adjective

excessively interested in acquiring money or material things.

24. Ingratiatingly

pg. 162

adjective…