The Handmaids Tale Vocabulary journal 1. Yearning
a feeling of intense longing for something. 2. Derivation
the obtaining or developing of something from a source or origin.
a small place where a person's foot can be lodged to support them. 4. Implement
put (a decision, plan, agreement, etc.) into effect. 5. Behemoth
a huge or monstrous creature. 6. Facades
an outward appearance that is maintained to conceal a less pleasant or creditable reality.
a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists.
an awkward, complex, or hazardous situation.
looking or sounding sad and dismal.
add fictitious or exaggerated details to
(an account) to make it more interesting.
sluggish and apathetic. 12. Lithe
thin, supple, and graceful. 13. Benevolence
disposition to do good. 14. Gauziness
transparently thin and light. 15. Ethereality
extremely delicate or refined. 16. Lithograph
a lithographic print.
clear someone of blame or suspicion.
feeling or expressing great happiness and triumph. 20. Sacrilege
violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred. 21. Futility
pointlessness or uselessness. 22. Languid
weak or faint from illness or fatigue.
excessively interested in acquiring money or material things.