Anne Frank First 10 Vocabulary Words
1. Deliberation (pg.v)- long and careful consideration or discussion. After long deliberation, Otto Frank decided to fulfill his daughter’s wish and publisher her diary.
2. Disposition (pg. 3)- a person’s inherent qualities of mind and character. Henny Mets is a nice girl with a cheerful disposition.
3. Capitulation (pg. 8)- the action of surrendering or ceasing to resist an opponent or demand. First there was the war, then the capitulation and then the arrival of the Germans, which is when the trouble started for the Jews.
4. Frequent (pg. 8)- visit a place often or habitually. Jews were required to frequent only Jewish-owned barbershops and beauty parlors.
5. Vice (pg. 9)- immoral or wicked behavior. Unfortunately, or not, as the case may be, this vice seems to be rampant at our school.
6. Ardor (pg. 10)- enthusiasm or passion. His ardor eventually cools, especially since I ignore his passionate glances and pedal blithely on my way.
7. Dismal (pg. 28)- depressing; dreary. Not being able to go outside upsets me more than I can say, and I’m terrified our hiding place will be discovered and that we’ll be shot. That, of course, is a fairly dismal prospect.
8. Hypochondriac (pg. 33)- a person who is abnormally anxious about their health. He’s an absolute hypochondriac!
9. Prudish (pg. 48)- excessively proper or modest in speech, conduct, dress, etc. Not only were we not allowed to run water during the day, but the bathroom was also off-limits. I’ll tell you how we handled this problem; you may find it unseemly of me to bring it up, but I’m not so prudish about matters of this kind.
10. Adoring- (pg. 83)- love and respect. He has the misfortune of adoring foreign words without knowing what they mean.
Anne Frank Final 10 Vocabulary Words
1. Obligingly (pg. 190)- willing to do a kindness or service. Peter obligingly got up and took the pan out of my hands.
2. Solace (pg.197)- comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness. I know that there will be solace for every sorrow.
3. Rambunctious (pg. 207)- uncontrollably exuberant; boisterous. I washed my hair yesterday, and because I knew he was next door, I was very rambunctious.
4. Despondent (pg. 210)- in low spirits from loss of hope or courage. This left me on my own to face the difficult task of improving myself so I wouldn’t have to hear their reproaches, because they made me so despondent.
5. Impudent (pg. 215)- not showing due respect for another person. I pour my heart out to you, and the rest of the time I’m as impudent, cheerful, and self-confident as possible to avoid questions and keep from getting on my own nerves.
6. Blithely (pg. 242)- showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper. Mrs. van D. is trembling because of the planes, which take no notice of the speech but fly blithely on toward Essen.
7. Reconciled (pg. 280)- restore friendly relations between. Saturday evening at dinner Dussel apologized in beautiful Dutch. Mrs. van Daan was immediately reconciled.
8. Admonitions (pg. 283)- an act or action of admonishing; authoritative counsel or warning. On the contrary, all I ever got were admonitions not to be so noisy.
9. Bourgeois (pg. 287)- of or characteristic of the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes. I can assure you, I’m not so set on a bourgeois life as Mother and Margot.
10. Impeccable (pg. 334)- (of behavior, performance, or appearance) in accordance with the highest standards of propriety; faultless. Perhaps Providence is deliberately biding its time getting rid of Hitler, since it’s much easier, and cheaper, for the Allies to let the impeccable Germans kill each other off.