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Vocabulary:  Unit 10 The Box Trolls Vocabulary:  Unit 10 The Box Trolls

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Acquiesce Archibald Snatcher hopes the townspeople of Cheesebridge will acquiesce to his plan even if they dont particularly like him Acquiesce To accept without protest to agree or submit ID: 705722

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Slide1

Vocabulary: Unit 10

The Box TrollsSlide2

Acquiesce

Archibald Snatcher hopes the townspeople of Cheesebridge will

acquiesce

to his plan, even if they don’t particularly like him.Slide3

Acquiesce

To accept without protest; to agree or submitSlide4

Allure

Despite his severe allergy, the allure of cheese was too great for Archibald Snatcher to resist.Slide5

Allure

To entice, tempt; to be attracting to; a strong attraction, the power to attract, charmSlide6

Askew

There was something slightly askew about Eggs’s

physical appearance as compared to the other

boxtrolls

.Slide7

Askew

Twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovinglySlide8

Blithe

The men in white hats blithely ate their gourmet cheese without a care in the world for the problems of the town or the

boxtrolls

.Slide9

Blithe

Cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcernedSlide10

Contentious

After the “murder” of the Trubshaw baby, the subject of the

boxtrolls

became quite a

contentious

one in the town of

Cheesebridge

.Slide11

Contentious

Quarrelsome, inclined to argueSlide12

Covet

More than anything else, Archibald Snatcher covets the position of a “white hat” for himself.Slide13

Covet

To desire something belonging to anotherSlide14

Crestfallen

Fish was

crestfallen

when Snatcher and his men captured another

boxtroll

.Slide15

Crestfallen

Discouraged, dejected, downcastSlide16

Disheveled

Despite trying to fit in, Eggs’s outfit – pieced together from odd bits of trash – looked very disheveled.Slide17

Disheveled

Rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorderSlide18

Exponent

Winny became an exponent for Eggs and the

boxtrolls

, attempting to warn the townspeople of what Snatcher had planned.Slide19

Exponent

One who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interpretsSlide20

Garrulous

Lord Portley-Rind and the other garrulous

white hats did little but eat cheese and talk (and talk) about the cheese they were eating. Slide21

Garrulous

Given to much talking; tediously chattySlide22

Insuperable

Archibald Snatcher’s insuperable machine nearly destroyed

Cheesebridge

, the townspeople, and the box trolls.Slide23

Insuperable

Incapable of being overcomeSlide24

Lamentable

The lamentable disappearance of the Trubshaw

baby caused much of the hatred and fear of the

boxtrolls

.Slide25

Lamentable

To be regretted or pitiedSlide26

Misnomer

Calling Eggs a boxtroll is something of a misnomer

.Slide27

Misnomer

An unsuitable or misleading nameSlide28

Profess

It was rather perplexing when Lord Portley-Rind professed

that Madame

Fru

Fru

was a “great beauty.”Slide29

Profess

To affirm openly; to state a belief in; to claim, pretendSlide30

Respite

The box trolls would enjoy their respite in the day and venture out at night to scavenge.Slide31

Respite

A period of relief or restSlide32

Retribution

The townspeople hired Snatcher to exterminate all of the box trolls as retribution for murdering the

Trubshaw

baby.Slide33

Retribution

A repayment; a deserved punishmentSlide34

Sinuous

Winding their way through a series of sinuous tunnels, the

boxtrolls

would emerge into the streets at night to scavenge through the townspeople’s trash. Slide35

Sinuous

Winding; having many curves; lithe and flexibleSlide36

Sonorous

Madame Fru Fru

sang with a rich,

sonorous

voice that was unusually deep for a woman.Slide37

Sonorous

Full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in styleSlide38

Vanguard

Herbert Trubshaw was in the vanguard

of those who treat the

boxtrolls

fairly when few other humans would. Slide39

Vanguard

The foremost part of an array; the leading position in any fieldSlide40

Wastrel

Mr. Trout and Mr. Pickles were very intent on seeing themselves as “good guys” and not as wastrels assisting Archibald Snatcher. Mr. Gristle was just crazy.Slide41

Wastrel

A wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing