WORD LISTS

"Charlotte's Web": Chapter One

January 28, 2012
Here is a list of twenty vocabulary words from the first chapter of E.B. White's classic children's novel "Charlotte's Web."
shriek
"Do away with it?" shrieked Fern.
sob
"Please don't kill it!" she sobbed.
litter
"Fern," said Mr. Arable, "I know more about raising a litter of pigs than you do.
injustice
"This is the most terrible case of injustice I ever heard of."
approach
As she approached her chair, the carton wobbled, and there was a scratching noise.
whisper
"Oh," she whispered.
absolutely
He's absolutely perfect."
perfect
He's absolutely perfect."
demand
"What's that?" he demanded.
miserable
"You call that miserable thing a pig?
specimen
That's a fine specimen of a pig -- it's no bigger than a white rat."
distribute
"No, I only distribute pigs to early risers," said Mr. Arable.
nevertheless
A small one, to be sure, but nevertheless a pig.
promptly
It just shows what can happen if a person gets out of bed promptly.
appetite
The pig, although tiny, had a good appetite and caught on quickly.
blissful
She just sat and stared out of the window, thinking what a blissful world it was and how lucky she was to have entire charge of a pig.
entire
She just sat and stared out of the window, thinking what a blissful world it was and how lucky she was to have entire charge of a pig.
select
By the time the bus reached school, Fern had named her pet, selecting the most beautiful name she could think of.
pupil
The pupils giggled.
giggle
The pupils giggled.

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