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Vocabulary: Lamb to the Slaughter

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Miguel Castro

on 20 February 2013

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Transcript of Vocabulary: Lamb to the Slaughter

Vocabulary
Lesson "Lamb to the Slaughter"
By Roald Dahl "There was a slow smiling air about her, and everything she did. The drop of the head as she bent over her sewing was curiously TRANQUIL" (24). Tranquil "It wasn't until then that she began to get frightened. 'Go on,' he said. 'Sit down.' She lowered herself back slowly into the chair, watching him all the time with those large, BEWILDERED eyes" (25). Bewilder "Her first INSTINCT was not to believe any of it, to reject it all" (25). Instinct "The car came very quickly, and when she opened the door, two policemen walked in. She knew them both-she knew nearly all the men at the PRECINCT..." (26). Precinct "Her skin-had acquired a wonderful translucent quality, the mouth was soft, and the eyes, with their new placid look, seemed larger, darker than before" (24). Translucent "The four men searching the rooms seemed to be growing weary, a trifle exasperated" (27). Trifle Trifle (noun): a matter, affair, or circumstance of trivial importance or significance Translucent (adjective): clear; transparent Precinct (noun): a district, as of a city, marked out for governmental or administrative purposes, or for police protection Instinct (noun): a natural or innate impulse, inclination, or tendency Bewilder (verb): to confuse or puzzle completely Tranquil (adjective): peaceful; quiet; calm
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