The Tell Tale Heart Vocabulary

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The Tell Tale Heart Vocabulary. 1. Acute. A sharp or keen sense of something. Ex: You could say you had an acute sense of hearing if you could hear everything. 2.Conceived. Thought of Ex: I conceived the idea of teaching The Tell Tale Heart around Halloween because it is a spooky story. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>Slide 1</p> <p>The Tell Tale Heart Vocabulary1. AcuteA sharp or keen sense of something.</p> <p>Ex: You could say you had an acute sense of hearing if you could hear everything.2.ConceivedThought of </p> <p>Ex: I conceived the idea of teaching The Tell Tale Heart around Halloween because it is a spooky story.3. VexTo disturb or annoy.</p> <p>Ex: It would vex me to hear people talking while I was talking.4. StifledSmothered</p> <p>Ex: I felt stifled by the lack of air in the airplane.5. CreviceA small crack</p> <p>Ex: I could only see a small part of the room through the crevice in the wall.6. StealthilyTo do something cautiously or secretly.EX: I tried to stealthily take one of the cookies from the jar, but the lid crashed to the floor and gave me away.7. AudacityShameless daring or boldness</p> <p>Ex: She had the audacity to ask me for $200, even though she already owed me money.8. VehementlyTo do something with intense emotion</p> <p>Ex: I asked vehemently to be allowed to go to the movies but my mom still said No.9. derisionTo ridicule or tease</p> <p>The constant derision from her friends made Jenna decide to find a new group of friends. 10. HypocriticalFalse or deceptive, like a person who is pretending to be what he or she is not.</p> <p>Ex: It seemed hypocritical of her to tell me to save my money as she was out shopping.</p>