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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The Tell Tale Heart Vocabulary1. AcuteA sharp or keen sense of something.

Ex: You could say you had an acute sense of hearing if you could hear everything.2.ConceivedThought of

Ex: I conceived the idea of teaching The Tell Tale Heart around Halloween because it is a spooky story.3. VexTo disturb or annoy.

Ex: It would vex me to hear people talking while I was talking.4. StifledSmothered

Ex: I felt stifled by the lack of air in the airplane.5. CreviceA small crack

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

Ex: She had the audacity to ask me for $200, even though she already owed me money.8. VehementlyTo do something with intense emotion

Ex: I asked vehemently to be allowed to go to the movies but my mom still said No.9. derisionTo ridicule or tease

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.

Ex: It seemed hypocritical of her to tell me to save my money as she was out shopping.