Ender's Game Vocab: Chapters 11-13

Vocab For Cha Pters 11
 
Created Mar 4, 2011
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Insolent
Insultingly contemptuous in speech or conduct   "Ender looked for the source of the...
Deployed
Placed in battle formation or appropriate positions   "Ender pointed all around the...
Autonomy
Independence   "Your autonomy is guaranteed, and despite our difference in ranks I am...
Disingenuous
Not straightforward, lacking candidness   "Do not be disingenuous with me, Colonel...
Percolated
To pass through high command   "Colonel Graff, the name Ender Wiggin has percolated...
Inestimably
Too valuable or excellent to be measured or appreciated   "…So that Ender Wiggin,...
Inertia
Resistance to a change in motion   "Ender had helped them with some techniques from...
Reclamation
The recovery of a useful substance from waste   "It had been launched in one piece,...
Protocol
Code of correct conduct, etiquette  "Anderson handed him the hook. Ender unfroze everyone...
Jackal
Accomplice aiding in bad acts   "And the boy has the soul of a jackal."
Regale
To entertain sumptuously, to amuse   "At dinner, though, he would often regale them...
Toadied
Flattering; pleasing someone to gain personal advantage   "…and then wrote a column...
Preemptive
Having the power to prevent usually unpleasant anticipated situations   "I've been learning...
Dirigibles
A steer able airship   "Ender turned his face to the window and watched the helicopters...
Fastidious
Careful; meticulous attention to detail   "There were still water birds taking their...
Strafing
To rake from side to side   "…fish leaping and birds strafing to take the bugs that...
Albedo
The ratio of light reflected off a celestial body   "Its albedo is only slightly brighter...
Vestigial
Small, under grown body parts in comparison to an earlier stage   "…the most likely...


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