• The Fault in our Stars Vocabulary

    Chapters 1-5

    1. Veritable: being real or genuine
    2. Myriad: a large, indefinite number
    3. Affliction: a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health
    4. Aura: distinctive quality around a person or thing
    5. Doppelganger: a ghostly double
    6. Zeal: a feeling of strong eagerness
    7. Cohort: a band of warriors
    8. Coy: acting shy in a playful way
    9. Geyser: a spring that discharges hot water and steam
    10. Metronome: clicking pendulum indicating the music tempo

    Chapters 6-10

    1. Sedentary: requiring sitting or little activity
    2. Rapture: a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    3. Insipid: lacking interest, significance, or impact
    4. Revile: spread negative information about
    5. Scant: less than the full amount
    6. Narcotic: a drug that produces numbness or stupor
    7. Cloying: overly sweet
    8. Unblemished: free from physical or moral spots or stains
    9. Premonition: an early warning about a future event
    10. Sarcophagus: a stone coffin

    Chapters 11-15

    1. Paradox: a statement that contradicts itself
    2. Infinity: time without end
    3. Putrid: morally corrupt or evil
    4. Contorted: twisted, especially in pain or struggle
    5. Stalemate: a situation in which no progress can be made
    6. Machismo: exaggerated masculinity
    7. Commiserate: feel or express sympathy or compassion
    8. Bluster: a swaggering show of courage
    9. Extricate: release from entanglement or difficulty
    10. Addled: confused thinking

    Chapters 16-20

    1. Plateau: a period of little or no growth
    2. Memoir: an account of one’s personal life or experiences\
    3. Nostalgia: desire to return in thought to a former time
    4. Relevance: connected with the matter at hand
    5. Eponymous: giving one’s name to a tribe, place, etc
    6. Excruciating: extremely painful
    7. Deranged: disordered; disarranged
    8. Obituary: a notice of the death of a person
    9. Martyr: a person put to death for a belief, cause, or principle
    10. Conscious: aware of one’s own existence, thoughts, or surroundings

    Chapters 21-25

    1. Eulogy: a speech for someone who has died
    2. Clarion: loud and clear
    3. Terrestrial: of or relating to the planet Earth
    4. Omnipotent: almighty or infinite in power
    5. Memorial: something designed to preserve the memory of a person
    6. Plasticized: to become plastic
    7. Labyrinthine: complicated; torturous
    8. Accumulate: to gather or collect
    9. Ambitious: desirous of achieving success
    10. Disoriented: confused and out of touch