Vocabulary in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Vocabulary Examples in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland:

Chapter VII

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"indignantly..."   (Chapter VII)

The adverb "indignantly" means to act angrily and with an air of irritation. Alice is offended when the March Hare and the Hatter cry out that there is no room for her at the table.

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"croquet..."   (Chapter VIII)

The word "croquet" refers to a game where players use a mallet to knock a ball through various hoops, or wickets, on a grass court. Croquet was popular in Victorian England because both men and women were allowed to play.

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"bore..."   (Chapter IX)

The word "bore," which is the simple past tense of the irregular verb "to bear," means to tolerate. Here, Alice conducts herself well and tolerates the Duchess's behavior.

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"jury-box..."   (Chapter XI)

The word "jury box" refers to the play where a jury or jurors sit together and listen to the presentation of evidence. Following the trial, jurors make a decision as to the innocence or guilt of the accused.

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"Herald..."   (Chapter XI)

The word "herald" refers to someone who makes announcements before an official event.

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