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    A vocabulary word list of 72 words for The Kite Runner is arranged in order of appearance:
    Chapters 1-4: pp.1-30: affluent, tapestries, chandelier, vaulted, congenital, perpetually, skeptic, scoffed, virtuous, intricacies, exhilarating, liability, melee, jostled, vehemently, revving, nemesis, obstinacy, irony,
    Chapters 5-10: pp.30-108: monarchy, unwittingly, harassing, trepidation, lorries, foyer, integrity, squabbling, gnarled, imminent, demise, lumbering, insomniac, embodiment, bazaar, drone, shrouded, withered, stench
    Chapters 11-16: pp. 109-187: cretin, permeate, cardamom, tarpaulin, suitor, carcinoma, palliative, metastasized, chastise, posh, ensuing, incessant, chuff, presumptuous Chapters 17-25; pp. 188-to-end: wary, oblivion, dismissive, snickered, burlap, relic, obliges, haphazardly, hunkered, tote, morbidly, calloused, hemorrhage, paunchy, irrevocably, teeming, turmoil, insomniac, epiphany, eccentric

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    1)  Very pleased: delighted (adjective)
    Root - word created directly from British language

    2)  Existing at birth but not usually hereditary; inherent (adjective)
    Root GEN = race, kind, class

    3)  Stupid or annoying person; someone with a marked mental deficiency due to a thyroid imbalance (noun)
    Root - word created directly from Christian language teaching

    4)  A moment when a person suddenly sees or understands in a new or clear way; manifestation of a divine being (noun)
    Root PHAN = show, bring to light, appear

    5)  An entrance hallway in a home; an open area in a public building lobby; anteroom in a theater (noun)
    Root FOCUS = hearth

    6)  With many twists and hard bumps or knots; bumpy or twisted (adjective)
    Root KNOOR = a knor (M.Eng)

    7)  To lower one's body to the ground by bending legs; crouch, squat (verb)
    Root from Finish HUNK = home base

    8)  Pushed against while moving forward in a crowd; made one's way by shoving: elbowed (adjective)
    Root JUXTA = near, beside

    9)  Motor trucks, esp if open; low horse-drawn wagons without sides (pl. noun)
    Root is British origin but unknown

    10)  A confused struggle or fight involving many people (noun)
    Root MELERE - mix, meddle (French)

    11)  Serving to make a disease less intense or severe; something reducing the effects or symptoms of a medical condition without curing it (adjective))
    Root PALLI - cloak, conceal

    12)  Shown or treated with Contempt by derisive acts or words: mocked; laughed at and talked about with disapproval (adjective)
    Root British SCOP = singer

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