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Maniac Magee. vocabulary. chaotic. adjective completely disordered or disorganized a state of utter confusion. A joyful crowd created a chaotic atmosphere. dumbfounded. verb to confuse, amaze, or astonish. The poor man was dumbfounded by how to solve the complicated math problem. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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chaotic• adjective• completely disordered or
disorganized• a state of utter confusion
A joyful crowd created a chaotic atmosphere.
dumbfounded• verb• to confuse, amaze, or
The poor man was dumbfounded by how to solve the complicated math problem.
stark• adjective•without decoration or softening
effects; plain; simple• adverb• totally• extremely
The landscape is stark, but beautiful.
The players went stark raving mad when they won the state championship.
befuddle• verb• to confuse or mislead
I was befuddled by the complicated puzzle.
finicky• adjective• exceptionally fussy or hard
The finicky cat refused to eat her food.
infamous• adjective•having, deserving, or
causing a bad reputation•notorious or shameful
My dog is infamous for growling at everyone he sees, but he would never hurt anyone.
lambasting• verb• to scold harshly
The coach lambasted his team for their unsportsmanlike conduct.
hoist• verb • to lift or haul up (usually using
a mechanical device)• page 17
They hoisted the flag to the top of the pole.
flaunting• verb• to display ostentatiously• to show off
She flaunted her diamond ring whenever she got the chance.
nonchalant• adjective •not showing excitement or
anxiety• coolly confident
marooned• verb • to leave on an island or
coast, far from other people• abandon
The pirates marooned the children on a desert island.
meandering• verb • to wind back and forth• to wander in speech or
movement without a goal or direction
The stream meanders through the fields.
The lost puppy meandered through the streets.
stoic• adjective• showing little or no
reaction to painful or pleasant experiences
The judge’s face remained stoic throughout the trial.