The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant



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Name _________________________________________ Vocabulary

Mrs. Gregg

1 English 9

The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant



Familiarize yourself with each vocabulary word. As you read the story, look for these words in context. Then, create a sentence of your own about the story, using the word correctly, including context.


  1. Blundered (v): to move or act blindly, stupidly, or without direction or steady guidance

Sentence: __________________________________________________________________

  1. Marriage portion (n): a dowry; the money or goods that a wife brings to her husband at marriage.

Sentence: __________________________________________________________________

  1. Antechambers (n): rooms or chambers that serve as a waiting area to a larger room

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  1. Homage (n): respect or reverence paid or rendered

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  1. Inscrutable (adj): not easily understood; mysterious; unfathomable

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  1. Petulantly (adv): to act irritable, annoyed, childish

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  1. Volition (n): the act of willing, resolving, choosing

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  1. Impelled (v): to drive or urge forward

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  1. Usurers (n): money lenders who lend money and charge a large amount of interest

Sentence: __________________________________________________________________

  1. Fickle (adj): likely to change, not constant or loyal in affections (what or whom one likes)

Sentence: __________________________________________________________________


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